Hxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Director
Benjamin Christensen

Main cast
Elith Pio; Oscar Stribolt; Maren Pedersen; Clara Pontoppidan; Tora Teje

Genres
Horror

Description
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary 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. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.


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