The Ninth Configuration
Directed by William Peter Blatty
A troubled psychiatrist takes command of a military asylum filled with insane soldiers in this creepy only-in-the-’70s oddity written and directed by William Peter Blatty (THE EXORCIST). When Kane arrives at an army castle to cure the inhabitants, he bonds with an astronaut who snapped before a mission. But as the two men examine their demons, it becomes clear Kane may be more in need of help than his patients. Blatty’s unsettling mix of psychological horror and Altman-meets-Joseph Heller-esque comedy has fascinated die-hard cult cinema fans since its release in 1980.
A troubled psychiatrist takes command of a military asylum filled with insane soldiers.
Cast: Stacey Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders
no clue what happened but I'm sure they meant well
This is one of those movies that doen't belong in a horror category but will be used to add bulk and cast off something worth watching, in which it isn't.
Well-made, well-acted movie that is somehow both interesting and dull at the same time. Not a horror movie, definitely worth a one-time watch but not one you'll want to revisit.
William Peter Blatty’s odd little film is full of great performances and witty dialogue that is surprisingly deep. Those seeking cheap thrills should pass this one by. If, on the other hand, you want something that defies easy categorization and challenges to to not only feel but to think, then this film is for you.
Good acting in a snoozer of a film. Gave up after about 20 minutes.