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The Tomb of Ligeia

The Tomb of Ligeia

The Tomb of Ligeia

1964 / 82min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROGER CORMAN

CAST: VINCENT PRICE, ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, JOHN WESTBROOK

Price is back front-and-center for the finale of Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe cycle, here playing another isolated 19th century nobleman brooding amidst lavish period décor—this time he’s condemned by vision problems to wear tinted glasses, and haunted by the spirit of his deceased first wife, which lives on in the persecutorial presence of a malignant black cat. With a script by future Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne, channeling the poetry of Poe.