Column: From Strange and Distant Shores: Haxan (1922)

By Orrin Grey

Haxan (1922). Director: Benjamin Christensen. Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen. Country: Denmark.

Haxan is a silent Danish documentary from 1922 about the history of witchcraft. That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about whether or not you want to see it. If you’re the kind of person for whom the words “silent witchcraft documentary” hold an unshakable appeal (as I am), then Haxan is a movie you need to check out. If …

Orrin GreyColumn: From Strange and Distant Shores: Haxan (1922)