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.