October 23, 2012 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2012: Night #5 Session 9 (2001)
Session 9 (2001) is one of those really creepy movies that will make you glad your job doesn't take you to places like that, or dread your job even more if you do. A hazardous material removal crew takes on the project of removing asbestos from a massive closed and decaying mental institute. Immediately something isn't right but they need the work. From there it can only get worse. The team is lead by Gordon played by Peter Mullan. Peter is set to be in some kind of mini-series called The Fear 2012 (TV). David Caruso plays Gordon's right hand man Phil. The one credit of David's I wanted to mention is that he was in First Blood (1982), the original Rambo movie.
Other crewmembers of note are played by Stephen Gevedon, who was in the War of the Worlds (2005) remake, and recently in Hellbenders (2012). Josh Lucas was in Thinner (1996), and Stealth (2005). Larry Fessenden gets around and was in Mulberry Street (2006), I Sell the Dead (2008), Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009), and Stake Land (2010). Larry also directed Wendigo (2001), an episode of Fear Itself (2008) (TV), and the upcoming movie Beneath (2013). Also of note in the cast is Paul Guilfoyle playing the man that hires the crew. Paul was in Howard the Duck (1986), and The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988).
Session 9's director, Brad Anderson, also directed an episode of Surface (2005) (TV). Brad wrote and directed an episode for Masters of Horror (2005) (TV), and was a producer on and directed some episodes of Fringe (2008) (TV). Brad Anderson and actor Stephen Gevedon wrote Session 9. I want to end by saying just how amazing the mental institute location is, both inside and out. It is really a sight to behold. You're going to love this one, unless you hate Caruso, then you'll hate it because he's extremely Caruso-ey throughout.