An engaged writer falls under the spell of a mysterious temptress who steals souls.

Director:

Michael Staininger

Writers:

John Shirley (screenplay), Edgar Allan Poe (short story "Ligeia")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Jonathan
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Rowena
Sofya Skya ... Ligeia
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Len Burris
Joel Lewis Joel Lewis ... Eddie
Michael Madsen ... George
Christa Campbell ... Mrs. Burris
Jerome Samuel Lewis Jerome Samuel Lewis ... EMT #1
Jared Sanz-Agero Jared Sanz-Agero ... EMT #2
Joe Hanrahan Joe Hanrahan ... Goth Pastor (as Joseph Hanrahan)
Lydia Hull ... Bartender
Eric Roberts ... Vaslov
Mackenzie Rosman ... Loreli
Jeff Most ... Russian Priest
Stephanie Reuter Stephanie Reuter ... Club Performer (as Stephanie Summers)
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Storyline

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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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The movie was originally known by the work it was based off of (Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia) but later renamed to The Tomb. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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real strange
6 August 2015 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

not the film. only presence of few actors with clear potential for decent work and the choice for Edgar Allan Poe. because it is one from many confuse films about nothing, who use a great piece of literature for a real ambiguous purpose. the good intentions are not enough in this case because it has not a start point and a finish line. it seems creepy and inspired by Gothic but without relevant result. the Ukrainean flag on a Russian palace is the best proof for an improvisation who remains only game with old clichés. bad detail is the fact than the film has not desire to convince the viewer. all is only a boring travel among stereotypes of genre, ignoring substance or a little dose of credibility. only a fake horror who use Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts and Michael Madsen only as hangers for poor characters.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

13 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tomb See more »

Filming Locations:

Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Budget:

$8,800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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