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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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