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Session 9 (2001)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  14 September 2001 (Italy)
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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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Doctor (voice)
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Jurian Hughes ...
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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2.35 : 1
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The grave markers in the cemetery and the doors in the morgue were made of Styrofoam. The morgue was cleared out already, so they had to bring in props. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
Phil: Gordy? You look tired, man. You look beat. Your turn to feed Emma?
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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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How can anyone really 'like' this movie? regexfan
I don't see how anyone can think Simon was supernatural luke-miller42
Question....and pls don't slam me.....some things went over my head. ikerocrub
Gordon is an insane patient in the mental institution ... the_headspace
One of the best (psychological) horror movies I have ever watched met1981
For the most part, this film did nothing for me, but... natmckn
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