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Häxan (The Witches)
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Häxan (The Witches)

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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.
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Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

August 21, 2002

Fascinating pioneering horror
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Goatdog's Movies
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February 28, 2002

Viewers who think "silent" films are boring and primitive would do well to start with this one as an example of how advanced they really were.
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MovieMartyr.com
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March 05, 2002

The film stands as a fascinating historical document, and, more surprisingly, as a thoroughly watchable film.
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Lawrence Journal-World

June 07, 2003

The sophistication of these 1920 special effects are hard to believe
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Old School Reviews
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July 12, 2002

Before you think the filmmaker is one sick dude, he also develops scenarios to show how innocent women are deceived and trapped into witch accusations...
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Film4
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September 25, 2007

In fact Haxan is a deeply rationalistic piece of humanism, exposing the horrors of superstition and hysteria rather than of witchcraft itself.
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Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
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May 07, 2003

One of the earliest films that takes misogyny and sexual repression as its subject.
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Variety
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May 16, 2008

Swedish and Danish pictures easily hold the palm for morbid realism and in many cases for brilliant acting and production.
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Combustible Celluloid
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May 26, 2006

Begins as a documentary about witches but turns into a real, honest-to-goodness horror film with scary images of witches, devils, evil spells, etc.
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DVDJournal.com
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April 08, 2006

Ostensibly an exposé of religious persecution born from ignorance of science ... or, when filtered through the bong water of the psychedelic '60s to become Witchcraft Through the Ages, a trippy exercise in surreal pop filmmaking extravagance.
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006

A weird and rather wonderful brew of fiction, documentary and animation based on 15th and 16th century witchcraft trials, Christensen's film has a remarkable visual flair that takes in Bosch, Breughel and Goya.
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Chicago Reader
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August 15, 2007

A silent curiosity made in Denmark in 1922, with an episodic, rhetorical structure that would have appealed to Jean-Luc Godard.
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