Now, here are the true Twins of Evil! Granted, sisters Audrey and Judy Landers, born two years apart, aren’t twins in real life – but they did wind up rocking both identical costumes and fits of homicidal jealousy in the “Split Decision” episode (1983) of the horror anthology series The Hitcher.
Portraying daughters of a former stage magician, these two sexily mischievous wonders soon have a conniving real estate man (played with sleazy ease by Jackson Davies) on the romantic run-around. But, this poor fellow doesn’t pay attention when informed, early on, that the two never share. Thus, the episode’s title has special import for him during the show’s ending moments.
Performance-wise, Judy portrays her scenes with Davies with a careless nonchalance that can be chilling while Audrey’s eyes burn with magnetic fury throughout most of the episode. The result is two strongly off-kilter performances from women known mostly for comedy and soap opera dramatics.
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