Criterion Collection · Denmark · Horror · Silent Film

#134 Häxan (1922)

#134 Häxan 1922 // Denmark // Benjamin Christensen Criterion Release Date: 16 Oct 2001 (LINK) Häxan is such a peculiar and ingenious work that was way ahead of its time when released in 1922.Composed of a mixture of genres, ranging from educational and documentary footage to fictionalized or factual reenactments, Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen exhibited his persuasive and insightful perspective… Continue reading #134 Häxan (1922)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Horror · Silent Film · Sweden

#579 The Phantom Carriage (1921)

#579 The Phantom Carriage 1921 // Sweden // Victor Sjöström Criterion Release Date: 27 Sept 2011 (LINK) Astounding as it sounds, The Phantom Carriage (Swedish: Körkarlen) continues to withhold the power of spirituality and the awe-inspiring visual effects even ninety years after its production. Although, as viewed by CGI-fed cinema-goers like myself, the modern technology of film-making has unkindly diminished… Continue reading #579 The Phantom Carriage (1921)