Halloween Movie Nights: Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (ages 16+)
Since the creation of Hollywood, filmmakers have taken old folklore and spooky stories and transformed them into the movies that we now associate with Halloween. Henricus will be showing two of these traditional black and white silent films from 1922 and offer lectures beforehand to address the historical perspectives and topics related to these movies.
Lectures will take place inside the recreated church/meeting hall and attendees will have first choice on seating for the film afterwards. Movies will be outdoors on the lawn (or in the church if inclement weather.) Please bring your own blanket, chairs, and snacks!
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) A hybrid of documentary and fiction, this silent film explores the history of witchcraft, demonology and satanism. It shows representations of evil in a variety of ancient and medieval artworks, offers vignettes illustrating several superstitious practices and presents a narrative about the persecution of a woman accused of witchcraft. From pagan worship to satanic rites to hysteria, the film takes you on a journey through the ages with highly effective visual sequences.
Date: Saturday, October 23
Lecture Entry: 6:30 p.m. | Movie Entry: 7:30 p.m.
Lecture & Movie: $15 per person; Members: $10
Movie Only: $10; Members: $5