Häxan (1922) : 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.
|Release Date||:||Sep 18, 1922|
|Production Company||:||Aljosha Production Company, Svensk Filmindustri|
|Production Countries||:||Denmark, Sweden|
|Casts||:||Maren Pedersen, Elith Pio, Oscar Stribolt, Clara Pontoppidan, Tora Teje, Benjamin Christensen, John Andersen, Poul Reumert, Kate Fabian, Else Vermehren, Astrid Holm|
|Plot Keywords||:||witch, mystic, hysteria, sorcery, superstition, insanity, satan, torture, devil, demon, witchcraft, mental illness, middle ages, silent film, love potion, spellcasting, burned at the stake, accusation, satanic rite, nervous disorder|