Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922/1968)

Benjamin Christensen directs himself, William Burroughs and Clara Pontoppidan in this Swedish film essay on the history of Satan and witchcraft and prejudice throughout history.

I’ve struggled to get much out of silent movies at home over these past few years so cheated and watched a shortened re-release from the Sixties with a William Burroughs voiceover. This did the trick and I’m primed to watch the original version next time. Mucho full on demon make-up and visual effects and kinky torture between the lesson plan intentions. Really worth seeking out for horror fans.

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Perfect Double Bill: Power of the Witch (1971)

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

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