If you can handle the word “drama” in with your horror, I think you might get behind Julie Delpy’s period piece The Countess, which tells the true story of the legendary Elizabeth Bathory, who inspired many a vampire myth with sadistic rituals that included bathing in the blood of virgins. Beyond the break you can check out the first trailer that looks pretty interesting as it goes from romantic to haunting (I think the shot of her at the fireplace at the end says it all), along with a long synopsis.
The true story of Countess Bathory born in 1560. At the age of 14, she married a powerful warlord, 10 years her senior. Although their relationship became cold and distant she bore him four children. While he was away fighting wars, she kept up their estate with the help of her confidant, the witch Anna Darvulia, becoming increasingly powerful. She was feared, admired and loathed by many even the King had to obey her wishes. After her husband died, she met a handsome young man. They fell passionately in love. However, she was desperately concerned that she was not young enough to keep him. For 12 years, she waited for his return and in mad desperation, began to bathe in the blood of virgins, convinced that it would provide her with eternal youth and beauty, setting in motion the chain of bloody and treacherous events that led to her demise.
In case it gets pulled, it’s also over at BDTV:
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