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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Häxan) (1922)

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
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Maren Pedersen

Maren Pedersen

Heksen / The Witch
Clara Pontoppidan

Clara Pontoppidan

Nonne / Nun
Elith Pio

Elith Pio

Heksedommer / Witch Judge
Oscar Stribolt

Oscar Stribolt

Graabroder / Doctor
Tora Teje

Tora Teje

En hysterisk kvinde / Modern Hysteric
John Andersen

John Andersen

Chief Inquisitor
Benjamin Christensen

Benjamin Christensen

Djævlen / The Devil
Poul Reumert

Poul Reumert

Juveler / Jeweler


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HEATHENS! BRIDES OF THE ANTICHRIST!

5 years, 5 months ago at Feb 14 8:23
Really neat old film footage. Interesting director.

Monsters Mash #2 Haxan

2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 23 18:13
It's Indianastar Monsters Mash 2012, Now we come to one of the most controversial silent films in history
[img id=338506 width=500full] Haxan: Witchcraft through the ages it was a german expressionist film from 1922 it was not a narrative film but a documentary a documentary about hell is broken up in four parts the first half deals with the basic ideal of hell the second half shows witches... read more

A classic

1 year, 7 months ago at Dec 26 23:51
Since it is such a classic, I thought it was finally to time to check it out. Eventually, it is quite a weird flick, some very old documentary (about 90 years old) dealing with some even older superstitions mainly involving witchcraft in the Middle-Ages. It is rather funny that it is considered a horror flick when it is supposed to be a documentary. I mean, there were some rather eerie stuff, I... read more
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Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. Häxan is a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.
Release date: 27 May 1929
UPC: 037429161722
Horror (14), Witchcraft (9), 1922 (8), Denmark (8), Documentary (8), Silent (8), Devil (7), 1920s (6), Witches (6), Torture (6), Black And White (5), Inquisition (5), Sweden (5), Satan (4), Blood (4), Superstition (4), Occult (4), Nun (4), Witch (4), Monk (3)
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A classic

“Since it is such a classic, I thought it was finally to time to check it out. Eventually, it is quite a weird flick, some very old documentary (about 90 years old) dealing with some even older superstitions mainly involving witchcraft in the Middle-Ages. It is rather funny that it is considered a horror flick when it is supposed to be a documentary. I mean, there were some rather eerie stuff, I’ll give you that but it doesn’t really qualify as ‘horror’, at least, that’s my opinion. Honestly, the whole thing feels pretty dated nowadays and you might wonder if it was really scientifically accurate. Still, even though the educational aspect might be questionable, it was still an interesting watch and it has definitely some historically value. It is also striking that the makers wer” read more

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