Monday, May 2, 2011

Obscure Monday

Title: Session 9

The description of this movie creates an odd picture of the main character.  He is an asbestos remover who says he can rid an old psychiatric hospital of the dangerous substance in a week.  It's full of actors from the CSI series's, which is odd.

In the beginning you get a small tour of the old hospital and some history.  Which to me is super interesting!  I love learning about old buildings, especially ones with sordid histories.  The random chair that they come across not long into the movie is pretty ominous, and a good foreshadowing of events to come.

The storyline is about satanic cults.  It is supposedly based on true "untold" stories of people who were committed to mental institutions in the 1980s. 

You get to listen to old sessions between the doctor and a patient named Mary Hobbes.  Mary has multiple personalities; the personalities know about each other somewhat, but Mary doesn't know she has them.

Hank, one of the characters, finds a treasure trove in the old crematorium.  Talk about creepy.  Then he runs across an old jar of Jif peanut butter.  Odd but funny.

Of course, things start going a little crazy but the movie never really gets scary.  There are a few horror movie cliches: don't go anywhere alone in a psychiatric hospital, don't trust anyone, don't go into dark areas with only a flashlight, don't listen to the voices in your head, don't leave the generator running or use it as your only power source, don't follow the hall of rubber suits, don't ignore the turned over wheelchair that is shaking, don't approach your friend who has been missing when they are half naked and rocking in the fetal position in the dark, don't eat your boss's Oreos, don't go back in the building once you leave, etc.  Okay, so a lot of them, haha.

It's slow and hard to follow.  It left me confused and a little frightened of ever going to a shrink.  I also will probably never go back to the eye doctor and let them stick things close to my eyes.

The morals I got from the story: Don't clean old psychiatric hospitals, don't follow a trail of old coins in the basement of said places, sometimes it's okay to run like a chicken shit (stolen from my bestie).

I do recommend it if you like very very odd and obscure, but if not then don't watch it.

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