The Tomb of Ligeia

1965

The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)

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In this horror film, based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, a recently-widowed man is convinced that his wife is still alive, even after he witnesses her eventful burial. The widower falls in love with another woman, but his obsession with his dead wife comes between them.

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Cast

Vincent Price
as Verden Fell
Elizabeth Shepherd
as The Lady Rowena Trevanion/The Lady Ligeia
John Westbrook
as Christopher Gough
Derek Francis
as Lord Trevanion
Richard Vernon
as Dr. Vivian
Denis Gilmore
as Livery Boy
Penelope Lee
as Lady Rowena's Maidservant
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Critic Reviews for The Tomb of Ligeia

All Critics (9)

Another film based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and directed by Roger Corman. The least effective of the ten Poe films. It often drags and Price seems miscast.

Nov 1, 2014 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

An excellent conclusion to the [AIP Poe] cycle, and a fine achievement of penny-pinching filmmaking of the sort that Corman did better than anyone else.

Nov 2, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

To have one's pulse race when turning the pages of "Ligeia" - or, indeed, while watching Corman's film - isn't merely to fall into Poe's literary trap, it's to somehow be in communion with the dead author.

Oct 14, 2011 | Full Review…

...visually sumptuous as the fetid ambience of English ruins such as Stonehenge and a 900-year-old abbey fills every widescreen inch.... Price [is] the romantic lead and the (admirably restrained) vessel of necrophilic madness.

Apr 5, 2006 | Full Review…

interesting in a morbid sort of way.

Mar 23, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A creepy and atmospheric ghost movie.

Feb 12, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tomb of Ligeia

Nice paring of legends Vincent Price and Roger Corman. Solid '60's Gothic horror.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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½

This is one of my favourite Corman movies and favourite Price movies. Plus, it's got a cat, I love cats. I love the story too, it's very much like Poe's stories. And it has great atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

All things considered...a very polished looking film. Based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Vincent Price is delightfully morose as poor Verden Fell. A widower who (along with his new bride) is haunted by the memory(?) of his deceased(?) wife. One of the better Corman films in my opinion. Full of creepy fun, cheap scares and over the top acting. Oh and an omnipresent "FLYING" cat...can't forget the omnipresent flying cat!

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

a really creepy poe adaptation with vincent price as a man whose dead wife won't give him any peace. good performance by elizabeth shepherd as the unlucky woman who marries him. great gothic atmosphere. one of the better corman films i've seen though less known than the pit and the pendulum and house of usher

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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