Session 9
Session 9 (2001)

Writer/director Brad Anderson, known for whimsical romantic comedies like Next Stop, Wonderland, was inspired by the astonishing, creepy visage of an abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, MA, to make the intense psychological horror film… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Relying more on atmosphere than gore, Session 9 is effectively creepy.

Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

A deft exercise in atmospheric horror and insanity.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

For a while there, the film has us going.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Danvers State Hospital: a huge building, rotting from within... Session 9 without this building is simply inconceivable.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A great setting in search of a decent horror film to fill it.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

The story doesn't quite pay off, characters are underwritten and the surprise ending is contrived and unconvincing.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Session 9 is heavy on mood and light on narrative substance, but the pervasive sense of dread that it sustains trumps the slightness of plot.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The movie's misplaced psychological emphasis is matched by its stubble-scraping visual style.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A spine-tingler.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A brilliant, morbid peek in to human psychology.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Well paced Psychological horror film, Session 9 is one of those horror films that takes time for the plot to unwind, but when it does, the film becomes intense,… More
Greg S
A hazmat crew removing asbestos from an abandoned asylum uncover secrets about the long-dead but deeply disturbed residents in this slow-burn psychological… More
Melvin White
Mary Hobbes(Simon): I live in the weak and the wounded... Doc.† "Fear Is A Place" Session 9 is my type of horror film. It isn't about blood or… More
Emily Armstrong
This movie gets inside your head and rattles you from the inside out. It moves a little slowly, but it's so insidiously creepy that it's easily worth… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An ominous psychological horror that relies on an effectively creepy atmosphere. It is a shame though that the suspenseful plot lacks coherence and purpose,… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Fear Is A Place."</i> Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific… More

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