Episode 242: Häxan

Special Guest: Robert Thurston

Shocktober 2015 concludes with a look at the 1922 film by director Benjamin Christensen, Häxan, an odd artistic mash-up of what can only be described as a university slide show lecture, a documentary featuring reenactments, and a horror film. That's what makes Häxan such a singular film over 90 years later.

Links:
Buy Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages on DVD
Buy The Witch Hunts: A History of the Witch Persecutions in Europe and North America by Robert Thurston
Buy the Mallus Malfacarum
Music:
"Season of the Witch" - Donovan
"Danse Macabre" - Camille Saint-Saëns

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1 comment:

  1. Though I have yet to see Haxan, I'm listening to this and wanted to respond to the Burroughs summary: I think you are misunderstanding the gist of it. I didn't take it as anti-woman but the opposite, saying in the old days women would be accused as witches, now they are abused in a different way.

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