Saturday, October 5, 2013

Session 9 (2001)

Directed by: Brad Anderson
Starring: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle

Running Time: 97 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R

Synopsis (provided by IMDb):
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Spoilers ahead, you have been warned!
When a hazmat construction company gets a job removing the asbestos from an abandoned mental hospital, the horrific stories told about the place becomes a reality with personal life events of the crew. The job is supposed to be quick and easy, but as the relation among each of them takes a turn for the worse. Things get even more complicated as would-be lawyer Mike ( Stephen Gevedon ) plays the tapes from a former patient with multiple personalities, including the mysterious Simon who does not appear until Session 9.

The storyline was predictable, slowly reaching the climax without a cheap scare in the process. On the other hand, the actors did a fantastic job at portraying regular everyday people but aren't killed off in order of credits. I have to be honest, I only bought this movie because the the artwork looked creepy as hell, I knew nothing about the story line and didn't even read the synopsis on the back which is something I normally do before I blind buy something. The movie, to me, had that creepy feeling a little over the first 40 minutes or so, when Hank ( Josh Lucas ) mysteriously disappears when he goes into the asylum alone to retrieve the old coins. If you have a single bit of interest in horror, I can't recommend this title enough! Rating: 8/10.

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