Films for Halloween: Häxan
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (
Häxan is a 1922 Swedish documentary style horror film that follows the evolution of Witchcraft from its Pagan roots to the confusion and hysteria in modern Europe. Häxan is one of the few films to receive an outright ban in the United States and was heavily censored in several other countries although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden. In 1922 the United States was practically an exclusive Christian nation and this film was banned without a second thought due to its graphic depictions of torture, nudity and sexual perversion. If you want to be unsettled, this is for you.