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.
Genre: Documentary, Horror
Actor: Maren Pedersen, Elith Pio, Oscar Stribolt, Clara Pontoppidan, Tora Teje, Benjamin Christensen, John Andersen, Poul Reumert, Karen Winther, Kate Fabian, Else Vermehren
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Rated: 7.5/10 with 126 votes.
Duration: 105 min.
Release: Sep 18, 1922
Production: Aljosha Production Company, Svensk Filmindustri