The Epic Film Challenge II
#207 – Häxan (1922)
Dir. Benjamin Christensen
Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther, Maren Pedersen, Ella La Cour, Emmy Schønfeld, Kate Fabian, Oscar Stribolt, Clara Pontoppidan, Elith Pio
The two hundred and seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Benjamin Christensen’s ambitious and genre bending horror-documentary, Häxan or Witchcraft Through the Ages.
Recorded in October 2017.
Is it a film you must see before you die?
Luke: Yes, it’s not great and was even a bit of a slog to get through, but this early silent film that blends horror and documentary is an admirably ambitious piece, with unforgettable imagery.