Hour of the Wolf Movie Review
Played by Bergman regulars Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann, the couple quickly -- inside an hour and a half -- comes completely apart as von Sydow's visions become indistinguishable from reality. Hour of the Wolf has been described as Bergman's only horror film and that's not far from the mark, with creepy characters and imagery pervading the entire second half of the movie.
At the same time, it's a movie all too familiar out of the Bergman canon. His existential dread is palpable, as the fear of death and the great beyond (and more) are ultimately responsible for von Sydow's condition. Bergman is a bit obvious about this: We will all become the von Sydow character sooner or later. And perhaps that's the scariest thing of all.