“Do not think that I shall leave you to enjoy this.”

Though commemorated in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific female serial killer of all time, modern historians will tell you Bathory never killed anyone and that the charges were simply a witch hunt designed to get a politically powerful woman out of the way. 

Even in death Bathory continued to frighten the unwise and unwary, as the smears against her as a witch and murderess turned her into a prolific horror icon and ultimately preserved her legacy for the ages.