The Best Witch Cinema You Haven’t Seen

Hold revels with the Devil.

Walpurgis Night, also known as Walpurgisnacht or Hexennacht, associated with May Day in Finland and Sweden, is a time for folk songs, bonfires, and costumes. It’s a holiday the dates back to pagan celebrations of fertility or the coming of spring. Some cultures see it as an evening when witches meet on the Brocken, the tallest peak in the Harz Mountains of Germany, where the women commune with the devil. We recently examined why witches have made a pop culture comeback, and how that links to Robert Eggers’ feminist movie The Witch. And now seems as perfect a time as ever to revisit some underrated films about witches — a watchlist to complement your witchy Walpurgisnacht festivities into the night.