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Session 9 (2001)

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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 <>

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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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Release Date:

14 September 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Dziewiata sesja  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$373,967 (USA) (12 October 2001)

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Brad Anderson was inspired to use the Danvers Mental Hospital as he drove past it every day. See more »


In the documents Mike comes across Mary Hobbs diagnosis is D.I.D. In the time period of the tapes D.I.D was still labeled as Multiple Personality Disorder, it was not until 1994 they changed it to Dissociative Identity Disorder to accommodate the DSM-IV-TR (a mental disorder diagnostic guide). See more »


[first lines]
Phil: Gordy? You look tired, man. You look beat. Your turn to feed Emma?
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Creepiest horror film in years...
1 November 2003 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Session 9 is the creepiest horror film I've seen in years. Brad Anderson has made a movie that is subtle, and features actors playing everyday people who not only act and talk like real people (which means none of the usual horror atrocities of going off in the dark alone, etc), but also aren't killed off one by one according to their billing in the credits. The tension builds slowly, without a cheap shock scene in sight, until it is almost unbearable. Towards the end, the plot runs out of steam and the twists are a bit anti-climatic. However, everything is so well-crafted and executed in this picture, from the writing, cinematography and acting to the use of sound and digital film, that it's a moot point. Anyone with an ounce of interest in the horror genre should rent this little known gem.

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