Hour of the Wolf
Earlier than this 1968 day trip, ingmar bergman had every so often dabbled with horror factors in his profession, specifically with 1957’s “the seventh seal” and 1960’s “the virgin spring,” but “hour of the wolf” found the esteemed director absolutely giving into the genre with haunting effects. An artist and his spouse stay on a far off island, wherein the artist is bothered by his past and what he believes to be demons haunting him.
In the course of the “hour of the wolf,” the time in which maximum births and deaths arise, the artist opens as much as his spouse about the darkness in his past, his childhood traumas, and a former lover, earlier than figuring out that the beyond might not be as a long way away as he as soon as believed, and can alternatively be expecting him throughout the island. “hour of the wolf” feels like a surreal fever dream (or nightmare), raising lots of questions about what is truly taking place and what's imagined. It wouldn’t be a bergman film with out liv ullman, max von sydow, and a lot of existential questions, however “hour of the wolf” also functions a creepy mini-opera, foreshadowing bergman’s later tackle “the magic flute.” it might be the director’s only horror movie, but it’s an eerie and surely unforgettable one.