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
Great movie, not really horror or shudder material but still great nonetheless.
This is one of the best films on all of Shudder and it's not even technically a horror film. It is perfect in every way...but I would have used more of Joe Spinell... that's my only complaint. However, the powerhouse performances in this movie are utterly jaw-dropping. It's some of the finest acting you can put in a movie and the story is tragic and beautiful. I couldn't recommend it enough. 5/5. REEDYBIRD SAYS TAKE A PEEK!