The Tomb of Ligeia
The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 20, 1965
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

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.

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Mark Bourne

...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.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

This was the last of Corman's Poe films, but it is clear that the well of ideas had not run dry.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

interesting in a morbid sort of way.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson

A creepy and atmospheric ghost movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Nice paring of legends Vincent Price and Roger Corman. Solid '60's Gothic horror.
Stella Dallas
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… More
Aj V
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… More
Kylie B
Really enjoyed this. Sexy, creepy and very stylishly done.
Robert C
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.… More
Brian R
This is my first Roger Corman picture I have seen. The Tomb Of Ligeia left me with the feeling of eerie dread. Corman makes useful touches of gothic hell and… More