By William Peter Blatty
First released 1961
Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor within the deep woods is heart Eighteen, a mystery army “rest camp” at the moment housing twenty-seven inmates, all officials who've succumbed to a surprising outbreak of psychological affliction. Have the lads actually misplaced their minds, are they simply pretending to be insane to prevent wrestle, or is a few extra sinister conspiracy at work?
Desperate for solutions, the Pentagon has positioned a super Marine psychiatrist accountable for the bottom and its deranged occupants. a guy of deep religion and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to discover the basis of the men’s extraordinary obsessions. yet as middle Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane reveals the best problem should be his personal buried demons. . . .
The foundation of an acclaimed 1980 movie (also often called Twinkle, Twinkle, “Killer” Kane), William Peter Blatty's The 9th Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comedian trip into the guts of madness—and the outer limits of trust.