The Hungarian countess Erzebet is promised from birth and from a young age is thought to be ruthless. Despite her finding love, her mother has her boyfriend murdered and the child is a secret she takes to her grave. She marries and bores children. Her husband and her become one of the most powerful family but unfortunately the husband dies shortly after leaving her in control o the estate which she does very well until the night she meets a young man and they fall madly in love with each other however the father is against them because of her older age and keeps him trap. It drives her mad believing he left her because she looked old and begins blood from virgins to murdering hundreds.
Some might believe this movie to be an historical type of movie but this is merely a portrait of a woman who let vanity get the best of her. This shows that it’s been a problem for century despite what people think with the new era of plastic surgery. The set up looked real, the visual effects felt as real as it should be in the17th century. The acting was on point, especially the main actress. I love the comparison they made between her killing many people for her own gain and being declare a monster but yet if she had been born a man, she would have gone to war, killed thousands, and would have been a hero. Another great comparison was the one about her losing everything because she loved a man more than god but isn’t man made at the image of God? The entire movie was emphasized on the sexist, that a woman shouldn’t be in charge of such powerful estate, making me even wonder at the end whether her killing these women were real or just a set up to prove that women aren’t equals whom they even argued at some point at the beginning of the movie.
I did feel let down however, I expected much more, from, how they built the story from the beginning but it died down pretty quickly. The love story was described intense but I couldn’t feel it. Nonetheless an interesting movie, filled with positive, negatives and many different views juggle with.