Wednesday 1 December 2010

Blood bathing virgin killer anyone?

Castles, Eastern Europe, a countess murdering virgins and bathing in their blood. Is Hammer back in business or have they released some of their back catalogue to cinema? The answer is, unfortunately, no to both. However, Metrodome's new release does read like something that the once great distributor would have released.

The tale of the notorious Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who has been recounted by historians, writers, poets, playwrights, musicians, painters, and moviemakers for many years. Tradition has it that Countess Bathory was the greatest murderess in the history of humankind – a fact documented by her entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

Stories have it that she bathing in blood and perfomed many gruesome acts of torture on her female virgin victims before killing them.

But is that really true? In four centuries, no historical document has been found to reveal what had exactly happened.

Diametically opposing the established legend, BATHORY is about a defenceless widow who owns more property and riches than the King himself and who, as a result, becomes a victim of scheming from on high.
In cinemas on 3rd December
Images / trailer © Metrodome Distribution

1 comment:

  1. The rumors of her bathing in virgin blood spread like a viral disease. In truth, she took pleasure in torturing women of all ages to death, the youngest on record being a 12 year old sister of one of her servants. Many torture devices were found in her castle, one being a cage that had spikes pointing inwards with only enough room in it to stand and she watched her servants stick the women with hot pokers, causing the victim to jolt and flail in the cage, which also meant getting their skin gruesomely torn and ripped up by the spikes which led to their eventual deaths.

    Her seamstresses would get sewing needles pierced through the tips of their fingers, if the dresses they made her weren't satisfactory.

    She was seriously cruel and only got away with her mass murdering because of power.

    One can do their research on her and learn what type of person she really was but some pages have only half of the information while others have as much as they can provide, using information that's in one of England's museums I believe. She was sick enough to document most of her murders.