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Häxan

witch mystic hysteria sorcery superstition insanity satan torture devil demon witchcraft mental illness middle ages silent film satanic ritual love potion spellcasting burned at the stake folk horror accusation nervous disorder

Häxan

Release Date: September 18, 1922

Year    :   1922
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary, Horror, History
Production Companies    :   SF Studios, Aljosha Production Company
Director    :   Benjamin Christensen
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Benjamin Christensen
RunTime    :   105 mins.
Budget    :   220000

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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