Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- My Name is Julia Ross 1945

- Anthem of a Teenage Prophet 2018

- Blood Bound 2019

- Portal Man 2018

- The Fifth Cord 1971

- The Theatre of Terror 2019

- Waterworld 1995

- The 6th Friend 2016

- Terror Tales 2016

- Crossbreed 2018

- The Devil's Camera 2018

- Radio Candy 2018

- Willie Dynamite 1974

- Spirits in the Dark 2019

- Butterfly Kisses 2017

- The Thing on the Shelf 2018

- Doom Room 2013

- The Demonologist 2018

- The Harrowing 2018

- Zombie 1979

- Brutal 2018

- Phantoms of the Fog 2018

- Mandao of the Dead 2018

- House of Forbidden Secrets 2013

- Lost + Found 2018

- Prehysteria! 1993

- Papa, the Man, the Myth, the Legend 2016

- The Nothing Man 2018

- Becoming Iconic 2018

- Twelve Monkeys 1995

- Agalmatophilia 2018

- Crimson Peak 2015

- The New York Butcher 2016

- Shellmont County Massacre 2018

- Beauty Queen 2018

- Virgin Genocide 2018

- Bloody Birthday 1981

- The Big Take 2018

- Somnium 2018

- The Wedding Party 1969

- Lasso 2018

- Intensive Care 2018

- Red Venom Kills 2017

- City of Gold 2016

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Session 9

USA 2001
produced by
Dorothy Aufiero, David Collins, Michael Williams, John Sloss (executive) for Scout Productions, October Films
directed by Brad Anderson
starring Peter Mullan, David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III, Paul Guilfoyle, Charles Broderick, Larry Fessenden, Lonnie Farmer (voice), Jurian Hughes (voice), Sheila Stasack (voice)
written by Brad Anderson, Stephen Bevedon, music by Climax Golden Twins

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Gordon's (Peter Mullan) asbestos removal company is hired to fix up a former insane asylum that has been closed down 15 years ago, but oddly enough its patients tended to come back after the closure ...

For the removal job, Gordon has scheduled only one week, especially to get the job & the bonus ($ 10.000), although even his second-in-command Phil (David Caruso) doubts they can do it.

The team of workers Gordon brings seems hardly fit for the job, there's his nephew Jeff (Brendan Sexton III), who is completely new to asbestos removal & furthermore has a fear of the dark, there's Mike (Stephen Gevedon), a failed law student who soon shows more interest in some case histories he finds in the building than his actual work, there's Hank (Josh Lucas), who has stolen Phil's wife, there's Phil who not only hates Hank's guts for that, but he also doubts each & every decision Gordon makes & wants him off his own company ... & then there's Gordon, who looks more & more like a wreck, & who seems to have domestic problems (at one point he tells Phuil he has beaten his wife - accidently, but still).

After day one, Hank disappears too - allegedly he has gone to Miami, but Gordon can't shake the feeling that Phil has gotten rid of him one way or the other - & Gordon even gets more 6 more direct in expressing his suspicions.

Al the while, the place gets more & more creepy, until one day, Hank appears to Jeff, but he seems to be totally out of it, & covered in blood. When Jeff wants to show the others though, Jeff is gone, but footsteps from somewhere above suggest that there's really someone there, but when the team tries to hunt whoever-it-is down, it results only in a ll of them panicking ...

The next morning, Gordon finds Phil leaning over Hank's corpse, puts 2 and 2 together, & is now sure about what he had always suspected, that Phil indeed did kill Hank. Phil then calmly tries to persuade Gordon to hush it up & finish their job, but ...

... but in fact, Phil is not even around, Gordon is just daydreaming (or sleepwalking), & he in fact really did kill Hank himself, & now proceeds to kill all his other workers, who arrive at the scene one after the other. Then he calls his wife & asks for forgiveness ... only, he did not only hit his wife, he actually killed both ehr & his baby daughter, & since lives in denial.

... & in fact, he once was a patient of the asylum himself, & his session was recorded on one of the tapes Mike has been listening to, called Session 9.


A psycho horror movie that boldly doesn't follow the usual formula of brainless teens being slaughtred, instead tries to flesh out its characters & establish more-dimensional character relations - unfortunately this virtue of the film is at the same time its downfall:: The film spends way more time on developing its main characters (mainly Phil & Gordon though) than actually tell its story, which then shows quite a few plotholes - e.g. how come Jeff sees Hank still alive when Gordon has already killed him days earlier, what does the whole plot of the film actually have to do witht he taped sessions & the fat that Mike is a former law student, & why couldn'T the revelation that Gordon is indeed the killer have come a little subtler since everything was pointing into this direction right from the start (including the fact that he has killed his wife & daughter) ?

After having said all that, I have to admit the film is not quite as bad as my comments have made it to be, at least it tries to nogt insult the intelligence of the audience (as many modern horror films tend to), it just could have been much better.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Session 9
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Session 9 here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Session 9 at

Thanks for watching !!!



On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD



Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...


Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!


Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner


Jetzt kaufen bei