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The Tomb (2009)

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Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to ... See full summary »

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Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people's souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia's everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness... Written by Michael Staininger

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Rated R for some sexual content, language, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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When Ligeia is introduced to the caretaker of the manor and his niece she says "Den Dobry", what she should be saying is "Dobry den", which is Russian for "Good Day". See more »

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Version of The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) See more »

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Poe this ain't
11 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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