The last of Roger Corman's Poe films, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA is also the most unusual entry in the series and one of the best. Set in 1821, the film opens as Verden Fell (Vincent Price) stands grief-stricken while his beloved wife, Ligeia, is buried in the cemetery outside the ruined,
ancient abbey where he lives. Before she expired, Ligeia told her husband that she would never die, and, as the coffin is lowered, a black cat sitting on the tombstone screams and the corpse's eyes snap open. Fell rushes to the casket, convinced that his wife still lives, but the eye movement was
merely a involuntary reflex. Months later, while on a fox hunt, the Lady Rowena (Elizabeth Sh...