Famous castles, churches, chapels and cemetaries of Europe – Čachticka Castle, Slovakia (Čachtický hrad)
Cachtice castle, Slovakia (Čachtický hrad), residence and eventual prison of the notorious ‘blood Countess’ Countess Elizabeth Báthory (Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614).
Along with Orava Castle, Čachtice Castle was used as the location for Count Orlok’s castle in Nosferatu.
A slightly dressed up version of Čachtice is used for the exterior shots of Baron Gorc’s castle in the 1981 Czechoslovakian comedy The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians.
The live album Channeling of Lady Elizabeth Bathory by multigenre jam band Štefánik, Perný & Kollár feat. Kofi was recorded in Višňové village, under Čachtice Castle in 2010.
Čachtice Castle was featured on the “Castle of the Blood Countess” episode of the ABC Family show The Scariest Places on Earth, as well as the August 2008 episode “Tortured Souls” on the SyFy channels series Ghost Hunters International.
Juraj Jakubisko’s 2008 film Bathory is set in Čachtice Castle, where some scenes were filmed.
Host of Dark Arts Horror Radio – broadcacasting From Beyond the Grave 24/7/365