Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Weird, just last week I sent this image to a friend of mine who named his new black kitten Vincent Price (and hadn't seen Ligeia). I also recommended he watch this on a double bill with Mean Streets.
That's a great poster (and blog, which I just discovered).I was in an International Cinema class a while back where one day Elizabeth Shepherd came in and talked, and the teacher screened this movie. Ms. Shepherd was just about the nicest lady, and it was a real trip hearing this very poised elderly woman talk about her experiences making horror movies like this one (one story involved a special effect where a bird appeared to peck out her eye). Apparently she was originally cast to play Emma Peel in the Avengers, and she even shot a couple episodes but she started wanting to change lines, and was in general butting heads with the other creatives. She was fired and Diana Rigg took her place. Rigg can't be beat, but ever since I met Ms. Shepherd I've always wondered what if...?
My vote for Corman's all around best movie. A thing of real beauty when you see it projected.
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