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Fright Club Live: Session 9 (2001) 35mm

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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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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Fright Club Live: Antiviral (2012)

Director: Brandon Cronenberg Run Time: 108 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2012

Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Joe Pingue, Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Gadon, Sheila McCarthy

Country: Canada, France
Language: English


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Official Selection, 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion – for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.

“gives new meaning to the concept of celebrity culture… twisted, intriguing science-fiction”

New Yorker

About the filmmaker:

Brandon Cronenberg is a critically acclaimed screenwriter and director from Toronto, Canada. His debut feature film, Antiviral (2012), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to win a number of awards, including Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. His short film Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You (2019) premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week. His second and third feature films – Possessor (2020) and Infinity Pool (2023) – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Brandon is the son of celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg.

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Fright Club Live: Swallow (2019)

Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2020

Starring: Austin Stowell, David Rasche, Denis O'Hare, Elizabeth Marvel, Haley Bennett

Country: United States, France
Language: English, Arabic


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World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, where Haley Bennett won Best Actress.

On the surface, Hunter appears to have it all. As a newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie.

However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica – a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects.

A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, Swallow (2019) follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.

About the filmmaker:

Carlo Mirabella-Davis is a film director and producer. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from the Graduate Film Program at the NYU Tisch School of Arts. He premiered his thesis project, the short film Knife Point (2009), at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He co-directed the black-and-white feature documentary The Swell Season (2011), which premiered at Tribeca. He also participated the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Sundance Directors Lab. His first solo feature, Swallow (2019), premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, where lead Haley Bennett won Best Actress.

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