Count Regula is a noble with an unusual proclivity. You see, he loves torturing young virgins to death. He gets twelve before his peasantry get tired of this and draw and quarter him. Now, 35 years later, his spirit has awakened with a plan for eternal life. Using his servant to act out his commands from beyond the grave, Regula goes about hunting down the daughter of his final intended victim and the son of his prosecutor.
This film contains examples of:
- 13 Is Unlucky: Averted. The blood of thirteen virgins is actually very lucky, given that it's the key to immortality.
- Big Bad: Count Frederick Regula, the mad noble trying to seek immortality.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Anatole acts as this to Regula, being resurrected 35 years before Regula and being more physically capable even when the resurrection happens.
- Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
- Heel–Face Turn: Fabian goes from a highwayman who sells our heroes out due to cowardice to heroically rescuing them from death traps.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: Good Friday.
- Immortality Immorality: Regula's motive for all his torture and murder it to get the blood to make an elixir of immortality.
- Load-Bearing Boss: Regula's castle collapses when he's killed.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: The baddies are undead immortals who need virgin blood to live, but are never referred to as vampires.
- Our Vampires Are Different: These are undead people created by an elixir made of virgin blood. They have Black Blood and a Healing Factor so strong that bullet holes disappear in seconds.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Regula's tortures were so heinous that the courts decide to sentence him to be quartered instead of the standard beheading.
- Pendulum of Death: Roger is imprisoned in a pit beneath a descending pendulum after being captured by Count Regula and then attempting to escape.
- The Place
- Virgin Power: Virgin blood is the main ingredient in the elixir of immortality.
- The X of Y