Friday, October 21, 2011

Favorite Scene Friday! Session 9: I Live in the Weak, and the Wounded (Spoilers Ahead!!)

Today's Favorite Scene Friday! comes from a very underrated horror film.  While it's not your standard slasher movie full of creative kill scenes and bloody gore, to me, Session 9 is the scariest kind of scary movie - the psychological horror.

In this scene you see the movie's main character, Gordon - a man who has completely unraveled.  At the start of the film, Gordon and his crew of asbestos workers have come to clean up an old, abandoned insane asylum.  They all have one common goal - get in, get the job done and make their money as quickly as possible.  However, it isn't long before each of them realizes that nothing at Danvers Asylum is what it seems.  And as tensions build among the workers, the evil lurking in that building begins to prey on each of them. 

This is actually the final scene of the film and might be a spoiler for some.  The reason I say "might" is that there is so much going on in the movie building up to this moment that, if you've never seen it, you'll still be able to watch it in its entirety without having full realization until the end.  However, if you're already familiar with the story line, but not the ending, this will spoil it for you.  Just know that the creepy voice you're hearing in this scene will stick with you for days. 

When I first watched it, Session 9 scared me more than anything I had seen in a long time.  It left me feeling disturbed and....unsettled, I guess.  The storyline isn't necessarily original, but it still packs a pretty powerful and scary punch.  And while the acting can be a bit cheesy at times, it's definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it. 

1 comment:

  1. You just got Caruso-ed!

    One of the creepiest flicks I've ever seen.