Not Rated | | Documentary, Fantasy, History
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in Eastern Europe.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Karna, can you perchance get me a love potion that has power over a pious man of the church?
Karna - the Witch: Here, young maiden, take a potion of cat feces and dove hearts, boiled during the full moon. A drop of this in a man's drink will soften his heart at once.
Lovelorn Woman: ...
The same witches fly past the screen several times. At certain points, the same witch appears on screen twice at the same time.
Director Benjamin Christensen personally thanks his cinematographer and art director through the opening titles.
Witchcraft Through the Ages (1968), the 76-minute version of Häxan, narrated by William S. Burroughs, with a soundtrack featuring Jean-Luc Ponty