Movie Review: Session 9 (2001)

the asylum in all its glory

Instead of relying on cheap scares this movie ultimately shines with its slow burn. It takes its time and comes perfectly full circle towards the end. The tension is ever-increasing and subsides only at the very end when the big reveal happens. Even with all that being said this movie isn’t for everybody.
One the movies biggest strengths is the believable portrayal of the protagonists. They all have their unique shortcomings which make the group dynamics more interesting and realistic. 
It is scary on a more psychological level but playfully dabbles in the paranormal every now and then. A lot of hints were dropped during the movie as to what’s actually going on. Ending with the ultimate revelation as all pieces fall into place. It’s quite meta.

Final Verdict: recommended (if you’re a patient viewer)


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