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Fright Club Live: Session 9 (2001) 35mm

Opens on April 14

Director: Brad Anderson Run Time: 97 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2001

Starring: Brendan Sexton III, David Caruso, Josh Lucas, Peter Mullan, Stephen Gevedon

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand and imposing, the abandoned Danvers State Mental Hospital 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.

“A deft exercise in atmospheric horror and insanity.”

—Paul Malcolm, L.A. Weekly

Session 9 (2001) premiered at the 2001 Fantasia Film Festival, and Brad Anderson was awarded Best Director at the 2001 Sitges Film Festival.

About the filmmaker:

Brad Anderson is an American film director, producer and writer who primarily worked on genre film and television projects.  He is best known for directing feature films The Machinist (2004), Session 9 (2001), and The Call (2013). He also produced and directed several installments of the acclaimed sci-fi series Fringe for Fox. Early in his career, he directed the romantic comedies Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Happy Accidents (2000).

The psychological horror film marked a departure from Anderson’s string of romantic comedies. Filmed on location at the real life Danvers State Mental Hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts, Session 9 (2001) originally underperformed but developed a following among horror film aficionados.

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