Julie Delpy stars in this gothic historical chiller─which she also wrote, directed, scored, and produced─as Countess Bathory, the wealthy 17th-century Hungarian noblewoman who supposedly bathed in the blood of virgins to preserve her beauty. Convinced her age led a younger suitor (Daniel Brühl) to reject her, Bathory abducts dozens of local peasant girls and eventually stands trial for her sanguinary spree. William Hurt co-stars. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.