It’s a Blood Bath! The Countess is on a Rampage!

I had to laugh when I saw this. Netflix streaming has three different movies telling the exact same story – that of the Countess Bathory. I very much enjoyed the Hammer version (Countess Dracula) but I have yet to watch the two newer versions.

Countess Dracula (1971) – Rated PG

“This Hammer Productions cult classic stars Ingrid Pitt as Elisabeth, a countess who discovers that the blood of young virgins can restore her fading beauty. Her twisted lover, Captain Dobi (Nigel Green), is happy to keep her in supply. But soon, the town begins to miss its nubile residents, and Dobi becomes enraged when he learns that Elisabeth has been posing as her own daughter in order to seduce a younger man.”

Bathory, Countess of Blood (2008) – Rated R

“While her husband is off battling the Turks, 16th-century countess Erzsébet Bathory fights to protect her family and her land, woos the Italian artist Caravaggio and endures vicious rumors that she bathes in the blood of virgins.”

The Countess (2009) – Not Rated

“Blaming her advancing age for a failed romance with a younger man, 16th-century Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood, believing that the grim ritual will restore her youthful beauty.”