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

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by Trailers From Hell
March 1, 2013 11:17 AM
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"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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