August 16, 2016

August's Blu-ray of the Month: Session 9 (2001)
One of our favorite movies of the 00's, and one of genuinely scariest that we've ever seen, Session 9 is finally coming to Blu-ray, courtesy of our friends over at Scream Factory!

It's really hard to find movies that scare us anymore, and I'm talking about the "slowly creeps into you and settles in your bones" kind of fear. I'm not trying to over-sell it, and no doubt there are plenty of people this movie wouldn't affect so profoundly, but for me, and for everyone here who has seen it, Session 9 is a truly terrifying Haunted House story.

And it's out now on Blu-ray!!!

"A deft exercise in atmospheric horror and insanity." – Paul Malcolm, L.A. Weekly

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 Andreson (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)."

Bonus Features

    • NEW Return To Danvers: The Secrets Of SESSION 9 Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Brad Anderson, Actor/Co-writer Stephen Gevedon, Actors Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III, Larry Fessenden, Composers The Climax Golden Twins And Director Of Photography Uta Briesewitz
    • NEW Horror's Hallowed Grounds – Revisiting The Locations Of The Film
    • Audio Commentary With Brad Anderson And Stephen Gevedon
    • Deleted Scenes And Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary By Director Brad Anderson
    • Story To Screen Featurette
    • The Haunted Palace Featurette
    • Theatrical Trailer

Scream Factory is absolutely killing it this year with their releases, and as much as we love them for bringing Return of the Living Dead, Nighthawks, The Thing, Manhunter, and Bubba Ho-Tep to Blu-ray, we may love them most of all for giving us Session 9.

This is an excellent movie, and a special one to me, and it's a Must Own of the highest caliber. You can read our review and order a copy below.

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