Director Brad Anderson dives into the world of psychological horror with the movie Session 9. Gordon (Peter Mullan) is a stressed out about his family life and new child. To relieve some of the financial turmoil he places a one-week bid on an asbestos job in a closed down Psychiatric hospital. His best friend Phil (David Caruso) warns that Gordon is pushing himself too far.
What the asbestos crew doesn’t know is that the Psychiatric hospital has a horrible past. Tensions begin to flair and mistakes begin to happen when one of the crew finds recordings of nine sessions with a patient named Mary who seems to have multiple personalities.
With a movie actually filmed at an old Psychiatric and TB hospital, the movie definitely opens itself to some scary scenes. What Director Brad Anderson and Writer Stephen Gevedon give viewers is a good storyline without a lot of horror or scariness.
Blame it on the Saw saga or the constant bombardment of scary video games, but the scenes that Session 9 do offer just don’t fit the bill when it comes to horror. Director Brad Anderson and Writer Stephen Gevedon due try to scare viewers with characters getting caught in pitch blackness, characters hearing voices in the halls, and characters being chased down the hall by shadow people. The only problem is that these scenes are too few and too far between to really make an impact on the viewer.
It’s a shame because the actors in the movie Session 9 did an excellent job with their roles. Though anyone could see that Peter Mullan and David Caruso where the stars of the movie, each actor added something to the storyline.
While the rest of the cast were able to portray their characters with body language and facial features, Actress Jurian Hughs perfected not one character but four with only her voice. Each session getting weirder and stranger until we finally meet the culprit of the movie.
Session 9 all in all is an interesting movie that could have had several psychological endings. The final sentence of Session 9 has the potential to leave a chill down a viewer’s backbone. Once again Session 9 should be watched for an interesting storyline. If a horror movie fan is looking for an extreme scare out of the movie then they may want to pick some other horror movie.