Häxan (1922)

imdb rating7.7Rotten Tomatoes rating88%
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.

Director

Benjamin Christensen

Cast

Maren Pedersen - The Witch
Elith Pio - The Young Monk
Oscar Stribolt - The Fat Monk
Clara Pontoppidan - The Nun
Tora Teje - The Modern Hysteric and Kleptomaniac
Benjamin Christensen - The Devil
John Andersen - Chief Inquisitor
Poul Reumert - Jeweler
Kate Fabian - Old Maid
Else Vermehren - Nun
Astrid Holm - Anna
Johannes Skov Andersen - Witch Judge
Gerda Madsen - Nun
Aage Hertel - Witch Judge
Ib Schønberg - Witch Judge
Emmy Schønfeld - Marie the Seamstress
Frederik Christensen - Citizen
Ella La Cour - Magician
Elisabeth Christensen - Older Farm Lady
Henry Seemann - Citizen
Alice O'Fredericks - Nun
Knud Rassow - Anatomen
Ellen Rassow - Maid
Holst Jørgensen - Ole Kighul
H.C. Nielsen - Jeweler's Assistant
Albrecht Schmidt - Neurologist
Karina Bell - Nun (uncredited)
Karen Winther - Anna
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