Haxan/Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, dir. Benjamin Christensen) (film online here)
“Officially banned outside of Sweden for decades due to graphic imagery and an unabashed anti-clerical theme, Häxan has grown into a cinema legend one hears about but rarely, if ever, gets a chance to actually see. Is it true that it displays witches cavorting naked with lusty devils? Is a baby really drained of blood before it’s tossed into a stew pot? What’s this about women lining up to kiss Satan’s bulbous ass? Inquisitional torture? Flying on broomsticks? Hysterical nuns? Sacrilege and perversion? Demonic orgies? Otherworldly monstrosities emerging from between an old crone’s legs? And it’s a documentary? It’s all true.”
Top 30 movies → # 18 : Elephant Man
“I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I AM A MAN! ”
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft…
Synopsis: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.