Wed, 12 Oct|
Treadwell’s Horror Movie Night - Häxan
Haxan will be introduced by Gary Parsons in person, who is a filmmaker and an MA film graduate from Goldsmiths College London.
Time & Location
12 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
London, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
Treadwell’s is delighted to announce the Treadwell’s Horror Season!
We are screening an occult horror film every Wednesday in October, with an expert speaker to introduce each film. Free drink on arrival, laughter, scares, socialising and fun are all promised.
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Runtime: 105 minutes
Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Ella La Cour
Supposedly intended as a moral education tool, Häxan instead is ripe, bawdy, and more than likely to give you sympathy for the devil. Director Benjamin Christiansen took the Malleus Maleficarum – the medieval witch finder’s handbook – and made a documentary on witches. Having it deliciously both ways, Christiansen’s film gives us incubuses seducing maidens, medieval torture devices and witches’ sabbaths, while also unpacking the myth of the witch as a tool of oppression.
Full of sumptuous recreations – in brilliant red and blue filters – of witch burnings, goblin parties and ostentatious devilry, on its release Häxan was the most expensive Swedish film yet made. A phantasmagoria worthy of William Blake or Albrecht Durer, it’s guaranteed to make you look askance at a church gargoyle and see silent film in a new light.
Haxan will be introduced by Gary Parsons in person, who is a filmmaker and an MA film graduate from Goldsmiths College London. He has been interviewed for both Dazed and Hero magazines. He has spoken on ‘Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s, and Crowley on Film;' we are delighted to welcome him back to Treadwell's.
Other Treadwell’s Horror Movie Nights:
Movie Night Ticket
Your ticket includes a free drink upon arrival