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Session 9 -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Brad Anderson (written by) &
Stephen Gevedon (written by)
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Release Date:
14 September 2001 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fear Is A Place.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(368 articles)
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User Reviews:
Here's a concept: a genuinely creepy, effective horror film See more (465 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

David Caruso ... Phil

Stephen Gevedon ... Mike

Paul Guilfoyle ... Bill Griggs

Josh Lucas ... Hank

Peter Mullan ... Gordon Fleming

Brendan Sexton III ... Jeff
Charley Broderick ... Security Guard (as Charles Broderick)
Lonnie Farmer ... Doctor (voice)

Larry Fessenden ... Craig McManus
Jurian Hughes ... Mary Hobbes (voice)
Sheila Stasack ... Wendy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Daly ... Vision (uncredited)

Directed by
Brad Anderson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brad Anderson (written by) &
Stephen Gevedon (written by)

Produced by
Dorothy Aufiero .... producer
David Collins .... producer
Mark Donadio .... line producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Michael Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Climax Golden Twins 
 
Cinematography by
Uta Briesewitz 
 
Film Editing by
Brad Anderson 
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
Sophie Carlhian 
 
Art Direction by
Roger Danchik 
 
Costume Design by
Aimee McCue 
 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Cecchini .... hair stylist
Jerry DeCarlo .... hair stylist
Tricia Heine .... makeup artist (as Patricia A. Heine)
Todd Kleitsch .... key makeup artist
Joe Rossi .... second makeup artist
 
Production Management
Heidi August .... production supervisor
David Collins .... unit production manager
Sarah Greenwald .... set production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Blum .... first assistant director
Stephanie Finigan .... second second assistant director
Sarah Fraunfelder .... additional second assistant director
Dave Metzler .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Barillaro .... lead scenic artist
Juliet Carter .... props buyer
Manya Cetlin .... art department coordinator
Russ Fischer .... assistant property master
Julia Garrison .... painter
Jay Heyman .... property master
James Hurd .... carpenter
Jonathan Keay .... on-set dresser
Christian Tyler King .... painter
Jenny E. McCracken .... scenic artist (as Jenny McCracken)
Vanessa Mills .... scenic artist
Conrad Mulcahy .... lead man
Nerys Powell .... greensman
Theodore Suchecki .... construction coordinator
Wendy Ward .... art department production assistant
David White .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
David Baldwin .... technical support
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor
Gino Conway .... technical support
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Lisle Engle .... sound designer (as Lisle Houston Engle)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... adr editor
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Eric Jaffe .... technical support (as Eriq P. Jaffe)
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Carrie Lisonbee .... sound effects editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Vince Perry .... digital transfer engineer
Joel Reidy .... boom operator
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bill Smith)
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Johanna Turner .... sound effects editor
Tom Williams .... sound mixer
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as James E. Wright)
Erika Wunch .... sound mixing advisor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Kuran .... visual effects supervisor
Jo Martin .... visual effects editorial
Marilyn Nave .... visual effects coordinator
Kurt Wiley .... visual effects compositor
Jacqueline Zietlow .... administration: VCE
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karine Albano .... best boy electric
John Althoff .... dolly grip
Woody Bell .... key grip
Jason Bowen .... rigging best boy grip
Evans Brown .... gaffer
Jan Burgess .... additional second assistant camera (as Janice Burgess)
Dave Cambria .... rigging gaffer (as David Cambria)
Lon Caracappa .... rigging gaffer
Rick Cardillo .... rigging electrician
Joseph Christofori .... first assistant camera
Robert Clark .... grip
Robert J. Clark .... grip
Erica Colegrove .... additional second assistant camera
Bob Coleman .... electrician
Rachelle Fankhauser .... electrician
William L. Flanagan .... rigging key grip (as Bill Flanagan)
Claire Folger .... still photographer
Mike Hadley .... electrician
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Colin Hudson .... camera operator
Dan Hutchinson .... electrician
Brian R. Johnson .... rigging electric
John R. Loyd .... grip (as Ric Loyd)
John R. Loyd .... grip
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw .... grip (as Tommy Upshaw)
Chris Nickerson .... electrician
Anthony Norton .... best boy grip
Charles Papert .... Steadicam operator
Michael Peterson .... electrician
Brian A. Pitts .... lighting board operator
Michael E. Reynolds .... generator operator
Daryl Richardson .... rigging best boy grip
Timothy M. Sweeney .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Nancy Doyle .... local casting
Katharina Eggmann .... casting associate
Maura Tighe .... local casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dana Schaefer .... costume assistant
Jillian Hancock .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Kate Quinlan .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Steven Hathaway .... assistant editor
Ian B. Wile .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music consultant
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Christopher Covert .... music supervisor
Carson Daly .... executive music producer
Jeremy Raub .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Martini .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sean Baker .... assistant location manager
Aaron Benoy .... location consultant
Stephanie Carter .... production assistant
Karen Corsica .... production coordinator
Kelly Cronin .... script supervisor
Sean Daly .... assistant: Mr. Anderson
Nick DeMatteo .... safety consultant
Jim Donnelly .... location assistant: additional filming
Missy Eustermann .... post-production accountant
Erika Ewers .... assistant to producers
Christopher Fadale .... technical advisor
Zaida Fakih-Kuss .... production assistant
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Sarah Greenwald .... production assistant
Wendy Harrold .... assistant production coordinator
Ian Kennedy .... production assistant
Stephen L'Heureux .... production financing
Jennifer Malone .... unit publicist
Scott Masterson .... key set production assistant
Michael Moran .... production assistant
Jonas Navickas .... production assistant
Ann Pankonin .... craft service (as Anne Pankonin)
Luke Poling .... production assistant
Thomas Powell .... production assistant
Brian Robel .... unit coordinator
Janice Sisti .... production accountant (as Janice G. Sisti)
Eric Wagner .... location production assistant
Matt Wall .... production executive
Tod Whipple .... location manager
Jami Burke .... production assistant (uncredited)
Deirdre Cavanaugh .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cat Hartwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brad Kelly .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marc Landers .... production assistant (uncredited)
J.M. Silverman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Hebron Simckes-Joffe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anita Treon .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief strong violence
Runtime:
100 min | Spain:102 min | USA:97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Brad Anderson had Brendan Sexton III in mind to play Jeff while writing the script.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Peter Mullan kept forgetting to limp during his scenes resulting in many continuity errors. These are noted in the director's commentary as well.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Phil:Gordy? You look tired, man. You look beat. Your turn to feed Emma?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Silent Hill 3 (2003) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Soul EcstasySee more »

FAQ

Where was this movie filmed? I'd like to go and explore.
I don't understand the entire "Hank went to casino school in Miami" subplot. How could Hank talk on the phone if he was hurt or dead? Was Hank lying? Were Amy or Phil covering something up?
Who is the voice of Simon?
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53 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Here's a concept: a genuinely creepy, effective horror film, 22 January 2003
Author: Verbal-17 from Spokane, WA

Made on a low budget, this brilliant horror film succeeds because it doesn't fall back on any cheap gimmicks, like special effects or "shock" moments, but instead provides an eerie, forbidding atmosphere and genuine, three-dimensional characters. Writer-director Brad Anderson allows each of the characters to be an individual, to develop and play off each other, so we become genuinely interested in who these guys are, and then he allows the horror to grow out of their personalities and the world that they inhabit. This is a genuinely effective approach that recalls some of the more brilliant horror films of the past (The Shining, The Exorcist) before they were replaced by cheesy slasher movies and self-mocking teen horror flicks.

The plot in a nutshell: five men are hired to remove the asbestos from a condemned mental hospital (the movie was filmed on location at Danvers State Hospital, a place so disturbing that many of the actors reported hearing and seeing strange things during filming). As the week continues, they each begin to be affected by the place, and it's clear there's a presence of some kind there...

Each of the five main actors has a distinct style; Mullan is sullen and unsettled, Caruso is dark and intense, Sexton is hyperactive and talkative, Lucas is loud and cocky, and co-writer Gevedon is quiet and introspective. Their distinct styles allow these men to emerge as having very different personalities, and they play off each other wonderfully, with friendly banter at the beginning and as they argue and conflict with each other as the plot wears on and fear gradually sets in for each of them.

As far as the film's ending goes, let this much be said- Anderson deserves credit for willingness to follow his dark vision to the intense and unsettling end. It was probably necessary for this to be an independent film, because any major studio would have forced the filmmakers to abandon their brilliant style and add a contrived, Hollywood-style ending. Like the great horror films of yesteryear, Session 9 powerful, frightening, and most of all uncompromising.

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