Welcome to episode 112 of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, Marc and Branden finish up the Corman/Poe Cycle with a review of the eighth and final film that Roger Corman adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s work, The Tomb of Ligeia from 1964. They also move on to round forty-two of the Besting the Backlog Challenge, discussing Welcome to the Punch (2013) and Malibu High (1979).
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0:00:00 – 0:04:34 – Intro
0:04:35 – 0:52:24 – Our Week in Media
0:52:25 – 1:45:48 – The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) Review (Contains Spoilers!)
1:45:49 – 2:02:50 – The Besting the Backlog Challenge – Round 42 (Contains Spoilers for Malibu High!)
2:02:51 – 2:06:50 – Next Arc Revealed!
2:06:51 – 2:10:36- Outro
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.