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
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.
Excellent performances in a mess of a film.
Strong writing, characters, and imagery. Wonderful mix of comedy and drama.
It was too 'noisy' with too many loud annoying sounds. Not my cup of tea. Probably a good book.