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.