Chronicle Season Two: Episode One – Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages


Welcome back to another season of Chronicle Podcast (An Almanac of Old World Horrors), this is season 2 episode 1.

This is a podcast dedicated to discussing European Horror Cinema only and is the brainchild of podcaster Duncan McLeish (The Podcast Under the Stairs). Each season will run for 6 episodes and drop every two weeks with season 2 looking exclusively at European Horror Cinema through its Witches.

With an emphasis on giving you an insight into some of the weird and wonderful stories behind the movies, we begin this new seasons journey with Häxan (1922). Quite possibly one of the most unique movies ever made, this faux documentary part surreal confessional of tortured suspect witches and text book historical data make this silent movie a truly unique viewing.

Chronicle Podcast was researched, written, recorded and produced by me for you!!

Join me next time to look at Mark of the Devil (1970).

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