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Häxan (international title: Witchcraft Through The Ages), directed by Benjamin Christensen, is a 1922 Swedish/Danish movie often noted as either one of the first modern documentaries, an early horror movie, or one of the first exploitation films.

Ostensibly, it's a serious look at medieval superstition and the horrific consequences thereof, and how we're not so very different today. It achieves this by showing etchings from medieval works about witchcraft, pictures of torture implements, and dramatized scenes of sorcery, black masses, inquisitions, and modern psychiatry, featuring plenty of Gorn and Fan Service.

The film is in the public domain and can be viewed here.

Not to be confused with the First-Person Shooter Hexen.

Tropes used in Häxan include: