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Häxan (1922)

U 05/27/1929 (US) DocumentaryHorrorHistory 1h 45m


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.

  1. Benjamin Christensen

    Director, Writer

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  1. Benjamin Christensen

    Benjamin Christensen


  2. Ella La Cour

    Ella La Cour

    Karna, Sorceress

  3. Emmy Schønfeld

    Karna's Assistant

  4. Kate Fabian

    Old Maid

  5. Oscar Stribolt

    Fat Monk

  6. Wilhelmine Henriksen

    Apelone, a Poor Old Woman

  7. Elisabeth Christensen

    Anna's Mother

  8. Astrid Holm

    Astrid Holm


  9. Karen Winther

    Anna's Sister

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