A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.
This has to be the only and best direct biography film or close to it of real life female serial murderer of the most brutal and sadistic kind Elizabeth Bathory who legends say that she bathed in virgins blood, though that legend never made it to the big screen and many more unfortunately which could of made it horrifyingly powerful. Julie Delpy portrays Bathory with such coldness, strength and confidence that it gave me chills and she directed the film with ease and care leaving most to the imagination making you think the most darkest happenings and the story is so fascinating and terrifying that yes this did happen long ago in the 17th century that an aging countess got so desperate for youth that she murdered young virgins and drained them for their blood thinking something pure is in them to make her have a youthful glow or was it something more to her story? Her mystiqueness she took to her grave forever. The chilly atmoshere was effective and added to the doom and dread of the film but as a whole I really think they held back and played it safe and was quite capable at pulling out a much greater and powerful film about Elizabeth Bathory but this is just fine for now and just as bizarre as the fact and case. Overall I wasn't blown completely away by it but the commitment of Julie Delpy was impressionable and solid and I look forward to her next effort because I do think she is underrated as an actress and director. Recommended for at least one viewing. 6.5 out of 10