Jan Sterling as Muriel in this screen grab from “The Incident” (1967), a fascinating and deeply disturbing film.

Film Review: “The Incident” (1967)

Larry Peerce’s “The Incident” is a savage, unremittingly intense experience parked rude and hostile, claustrophobically right up in our faces. We’re held hostage by the shocking, depraved torment and terrorizing of no less than 14 passengers in a single New York City subway car at roughly two in the morning during what feels like an eternity.

The stark black-and-white footage feels like a potent mirror of our true primal selves as human beings, that disturbing, unregulated self. Surely, Mr. …

Omar Moore

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