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

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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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7 years, 5 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

6 years, 1 month 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: 18 September 1922
UPC: 037429161722
Tags: Horror (14), Witchcraft (9), Documentary (7), Silent (7), Devil (7), Denmark (7), 1922 (7), Torture (6), Witches (6), Black And White (5), 1920s (5), Inquisition (5), Occult (4), Witch (4), Sweden (4), Blood (4), Satan (4), Nun (4), Superstition (4), Monk (3)
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