At the age of 73, John Huston allowed his affinity for losers to attract him to the least marketable project of his career. The story of an obsessive, young, southern evangelist and several equally eccentric characters affected by him, WISE BLOOD, an unusual mixture of comedy, tragedy, satire and horror, is an uningratiating but haunting work.
After his army discharge, young Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) returns to his Southern hometown to find the family house boarded up. After taking a train to the city, he rents a room in a seedy boardinghouse, occupied by Asa Hawks (Harry Dean Stanton), an evangelist who claims to have blinded himself
for God, and his daughter,...