From Australia, allow me to present to you Rod Hardy's Thirst...
I should note that the director, Hardy, has gone on to work on some things of note relatively recently. He's directed episodes of Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, The Librarians, and Supernatural. So he's no schlub. The film also stars a beautiful actress by the name of Chantal Contouri who is a little Greek and a little Australian, and all around alright by me. While she did have a brief stint on General Hospital in the late 80s, for the most part, she's primarily stayed in Australia and been on many of their TV shows. Unfortunately, we don't get many of those so I can't give any overview of that in any real sense like the shows that Rod Hardy worked on here in the States.
I first saw a majority of this movie on the Roku channel Bizarre TV one afternoon and was immediately interested by the premise. I eventually saw it a second time, in its entirety, and got a copy of it on DVD. Even since then, I've seen it a couple more times. Basically, Thirst takes the vampire lore of Elizabeth Bathory and adds to it a bit of modern industry/capitalism to go along with how a cult worships the legend. But enough about what I have to say about it, let's take the synopsis from the back of the DVD box:
"She was innocent, pure and unsuspecting. Now, Kate Davis has been kidnapped by a bloodthirsty cult and taken to a remote village. It is there that she discovers her unholy fate! According to the prophecies of the Hyma Brotherhood, she must fulfill her destiny by marrying their leader and helping them quench their eternal thirst for blood."
Let's get started, shall we?