Tomb of Ligeia 1964 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Roger Corman’s “Tomb of Ligeia” was his final installment in his Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. This film is said to be the biggest and best of the adaptations. I’ve never read the actual Poe story, but I’m sure the film is very loosely based on it.
Vincent Price (as usual) stars as Verden Fell, an eccentric man who has just lost his wife, Ligeia. A rich girl, Rowena (Elizabeth Shepherd) is startled by him in a cemetery, and becomes quite fond of him. Rowena realizes that Verden is haunted and tortured by the death of his wife and has constructed a great wall around himself. She proceeds to break through the wall he’s constructed, and the two are married. However there is character in the film… the cat. This strange black cat that was owned by Ligeia still lingers around Verden’s home and isn’t very found of his new wife.
“Tomb of Ligeia” was the last of the Poe pictures that I have seen. I had high expectations for the film and really wasn’t let down at all. The movie is a great Price film. I really love the character of Verden. The only downer of the film (not a major one) is the ending. It’s not all that bad, but could’ve been much better. Overall “Tomb of Ligeia” is a classic Roger Corman/Vincent Price Poe film. Highly recommended!