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THE TOMB is an erstwhile modern-day adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe horror story THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, adapted so memorably for the screen by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price back in 1964. Sadly, this low budget, shot-on-the-cheap-in-Crimea version of the story is a complete dud.
There's barely any link to the original story here, aside from a ghostly woman and a doomed romance. Otherwise it's a typical indie-looking cheap horror flick: colour filters, flashbacks, softcore sex scenes, the odd snippet of gore here and there. The script is abysmal - sad given the screenwriter also wrote THE CROW back in the day - and the director never worked on anything else. That hardly comes as a surprise.
All that THE TOMB does do well is waste the talents of various cast members. Wes Bentley is the lead but can do nothing with such a dull character, while the likes of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Madsen, and Eric Roberts pop up in various supporting roles or cameos. They're not worth tuning in for either.
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