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Session 9 (2001)

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.

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An asbestos abatement crew wins the bid for an abandoned insane asylum. What should be a straightforward, if rather rushed, job, is complicated by the personal histories of the crew. In particular, Hank is dating Phil's old girlfriend, and Gordon's new baby seems to be unnerving him more than should be expected. Things get more complicated as would-be lawyer Mike plays the tapes from a former patient with multiple personalities, including the mysterious Simon who does not appear until Session 9, and as Hank disappears after finding some old coins. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Fear Is A Place.

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Rated R for language and brief strong violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$76,493 (USA) (10 August 2001)

Gross:

$373,967 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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Danvers State Hospital was built in 1874 on a 257-foot-high glacial drumlin named Hathorne Hill. The hill got its name from its original owner Judge John Hathorne. John Hathorne was appointed by Governor Sir William Phips to be a judge in the Salem Witch Trials. Judge John Hathorne was also the great-grandfather of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Note the spelling variation of the last name: In his early 20s, Nathaniel added the "w" to hide his relation to the only judge involved in the Salem Witch Trials to never repent his actions. See more »

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A CVS brand baby wipe container is in clear view when we are introduced to Carusso and Mullen in the van. A few moments later the baby wipes container is turned sideways. See more »

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[first lines]
Phil: Gordy? You look tired, man. You look beat. Your turn to feed Emma?
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Referenced in Villmark 2 (2015) See more »

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From the Album Fight Wicket Fences
Composed and written by Lino Alessio and Stu Saddoris
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Some movies are too good for people
2 December 2003 | by (Los Angelis CA) – See all my reviews

I usually don't write reviews on imdb. But I wanted to in this case after reading so many user comments for "Session 9". I think it's a shame that film audiences today have become so lazy. Here is a film that displays artistry, subtlety, and intelligence, relying on the viewer to actually use their brain instead of be bombarded by useless imagery. This truly is a horrifying movie. And so many people have problems with it... people say it's the "worst piece of crap" they've ever seen, but then go and high-five each other while watching "The House on Haunted Hill" or "Jeepers Creepers 2". Movies like this are rare, but making a come-back. The horror is psychological, and the director's handle on atmosphere is intimidating. I found this film to be one of the most disturbing movies I'd seen in a long time. Another great independent horror film, "May", is also suffering from poor reviews by people who don't seem to really understand what they're watching, and react angrily to that. If you are a serious movie fan, who likes to use your brain and be challenged by a film, watch this movie. It's fantastic. If you'd rather just see what the latest computer effects wizards are dreaming up, there a number of other films where things pop out at you and teenagers get killed by something. Stick to those.

Session 9: 10/10


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