Brad Anderson’s horrifying horror masterwork coming to Blu-ray.
Whenever anyone asks your humble editor what the scariest film I’ve ever seen is, the one title I go to almost without fail is director Brad (THE MACHINIST) Anderson’s unrelenting 2001 psychodrama SESSION 9. Certainly there are dozens of films that terrify me personally but SESSION 9 always gets the general recommend as it has a kind of power whose horror has a broad reach; I’ve never met one person who saw it and hasn’t raved/whined about losing sleep after doing so.
When I saw it for the first time, one scene in particular scared me so much I had to turn the film off and resume it in the warm glow of morning. It was too much! And I was 27 at the time!
Today, Scream Factory has announced their plans to re-release SESSION 9 in the best possible presentation, on high-def, 1080pm Blu-ray. The title aims to street August 16th.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Grand, imposing… abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years is about to receive 5 new visitors. Donning protective gear, the men of the Hazmat Elimination Co. venture into the eerily vast and vacant asylum that is filled with an evil and mysterious past. Rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedure and rumors of demonic possession are some of the many dark secrets the hospital holds – but then so do each of the men.
David Caruso delivers a solid, non-Horatio-ham turn as a man caught up in the horror and Peter Mullan’s haunted performance is the core of the horror. Amazing minimalist score by Climax Golden Twins too…
Extras will be announced later but you can pre-order the film by going HERE.