“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”

Source: Dollar Bin Horror

Day 21 – Your favorite medical horror film
Film: Session 9 (2001) – dir. Brad Anderson

Today is another example of me probably cheating a little bit.  Oh well. Session 9 takes place in an old psychiatric hospital, so that’s “medical” enough for me.

This eerie, effective, and relatively unknown film relies on psychological horror instead of blood and guts.  I was never a fan of the end of the movie, but the journey there is well constructed.  I’m dying to see Brad Anderson’s latest feature film, which was shot in Detroit, called Vanishing on 7th Street.  If Session 9 is any indication, Vanishing will have a great atmosphere that is used to induce scares on its audiences.  Session 9 is highly recommended for at least one late-night viewing.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn't until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor's and master's degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.