Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

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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.
Starring Benjamin Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan
Director Benjamin Christensen