Release : 1922-09-18
Genre : Documentary, Horror
Runtime : 105 minutes
Company : Aljosha Production Company, Svensk Filmindustri
Cast : Maren Pedersen, Elith Pio, Oscar Stribolt, Clara Pontoppidan, Tora Teje, Benjamin Christensen
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.