Session 9 is my favorite movie. I consider it to be the standard of psychological horror and what every horror filmmaker should strive to emulate when making a film. It is a perfect example of the slow burn, a crescendo of unbridled tension that focuses solely on the scariest thing imaginable: the frailty of the human condition.

Session 9 introduces us to the crew of a Hazmat team sent inside the walls of Danvers State Hospital, an old mental institution that harbors a sinister past. The dark history of the building resonates in a unique way with each member of the crew, and as tension among them begins to boil (including the disappearance of one crew member), things begin to take a sinister turn.

Much of the appreciation of this fate is contingent on having seen the film, so naturally spoilers dwell within.
categories Features, Horror