Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

Sweden | 1922 | 87 mins | NR


Break out your broomstick and scrub that cauldron because Silent Revue revisits one of its most success screenings of the “before times”—the horror masterpiece HÄXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES! HÄXAN is a witch’s brew of sorcery, spells and devil-worship. With its frank depiction of violence, nudity, and sexual perversion, the film was banned in the US upon its release. Visually stunning and masterfully directed by the Danish Benjamin Christensen (who also, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, plays the unforgettable role of the devil in the film), HÄXAN is considered a key horror text—one that heavily influenced future horror films, including THE EXORCIST, THE DEVILS, and THE VVITCH among others.

A hallucinatory blend of fiction, documentary and animation, it’s truly a one of a kind. A film, as historian Chris Fujiwara points out, that we’ve all heard of, but few have truly seen. What better way to mark All Hallows’ Eve? – ALICIA FLETCHER


Director: Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Benjamin Christensen


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Established as Silent Sundays by founding programmer Eric Veillette in 2009, Silent Revue is Toronto’s only year-round film series dedicated to silent cinema. Monthly screenings (more…)


DETAILS

Featuring live accompaniment by Marilyn Lerner

Silent Revue is curated by Alicia Fletcher

Silent Revue is sponsored by Hollywood Suite

PRICING

General Admission: $17
Bronze/Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $14
Silver Members: $13
Gold/Individual/Family Members: FREE

For INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS ($350) and FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS, please email us at info@revuecinema.ca to get your ticket!

Prices include taxes. All membership benefits are available.


SHOWTIMES

Please note that Ontario Step 3 Public Health Rules are in effect and masks will be required to be worn in the cinema and only are to be taken off when eating and drinking in the cinema.

Starting Sept. 22, you must show proof or receiving two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier to the date of the screening. 

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