Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

The third movie in my Vincent marathon is yet another Poe inspired collaboration between Price and Corman. The story is centered around a love triangle between Price's character, his second wife (sort of) and his dead wife. Yes this movie has it all. Creepy atmosphere, beautiful locations and possible necrophilia.

This one is more subtle and has slower pacing the most of Corman's films which tend to be a little more tongue-in-cheek. The deliberate pace lends to the ominous feel of the film but also makes it a little slow at time. I have to admit, there were times early on when I was focusing more on Elizabeth Shepard's rack than the story. However, the story eventually builds and the ending drew me in more. This wasn't my favorite Price film, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

According to Netflix this movie will stop streaming on 5/1/13. Of course, sometimes they lie.

The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? Vincent Price makes my panties moist.

Is it artsy? For a Vincent Price film? Sort of, but not really at all.

What stood out the most to you? How upset PETA must be about the end of this movie.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? A quiet mood with the patience to let the story build.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 3 Stars. 


SPOILER ALERT: Talking about the movie is encouraged in the comment section. Read at your own risk.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...