The set in the Ukraine with the castle/mansion that serves as the setting for a good portion of the film was absolutely beautiful. However they found that place, I might consider living there even if it was haunted by a vengeful spirit!
And it would be unfair not to mention some of the other actors in the picture. I've never seen Michael Madsen ever play as understated a character as Rowena's father George. The same holds true for Eric Roberts as the groundskeeper Vazlov. These two actors typically eat up the scenery and yet both showed amazing restraint in these quieter roles. And then there's Mackenzie Rosman who played Loreli, Vazlov's nearly silent niece. It took me a few minutes to realize where I'd seen her, but she used to play Ruthie Camden on TV's 7th Heaven for eleven years (1996-2007). Now in her very early 20s she's matured into a very beautiful woman who will hopefully transition into more mature roles as she continues her career.
The Tomb won't be for everyone. It's not your traditional slasher movie that most people tend to associate with the term "horror" these days. But if you're looking for more psychological horror, this might be up your alley.
The film is available as part of a multi-faceted program hosted by Fangoria to gain fan support to choose one of eight films for a limited theatrical release in late July. If you go to Fangoria FrightFest as well to see clips from the films, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with many of the films' directors.
For more information about The Tomb be sure to check out the movie website LigeiaMovie.com and the "Fangoria FrightFest" site mentioned earlier. You can also click here to read Edgar Allen Poe's short story "Ligeia".