Edgar Allan Poe’s story of a wife who won’t stay dead is the basis for this 1964 feature, the finest of Roger Corman’s Poe adaptations (The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, etc). Shot in a crumbling abbey in Norfolk, England, the film is more melancholy than frightening, thanks to a screenplay by Robert Towne (Chinatown) that shucks shock effects in favor of an eerie mix of memory and desire. With Vincent Price.
The Tomb of Ligeia
1 hour 21 min • 2013