The Good, The Bad and The Terrible ; The Occult

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Welcome to the The Good, The Bad and The Terrible in this feature we will take a well known horror movie trope and look at the films that excelled and did something wonderful with the concept, those that well, didn’t and those that monumentally cocked it up..Today’s topic, Occult Films

 

The Good

Haxan : Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

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A documentary with dramatized scenes, this silent Swedish/Danish film was apparently terrifying in its time. Sharing knowledge about witchcraft and its origins it introduced audiences to a darker side of history. It’s still a fascinating watch.

  

 

The Woman Who Came Back (1945)

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Walter Colmes horror film deals with a woman who believes that she is the reincarnation of a 300 year old witch. This is a wonderfully atmospheric film, that perfectly showcases Hollywood’s blossoming romance with the super natural.

 

  

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

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