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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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Storyline

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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Horror | Mystery

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

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14 September 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A Nona Sessão  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,493, 12 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$378,176
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Trivia

Not many props were needed for the making of Session 9. Unfortunately though, much of the building had been looted and damaged by local teenagers using it as a place to party and drink, which is where much of the graffiti came from. Most of the equipment left behind had been stolen, but a lot of the wall art, such as the taped-up book clippings and photos, were the real deal and had been left behind by patients. Upon the hospital's closure, any official records of which patients stayed at Danvers were moved to other hospitals, to archives and to records management offices throughout Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phil: Gordy? You look tired, man. You look beat. Your turn to feed Emma?
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Referenced in Darkness (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul Ecstasy
Written by Setev Salas, Ross Harrs & Craig Borrell
Performed by The Inner Thumb
Courtesy of Emperor Norton Records and Salidified Songs (BMI)
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Gets under your skin
27 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Everything about this movie impressed me. The script was lean and inventive, the direction stylish without being overblown, the acting top notch. Even the shot-on-video cinematography looked great (with the exception of one or two exterior shots that had a hint of video look to it, most everything else was "filmic" and artistic).

I also appreciate any horror movie that can generate real tension and suspense from imagination and suggestion rather than relying on lame and lazy tricks that populate most horror movies (if something as limp as Urban Legends can be called a horror movie).

First rate film and I recommend to anyone who appreciates a thinking-man's horror film.


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