Tilda Swinton Latest to Bathe with The Blood Countess
Another name has been added to the ever growing list of folks who are looking to bathe in the blood of young virgins. I mean who wouldn't want to, right? We feel bad for the poor jackass who has to wash all those damned towels afterward.
Over on director Ulrike Ottinger's website word has come that Tilda Swinton (Constantine, The Chronicles of Narnia) is the latest actress to star as the psychotic Countess Elizabeth (Erzsebeth) Bathory in The Blood Countess (Die Blutgrafin).
Swinton will be joining the previously announced Isabelle Huppert (pictured below with Swinton), Udo Kier (Suspiria), Sophie Rois, Udo Samel, Irm Hermann, and Nicholas Ofczarek.
Impatiently awaiting the arrival of her devoted maid Hermine, the countess Erzsébeth Báthory, also known as La Comtesse Sanglante, a tigress in human disguise, ascends into the open daylight. At breathtaking speed, the two women race through a Vienna of ghoulish beauty.
Their entourage: Báthory's nephew Bubi, a vegetarian vampire who refuses to follow family traditions, his therapist, two wacky vampirologists, some members of the dueling fraternity "Vampiria", an all-female music ensemble, and many more. "Wiener Blut", Viennese blood, is shed by the buckets while the hearts of the present Habsburgians and Viennese beat high. This is a cracked journey to the roots of a myth that has lost nothing of its appeal: to the Vampyre Empire! Naturally, the showdown takes place at Vienna's "Prater" - during a midnight supper on that fair´s famous Ferris wheel.
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