May 20, 2016

You Can Pre-Order Session 9 on Blu-ray NOW!
"It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. 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. This "deliciously disturbing" (Us Weekly) thriller, directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), features a talented cast including David Caruso (CSI: Miami), Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting), Paul Guilfoyle (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Josh Lucas (American Psycho), Stephen Gevedon (Show Me a Hero) and Brendan Sexton III (The Killing, Boys Don't Cry)."

Scream Factory has been bringing us asteady stream of excellent Horror movies on Blu-ray since 2012, many of them being more obscure titles that need and deserve the love that they give each of their releases. To us, there may be no better example of this than Session 9.

Session 9 is not only one of the best Horror movies of the new millennium, but it's also one of the best Haunted House flicks of all-time. Bold claim, I know, but few movies that we've ever seen have given us the deep-rooted sense of unease and fear that this 2001 masterpiece does. It really is a masterwork in atmosphere and dread. 

There's not a lot of info on the release yet, but the fact that Session 9 is finally hitting Blu-ray is reason enough for us to jump for joy. Hopefully it will have some solid extras, but if not, we'll be buying a few copies of it anyway, as it's one of our absolute faves.

Mark your calendars for August 16th. This one is going to be special. 

You can read our review of Session 9, and order the Blu-ray below.


  1. Stoked to read that this is finally being released on Blu-ray! I only saw this movie early last year for the first time, I loved it so much that I've since seen it another 10 or so times (and I often struggle to commit to watching a movie in its entirety a single time, let alone multiple times). The only other horror movie I've been close to that obsessed with is Suspiria.

    This is a movie that really should be seen more than once as I feel like there's no way to fully appreciate it in a single viewing.
    I still notice subtle new things about it when I watch it to this day.

    I don't think any other film has gotten under my skin in quite the same way. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who has yet to see it, but the extremely deliberate delivery and timing of the last few lines, combined with the drawn out panning shot of the buildings and the haunting yet understated background music is really something else - it all comes together to create one of my absolute favourite moments in horror history...

    You might already be aware but this has aired in HD on TV at some point and looked great and far better than the DVD version, so the official Blu-ray should be incredible. I was skeptical about how this movie would look in HD until seeing that televised version and being pretty amazed at the difference. I'll definitely be ordering a copy even though I'm in Australia and the US region discs won't work for me, hopefully it'll eventually come out in my region as well.

    Also, awesome blog! I've been reading for a while and have it bookmarked - keep up the great work.

    1. Session 9 is one of our (especially my) personal all-time faves.

      If you really look at it, not a lot "happens" in the movie, so I could see someone saying it's boring. But that mood, atmosphere, the tapes, and that damn music... it's insanely creepy.

      This Blu-ray is going to be fantastic!!!

    2. A VERY GOOD film. I've seen it twice years ago. This sounds like an awesome opportunity for another round.