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Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent 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. Häxan is a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.
When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired.
TheEyeofFaith: “I want this! Nicholas Ray - So cool! ”
TheEyeofFaith: “Had to sell this when I was low on cash! I will have to get this again one day. My absolute favorite Bergman, and always in my top 10.”
TheEyeofFaith: “Mysterious and Alluring. I need this! ”
TheEyeofFaith: “Kathleen Burke is an icon of beauty & mystery.”