|Benjamin Christensen||Djævlen/The Devil|
|Maren Pedersen||Heksen/The Witch|
|Elith Pio||Heksedommer / Witch Judge|
|Oscar Stribolt||Graabroder / Doctor|
|Tora Teje||En hysterisk kvinde / Modern Hysteric|
|John Andersen||Chief Inquisitor|
A hybrid of documentary and fiction, this silent film explores the history of witchcraft, demonology and satanism. It shows representations of evil in a variety of ancient and medieval artworks, offers vignettes illustrating a number of superstitious practices and presents a narrative about the persecution of a woman accused of witchcraft. The film ends by suggesting that the modern science of psychology offers important insight into the beliefs and practices of the past.