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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Roger Corman's 'Tomb of Ligeia,' Starring Vincent Price

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 1, 2013 at 11:17AM

Vincent Price Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with "Tomb of Ligeia," which director and TFH creator Joe Dante calls "an intelligent and satisfying climax to the [Roger] Corman/Poe saga."
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"Tomb of Ligeia"
"Tomb of Ligeia"

Vincent Price Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with "Tomb of Ligeia," which director and TFH creator Joe Dante calls "an intelligent and satisfying climax to the [Roger] Corman/Poe saga."

Roger Corman bids farewell to his Edgar Allan Poe series with a beautifully mounted departure from the heavy stylization of previous entries, played more like a gothic romance. Vincent Price would go on to topline an eccentric collection of further Poe "adaptations", some of them in name only. Elizabeth Shepherd is a strong proto-Jane Austin heroine, and also plays Price's dead wife who haunts him from the grave in the form of a black cat. It's an intelligent and satisfying climax to the Corman/Poe saga.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.