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  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 3.8  (1,788)

Ligeia is a supernatural horror movie released in 2009 that follows a writer named Jonathan who becomes obsessed with a woman who he believes is his deceased wife, Ligeia. The film twists and turns as the audience questions the reality of the situation, leading to a shocking finale. The movie begins with Jonathan (Wes Bentley), a drug-addicted writer, teaching at a university. He is haunted by the loss of his wife, Ligeia, who died from a drug overdose. Jonathan rents an old mansion from the wealthy Lord Blackwood (Jeffrey Combs), where he plans to write his next novel. While there, he meets and becomes romantically involved with one of his students, Rowena (Kaitlin Doubleday).

As Jonathan starts working on his novel, he increasingly becomes fixated on Ligeia. In his mind, she still exists, and he imagines her presence guiding him in his writing. He even begins to see Ligeia's apparition in the mansion. Meanwhile, Rowena is also drawn into Jonathan's obsession, as he begins to see Ligeia in her as well.

Jonathan starts to research the mansion's history, trying to uncover any clues that will lead him to Ligeia. He learns that the mansion is cursed, and all of its former owners have experienced a tragic end. However, Jonathan is convinced that he can break the curse and reunite with Ligeia.

The movie shifts between reality and Jonathan's hallucinations, leaving the audience questioning what is real and what is not. There are several chilling scenes that leave a lasting impression, including one where Ligeia's ghostly figure appears in the mirror while Rowena is getting ready for bed.

As the movie progresses, Jonathan becomes increasingly unstable, and his behavior becomes more erratic. Rowena tries to help him, but as she uncovers more about the mansion's dark past, she realizes that Jonathan's obsession with Ligeia is dangerous.

The climax of the film takes a thrilling turn, and the ending is shocking, to say the least. The film is visually stunning, with hauntingly beautiful cinematography and score. Wes Bentley's portrayal of Jonathan is mesmerizing, and Kaitlin Doubleday's performance as Rowena is equally compelling.

Overall, Ligeia is a psychological horror film that explores the themes of grief, obsession, and the supernatural. The plot is complex and thought-provoking, leaving the audience with more questions than answers. The movie is perfect for fans of gothic horror and psychological thrillers but may not be for everyone.

Ligeia is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.8.

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    1 hr 29 min
  • IMDB Rating
    3.8  (1,788)