Borrowing from such veins like Hitchcock' Psycho with some William Peter Blatty documentary atmosphere. What you have here is a truly under appreciated thriller. Lithgow is awesome here, providing a truly varied and crazy performance throught the character(s) ordeal. He is able to play so many personalities and does so here in this story of a man conflicted with many personalities and a father that turned him into a monster. The female lead is a horrible actor, dont care what she has done in the past or what she is doing now...her acting is dire and one toned at the points in the film where she would be very distraght and stressed... Raising Cain will no doubt get a remake treatment in say 4 years but it should be checked out. There is one scene that lasted around four minutes without a cut which I thought was an impressive bit of filmaking, rare these days.