Utterly barmy. Features a monk like Stephen Fry and another than howls like a wolf when aroused, very heavy handed chess metaphors, Caravaggio wearing a hat with candles on it, a lute being smashed against a wall in a hallucination and a sex scene in a moving confessional. And it's all historically accurate!!!
This film has some very interesting scenes, but it really doesn't feel like the film I thought I was supposed to be watching. Its all over the place: witches, babies in ice, monks on ancient roller skates, Caravaggio. I mean, what the hell is Caravaggio doing in this film?! For Bathory stories, it doesn't stand up at all to Countess Dracula or even the more recent The Countess.