Ever since reading Andrei Codrescu’s “The Blood Countess” in my teens, I’ve been fascinated by Elizabeth Bathory, a 16th-century Hungarian countess who, apparently, killed virgins and bathed in their blood in an effort to keep herself young.
I was particularly excited when it was announced last year that Julie Delpy would star in and direct a film version of Bathory’s story titled The Countess and co-starring Radha Mitchell, William Hurt and Vincent Gallo.
I hadn’t heard much of the production for a few months until today when I spotted this fantastic poster for the film over at Film Experience and I got excited about it all over again. Note that Ethan Hawke is still listed below but he dropped out of the production months ago.
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!