Day 1: Häxan (1922)

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We’re officially starting this year’s 31 Days of Horror with Häxan, which is a silent horror film from writer / director Benjamin Christensen. It’s an interesting movie because it’s sort of an enigma by seemingly being all things at once. It’s a documentary and history lesson about witchcraft but it’s also a fictional horror narrative with “reenactments” of the torture methods used on those found guilty of being witches. It’s both very tame and approachable, yet it also could never have been released in the US at the time it was made due to the sexuality, violence and nudity on display (even in Sweden, where it was made, film censors …

CharlesDay 1: Häxan (1922)