Session 9

Session 9 (2001)

79Session 9A group of men take on the job of cleaning up a long-abandoned mental hospital, which might not be as empty as it seems. This horror film might be too minimalistic for some, but it gets under your skin if you let it. It relies in large part on its dilapidated setting and subtle noises on the soundtrack to create a creepy atmosphere that is sustained for the length of the film. It was shot in a real location, which lends authenticity to its tactile imagery. A particular standout is a scene where a character is literally trying to outrun the dark. Unfortunately, the storytelling falters a bit near the end, and it doesn’t quite stick the landing. The resolution to the central mystery is somewhat unoriginal and awkwardly staged.

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