Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III
The Danvers State Hospital has been closed since 1985. Gordon Fleming, the owner of a small asbestos removal company, is in a desperate financial bind and makes a bid to remove the decrepit hospital's asbestos. He is also a new father, and the stress of work and parenthood have been causing problems between him and his wife, Wendy. Mike is a law school dropout, who is educated on the asylum's history. Phil is filled with bitterness after losing his long-time girlfriend to Hank. Jeff, Gordon's nephew (Brendan Sexton III), is the youngest member, and suffers from severe nyctophobia. The problems that are between Phil and his wife spill out at the work site. Something in the building is changing who he is as a person.
This movie plays out like a haunting/possession horror movie, in theory. There are some dark creepy corners throughout most of the movie, but there really is not scare at all. The movie is mainly dealing with all of the egos and attitudes between all of the working crew. Somebody has something against another person, and then they get snappy with each other. It sometimes comes across as a bitch fest.
This is not really a horror movie, but like I said, there are some creepy scenes in the movie. Nothing to really scare you though. It is something to watch, if there is nothing else on. You may want to look for it, but do not put forth a lot of effort in finding a copy. Enjoy, if you must.
Session 9 (2001) Trailer