So, beyond a dvd box hinting of horrors not contained in film, the film does try to up the ante by making her a child killer rather than the standard lady killer of legend. Listing 650 children being killed in the opening intertitle, the film does contain a ledger of her kills – each illustrated and the tortures described in detail. This led to two thoughts. Firstly, the book is too thin to detail 650 murders in such depth. Secondly the film does not hold true to its convictions – it tries to up the ante by suggesting that the Countess (Svetlana Khodchenkova) is a child killer and then does not stray anywhere near that territory in reality.
|Svetlana Khodchenkova as Elizabeth|
|trail of blood|
The imdb page is here.