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The Tomb Of Ligeia

The Tomb Of Ligeia
  • 1964
  • US
  • 81 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Roger Corman
  • Written by: Short story:, Edgar Allan Poe, Screenplay:, Robert Towne, Paul Mayersberg
  • Cast: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook
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Prior to her death, Ligeia Fell vows to return from the grave. Time passes, and her doctor husband finds himself a new wife. But Ligeia's will is stronger than time and mortality, and her reappearance is one of inevitability - and dire consequence. One of the most unsettling and taboo of cinematic gothic horrors, this Poe adaptation was scripted by Robert Towne, who would go on to write Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown'. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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