If one were to judge this film by its poster – it would be very wise. The artwork encompasses a somewhat satirical image of what appears to be a blow-up-doll with a knife held to its throat. The films tagline, “Who says the virgin always lives ‘til the end?” also fills one with doubt before sitting through this supposedly comedic horror flick.
The main inspiration and the aspect deemed worthy of your attention is the adapted storyline of Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Said to be one of the most prolific serial killers in history, this Hungarian aristocrat was said to have murdered over 600 young women from less fortunate backgrounds than herself. Such vampiric accusations as saying she believed bathing in the blood of her victims would maintain her youth are assumed to be unreliable facts, albeit obviously the most exciting to base a story on. Chastity Bites, is not the first film to be based on the Countess and compared to the power houses Anna Friel (Bathory: Countess of Blood, 2008) and Julie Delpy (The Countess, 2009) Louise Griffiths may look the part but fails to deliver a nothing other than a sex and blood crazed maniac to our screens.
Sadly this film missed the mark on so many levels and illustrates just how vital it is to get that cross between genres spot on before making one that completely fails to do so. It was obvious what Chastity Bites was trying to achieve, however if you can deal with poor CGI, a predictable and formulaic plotline alongside some rather over the top acting, then this might work for you. Not the 80’s cult style slasher film that you would expect it to be.
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Chasity Bites is available to buy on iTunes now
The DVD will be available April 10th
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