Gimme Something to Watch: Session 9

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Hello friends, crazytaco_12 here. As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve only written show reviews for the Toilet. I’ve been looking to branch out into other categories and this particular post covers an interest I’m very passionate about (outside of metal, of course): movies.

Horror movies especially, but not just constrained to that genre. I have a few personal preferences for what makes a film work:

  • It’s gotta make me think
  • It’s gotta get me involved in the storyline
  • It’s gotta have a message. Alternatively,
  • It can have no message, but a well thought out and have an interesting story
  • It can’t just be a messy blood-n’-boobs compilation

What I am here to do is expose art. I’m not trying to sound like too much of a prude here, because I will undoubtedly share some funny, mindless crappers, but personally I want to spend more time focusing and giving credit to directors and movies that have a serious, message-based artistic tone. I know a lot of this is just my personal preference, and that’s all you should really take it as; if you don’t agree with me, that’s okay. Lest I look a hypocrite, I should also mention that somewhere in future posts I will probably completely contradict myself or have questionable outlooks in one way or another with a film I post about. Tough shit, I’m only human.

To sum it all up, this is not about reviewing movies, it’s about sharing movies with you guys to check out or simply keep in mind next time you’re flipping through releases on Netflix or at the rental store. If you would also like to share a movie, feel free to share in the comments or do your own write up. In the future, I would like to start some side overview thing where we can further discuss the meanings and ideas behind these movies if anyone ends up watching any of them. On that note, PLEASE DO NOT POST SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS!!!

This first week’s movie and one of my all-time favorites is Session 9 (2001) by Brad Anderson (imdb) . The most recognizable actors in this film are David Caruso (CSI: Miami), and Peter Mullan (Trainspotting), so this movie is clearly not relying on starpower crutches. This film is best described as a psychological horror/mystery, and it is rife with social commentary and plot twists throughout.

A lot of people will look at this cover and think this movie is going to be some generic ghost-horror fart fest. It’s not.

 

Trailer:

Section 9 follows an asbestos cleanup crew who have won a bid to clean a mental asylum. This huge, painstaking piece of work that would normally take a few weeks to complete must be done in only one. However, the job comes with steady pay and a bonus of 10,000 dollars. While Gordon, the crew boss, has his hang-ups about taking on such a daunting task, he’s forced to take the job as he knows their business will go under if he doesn’t.

While we’re really focusing on the collective group of workers throughout this movie, we can generally say Gordon is our protagonist. Gordon is the stressed out leader of the crew who needs to pull in money after having a baby. The rest of the team is rounded out by Phil and Hank, who are spiteful enemies, Mike, who is more of an intellectual yet tortured character, and Jeff, Gordon’s goofy and blissfully ignorant nephew. As they go about taking on this excruciating task, we begin to delve deeper and deeper into the psyches, agendas, and mysteries within each character.

Most of the workers seem to live stale, banal lives outside of work that are only fleetingly entertained by inebriation and escape plans from their terminal “career”. Even while working in a place so huge, their mutually dull and intermingling lives create an overwhelming sense of mutual claustrophobia. As the days go by, tensions increase within the group. “Will we finish the job in time? What are the other members of the crew doing off hours? What’s the story behind this asylum?” As these mounting questions are chased by all with a burning fervor, we tunnel further through the depths of each character’s inner paranoia.

Never have I seen a horror movie that so realistically illustrates work-related stress as such a soul-grinding and mentally-murdering force of fear in our daily lives. Ultimately, this movie pounds the viewer with some of the coldest doses of reality represented in film. The reality that somewhere around 93,000 hours of your life will be spent working. The reality that society’s needs will deprive you of some of the most important moments of your lifetime. The reality that labor and money are the only things that separate you between homelessness, starvation, sickness, and ultimately, death. You can conform to the system and eek out an existence with extreme limitations, or you can choose not to conform and be rejected by society whilst left to your primal, irrelevant devices. This movie presents modern day life as a total lose, lose situation.

In conclusion, I recommend watching this movie and then taking time to reflect upon your own life and what makes you happy. Thankfully, music, art, love, and sites like TOH give us enough menial comfort to make these harsh realities more acceptable and ignorable until we have to smack that ol’ alarm clock tomorrow and subtract another worthless 8 hours from our lives. I hope you enjoy this movie, and in the meantime, quit your job and kill your boss.

(Photo Via)

    • CT-12

      Dude, I’m sorry, I meant to link to your page, will do it for sure next time, I’d also really like to see you do a write-up on some movies if you’re still up to it!

      • No worries.

      • Edward, Goat Ov Void

        Crazy Taco I enjoyed this write up, looking forward to seeing more of these. I’d like to check this flick out too, based on our warm community response to it.

        • CT-12

          Thanks a lot man, I’ve been waiting a while to get this posted, great feeling!

      • KJM

        BTW, ‘As Above, So Below’ was good. It made the most of it’s location(Paris catacombs), had really neat creepy sound fx, a good low key action/adventure vibe, the actors didn’t suck, and no needless plot twists. Funny enough it reminded me of a much creepier ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ at times. It’s definitely worth seeing at least once IMO.

        • CT-12

          Sweet man, thanks for the follow up! Yeah, I honestly wasn’t sure what to make of it from the previews, but I can almost guarantee someone I know will wanna watch that movie so I’ll probably be seeing it soon enough

    • VV.

      I checked yours. Glad I could read both.

  • Tyree Wears Trailer Pants
  • CT-12

    Note: I didn’t start this based off of 365 Days of Horror’s movie thread in October. I had originally submitted this in the beginning of October right when the first Horror and Metal movie review from 365 was in the queue to be posted and me and Joe agreed we should probably wait til October was over to start this column.

  • I know I am off topic, but you guys have to look at this thing of beauty….

    GL

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/11/19/365012163/take-the-plunge-into-world-toilet-day

  • at first glance, we was laughing when we saw Horatio Cane at a assylum.. But the movie evolve very well in the middle time to the end.. Good movie!!

  • Tyree Wears Trailer Pants

    Killer movie. Time to quit my job and kill my boss.

    • VV.

      It’s hard not to talk about the ending in here. Poop!

      • CT-12

        I know what you mean man, I’d really like to discuss this movie and a ton of others with people who have actually seen them. Like I said in the article, I’d like to figure out a way where people who may have watched the film can discuss it’s meanings and whatnot without encroaching on virgin-viewer’s territory

  • George Clarke

    okay thats gr8 but where can i watch it????

    • Your local Blockbuster likely carries it under “New Releases”

      • George Clarke

        blockbuster?????????

      • CT-12

        DISSSSSSSSSSSS!!

    • the library: trve and clvt

      GL

    • CT-12

      I’m pretty sure Netflix has it

      • George Clarke

        netflix????

        • Tyree Wears Trailer Pants

          I think all that cocaine that you are snorting off the bar room toilet seat is getting to you.

          • George Clarke

            i’ll quit when i want!!!!!!

          • VV.
          • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

            That made me tear up a little.

          • KJM

            This should be sung by Peter Criss circa 1976.

          • KJM

            I love this song.

          • KJM

            I’m sure you can quit at any time.

  • #TeamHubert, Goat ov Doom

    Sounds interesting. I’ll admit that I’ve never seen a horror movie, but I’d like to give the genre a try. Recommend me something!

    • George Clarke

      dfhvn at the pitchfork fest

      the mix was fucking awful cant even hear my boi kerry

    • CT-12

      That depends on what types of movies and plots and whatnot interest you, if you let me know, I can recommend something based on what you say. You can also check out 365’s blog, dude has good taste http://365daysofhorrormovies.blogspot.com/

      • #TeamHubert, Goat ov Doom

        The criteria you named in this article are pretty much the same as mine. Good story and deep th0vghts.

        • CT-12

          “Night of the Living Dead” is a classic that everybody alive should probably see once before they die. A generally scary classic whilst being filled with social commentary. “A Knife in the Water” and “Cache” are also really good interpersonal and social movies as well that have a lot of tension behind them.

          • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

            Thank you sir. Will check out.

    • KJM

      The Brotherhood Of Satan(1971)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROIuAidbo6g

  • VV.

    I love this movie. Also, Marx would argue that labor is actually a human right and not meant to be drudgery.

    • George Clarke

      oh man, you would.

      • VV.

        Hey GC!

        • George Clarke

          hi gw how r u today

          • VV.

            Free, as always.

          • Stockhausen

            Keep in mind that it isn’t free.

          • George Clarke

            check out this skramz ting

            <3 skramz <3

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M79wfZdCzA

            i'll do an article about the skramz one day, when i finish that surrealism one

          • dope

          • George Clarke

            right? i listen to it everyday, sometimes twice a day

          • I used to be really into skramz in college. Haven’t revisited any of it in a long while.

          • George Clarke

            goddamn i love the skramz

            sometimes i just listen to this stuffs all day.

            you wanna rec list?

          • Please. This might be something you’ll jam on – Texas dudes that went from skramz to post-rock and then back and forth.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEFi1NMrjog

          • George Clarke

            Orchid, Portraits of Past, Pg.99, I Hate Myself, Loma Prieta, Circle Takes The Square, Daitro, Saintly Rows, Adobe Homes, 1000 Travels of Jawaharlal, Raein, Polyphony and Heroin.

            jam everything by all those bands and get back to me for more

            this is gr8 and i love it btw ty buddy

          • I saw Circle Take The Square way back in the day. Loma Prieta as well. Good fucking times.

          • I bet it was Gilbert Godfried’s square, he was always the shittiest contestant on that show.

          • Terrible band name. This shit goes pretty fucking hard though.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SqYoJhs7Tk

          • KJM

            Paul Lynde or go home.

          • VV.

            Aren’t Orchid technically screamo? I have a split they did with Pig Destroyer (I think).

          • George Clarke

            skramz/screamo same thing

            yah they did do a split with the piggy guys its v good

          • VV.

            Oof, sorry, didn’t realize they were the same thing. Noob here.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

            I like this. It’s very metal..

          • George Clarke

            the word ur looking for is hardcore buddy

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

            I do like how hardcore it is compared to what some people call hardcore.

          • George Clarke

            hardcore is a pretty vast genre actually. early metalcore (the good stuff like Botch and Converge) is just hardcore really

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

            I’ve seen Hatebreed before as they come to my area extremely often. I got punched in the face in the pit at that show!

          • George Clarke

            not a fan of hatebreed.

          • VV.

            I dig.

      • Forgive me for my ignorance, but are you in a band or something? I tried googling your name, but you are one of many George Clarkes apparently…

        GL

        • George Clarke

          nah im a sexy motherfucker tho

    • Guacamole Jim

      “But is there any one thus intended by nature to be a slave, and for whom such a condition is expedient and right, or rather is not all slavery a violation of nature?
      “There is no difficulty in answering this question, on grounds both of reason and of fact. For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only necessary, but expedient; from the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule.”

      – Aristotle

      I think I’m in agreeance with Marx, in the sense in which I see him agreeing with Aristotle’s view of slavery. That is to say, I don’t believe in slavery (at all! Don’t get me wrong), but I do believe that there are people who are essentially predisposed to enjoying mindless, trivial, or/and menial work. Then there are those who aspire to higher things, and should have the opportunity to cultivate those inclinations. Many parts of one body, and not all function the same (to borrow a metaphor). Instead of rewarding mediocrity and servitude with promotion and leadership positions whilst demeaning independent thought and action, society should be rewarding those who work hard and enjoy it, and those who think hard and are good at it.

      …if that makes sense.

      tl;dr – Fuck yeah Marx!

      • VV.

        Ideally, we could each work in a job for which we a dispositioned and enjoy what we do, but I think the current state of labor is a symptom of a damaged system. To work is good, and I believe that we each have within us a desire to strive and strain and create something meaningful, whatever that be. I think that’s sort of lost though in the prevailing cultural zeitgeist of gratification. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve genuinely come to believe that nothing in this life worth having comes easy.

        • Guacamole Jim

          Well said! I totally agree. I criticize drudgery as a symptom of underutilized talent and potential in an individual, which is not to say that hard work, in and of itself, is wrong–quite the opposite, as you’ve pointed out.

        • Lacertilian

          how does one find a job for a cowboy though?

      • CT-12

        This is totally well put and I get it, but I think there’s numerous factors that come into play when considering labor and power roles. A lot of people can be effected by their local economies, lack of good jobs, lack of personal economic foundation, lack of experience, etc when they want to do better for themselves and do something they actually enjoy.

        • VV.

          Cultural systems absolutely cannot be ignored, but I don’t think Jim was leaving them out. Like I said, the system we have now isn’t ideal, but then again, no system is.

        • Guacamole Jim

          You’re absolutely correct. I think W. hit the nail on the head in his response to me when he said “the current state of labor is a symptom of a damaged system.” All the things you’re outlining here are the damaged system. There are a lot of things people can do to start reversing it, but they will never get anywhere if greed continues its prevalence in our understanding of labour.

          Speaking entirely personally, I don’t think greed will ever go anywhere–it’s too much a part of humanity.

          • CT-12

            Yeah, and that was by no means meant to be a diss towards you or anything, I’ve just firsthand seen numerous good, hard working people either get laid off, hurt, or so desperate to make income that they had to rely on shitty work to pay the bills because there was nothing else out there, especially when the US economy shit the bed a few years ago and has since gotten better. I think when that happened, that whole captive workplace sentiment that is a huge part of this movie became a little more widespread throughout the states.

          • Guacamole Jim

            No jimmies rustled! I didn’t think it was supposed to be any kind of attack. I don’t envy you that situation. I’m actually good friends with several American families who have moved to Canada in search of work, and I feel for them. It was either fight for a bottom-of-the-barrel job, or leave their homes and families behind and come north. The most interesting thing to me about the whole US economy recession was that it really stimulated a neo-Marxist movement within the common people, who (rightly, I think) felt they’d been cheated by the rich elite. However, the current political climate doesn’t appear to be reflecting that sentiment.

          • KJM

            That’s because the poor/working class currently have no true political power in America for a variety of reasons.

          • VV.

            I think you’re correct about greed being too deeply entrenched. For that reason, I believe ideal political systems, such as Marxism and anarchism, and even pure democracy, will never actually work out perfectly or even well. Except people to treat each other with decency and without greed is too much, in my humble opinion.

          • Guacamole Jim

            You and I think along very similar lines, my friend. If I ever make my merry way south, let’s have some beers and discuss philosophy.

          • VV.

            Absolutely!

          • CT-12

            Fitting that we’re talking about economics/politics, new Napalm Death song streaming on Decibel! http://www.decibelmagazine.com/?s=napalm+death&x=0&y=0#

          • VV.

            I listened to that earlier. Song is nasty. Also, I appreciate Barney Greenway’s pacifist and utilitarian (I suspect) views.

          • CT-12

            Dude, I know this could definitely be thrown up as a “polarizing metal opinion” but I love Napalm’s new stuff like 20 times better than their older shit. I like how they get more experimental now and have refined their sound without neutering it.

          • VV.

            The old stuff is classic, but Utilitarian was flawless.

  • Xan

    I’m totally going to pick this up for this weekend. I enjoy horror movies that have really good plots and make you think. It’s one reason that I tend to like a lot of horror movies better than the 90-minute gore porn horror movies that are released. For me Phantasm and Hellraiser are two of my favorite horror movies because they both have morals and tons of symbolism. The Shining is also great in that aspect though I find it to be ridiculously slow (and that is usually not a turn off for me). As far as modern day horror movies go, I’ve been digging these strange otherworldy horror movies like Insidious, Sinister (shit still scares me), and The Conjuring. Another great movie is The Poughkeepsie (I think that’s how you spell it) Tapes. It’s shot in a format as if it were a documentary played on the History channel or some shit (Note: It isn’t the found footage format that directors who want to film a cheap movie go for). It does a great job at making a human scary – something that isn’t easy to do with me. I’m pretty much only scared by demons and the occasional jump scare.

    • CT-12

      I thought Insidious was shit on when it had a pretty original plot, the delivery wasn’t the best for me though, but overall I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I’d also recommend checking out this year’s “Oculus”. Anybody who talks shit about that movie in the horror scene is trying to too hard, that movie had a great storyline and a very original plot.

      • Tyree Wears Trailer Pants

        Oculus fucking ruled!!! I was shocked that it was as good as it was.

        • CT-12

          Same here dude, I was dragged to the theater and ended up probably being the most invested in the movie

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

        Oddly enough, one of the production companies who made that was WWE Studios. It’s still a better movie than See No Evil or its sequel.

        • CT-12

          When I saw that before the movie started, I thought “oh shit, this movie’s gonna be garbage” haha, pleasantly surprised

        • KJM

          It’s easily the most quality movie they’ve been involved with so far, but that’s not saying much. They could have a good side business financing more low budget quality horror like that. Instead we’ll probably get ‘Leprechaun Vs El Torito’.

          DA BULLZ TWERKIN MAGGLE

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

            I would see Leprechaun vs El Torito.

          • KJM

            This does not surprise me.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

            It seems like it would be a great b movie. It could be the next Leprechaun In The Hood!

      • Xan

        Tyree recommended that one to me too. I’ll have to pick that up as well.

      • KJM

        I’m sorry. I’m a bigtime Doctor Who and BSG fan and I had an easier time believing Katee wasn’t Kara than seeing Karen as anybody but Amy Pond. I guess I just couldn’t get past that.

        But what do I know? I actually enjoyed ‘Lords Of Salem'(ducks flying objects).

        • CT-12

          Yeah, I’ve never seen that show, so I guess it was a little easier for me to get into

          • KJM

            Watching Karen try to negate her Scottish accent was almost intolerable for me. Also, a huge plot device for the Amy Pond character for nearly 2 seasons was a mysterious crack in the wall of her house, so seeing it in ‘Occulus’ was another distraction.

    • VV.

      Session 9 is especially good if you read a few of the theories about it online. It may be more than it appears on the first watch.

      • CT-12

        Yeah man, I love when there’s sort of an open-ended feeling with movies where you can find numerous different messages within them.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

      I know of the Poughkeepsie Tapes but I prefer The Shining and the good Hellraiser movies. Also, you spelled Poughkeepsie right.

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

    Gigerbuttz

    • Nordling Beerhands Karhu

      Will begin using/11

  • IronLawnmower

    My school IT tech was the bass player in this band.

    http://youtu.be/hzb9Ayo0O-c

    Presented without further comment.

  • Great article. I don’t do horror movies. They mess with my head way more than they do to most people. Although for some reason I can do horror video games with no problems. I never understood that…..

    • CT-12

      You might like this one man. A lot of people I know get freaked out from bloody, gnarly movies, but this one is a lot more subtle. For the longest time, you don’t even really know what’s the “problem” in this film. More terror as compared to horror.

      • It’s not the gore or anything that bugs me. No problems with that. When something is legitimately creepy though it fucks with my head. There was this movie called the devils advocate. Had me paranoid about people being demons for months when I was younger. It’s that kind of paranoia where you know it isn’t real but at the same time can’t help yourself.

        • Did all the demons look like Al Pacino?

        • CT-12

          Yeah man, then I honestly might say don’t watch this one just to save yourself from nightmares

        • have you seen The Descent? it’s got plenty of gore, then towards the end it sneaks some delicious psychological horror at ya!

    • IronLawnmower

      I have the opposite problem. I can watch anything but games I’m terrified to even walk a step and have to pause every 10 seconds.

    • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

      Games are weird when it comes to horror because you need to keep paying attention and you need to keep playing, you can’t just look away.

      related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKtTBjSBg0&list=UUCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

      Have you played that new horror game Five Nights At Freddy’s and its sequel? It’s apparently a terrifying game.

      • George Clarke

        srsly fuck that

        dead space and bioshock tho

        • CT-12

          Bioshock scared the shit out of me when I first was playing it. Great game and really eerie throughout.

          • George Clarke

            yah and bioshock 2 is just as good

            i mean fucking hell that part in the first game when the splicers come out of the plaster fuuuuucckk

          • bioshock 2 might be better, at least in the story department

          • Bioshock 1 > Bioshock 3 (infinite) > Bioshock 2

          • system shock 2 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
            (just scary wise… it's a rocket game tho)

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

          Dead Space is a great series. I have a replica plasma cutter that lights up from the series.

          • George Clarke

            lol nerd!!!!

            jk thats coo dude

            im playing the first one rn

          • First one is the scariest imo. Especially with that regenerating fucker.

          • NO, the church in #2

          • Stahp, you’re making me want to play it again! I currently have gta5, AC unity and far cry 4 on my plate lol.

          • def go through DS2 a second time, cause you get to keep all your upgrades. there’s a trophy for performing EVERY upgrade that i crave…

          • But have you beat the mode that only allows 3 saves or whatever?

          • i’m not cray, jack

          • I thought about it but I’m 100% sure a quick time event would kill me and I would snap my controller in half and throw things.

          • yeah man, had a PS3 for like five years now. still couldn’t tell you which button’s which without looking down.

          • Lacertilian

            No need, you just gotta know what the button DOES.
            Is there a burrito delivery button?

          • i’m 50% sure that PS4 has an additional button for that.

          • Lacertilian

            I’m stuck on PS3 still, severely lacking Mexican food delivery buttons.

          • there’s nothing out there to make me get a PS4 yet. you on PSN? i’m either “cyrollan” or “cyrollan81”

          • Lacertilian

            yeah, same. Maybe a new Mortal Kombat game or something might sway me. Maybe.
            Ok, I’m either LacertineForest or NoobSavant.

        • Bioshock didn’t scare me that much, more just thought it was weird. Now, the original FEAR game. That shit scared the fuck out of me.

      • Haven’t heard of it. Also, welcome back dude!

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

          It’s great to be back. You missed the coal rolling on NPR earlier. It was so hilarious.

          • Everyone on that site has #COALFACE now. Especially #JimGordon

          • Death

            What did you little fucks go and do this time?

          • we’re cultural arsonists.

          • Death

            That didn’t answer my question. Do I need to give you kids a spanking?

      • Amnesia: The Dark Descent FTW!

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

          I love that game as well as the sequel.

          • no joke man. i built a HTPC for the sole purpose of playing those games on the big screen with 5.1 surround sound (and lights off of course).

    • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

      Silent Hill 2 was fucked, from what I remember anyway (been many years since I played it). One of the few videogames I can legitimately say freaked me the fuck out to the point I had to turn it off sometimes because of how uneasy it made me feel. I don’t think I ever finished it, actually. Some of the images I seen in that game still disturb me to this day.
      Like WTF were those “things” doing to each other in that apartment? We’re they having sex? Eating each other? Doing the hokey pokey? Idk but whatever it was, it was WRONG. Just WRONG.
      Also, fuck Pyramid Head. The awful awful movie did not do him justice at all. That dude was fucking TERRIFYING in the game. You always felt uneasy no matter what you were doing in the game because at any random moment he would appear out of nowhere, chop you in half, and drag you away to whatever hellish nightmare realm of horror he spawned from. FUCK THAT GUY.

      • That’s what the new silent hill demo that’s on ps4 did to me. It was just a loop, but every time you went through it something small changed, and it got progressively more fucked up. Now that I think about it, I haven’t finished it yet.

  • FeelTheDarkness

    Funny you mention this movie. It’s on HBO Zone right now

  • Guacamole Jim

    This looks great. Thanks for the recommendation!! I’m going to give this a watch, probably tonight. Keep it coming, CrazyTaco! #mexicanfoodsunite

    • CT-12

      Hahaha thanks man, hope you like it! #Mexrekt

      • hey CrazyTaco, do you accept user submissions for this segment? or would you be cool if i wrote a “Gimme Something to Watch”?

        • CT-12

          Fuck yeah dude, give ‘er a go! We’ll probably have to work some of this out with Joe and whatnot, but feel free to start writing one up hombre!

          • gracias, purr-fect. i’ll keep your format (the beginning, with the preferences and what not)

          • CT-12

            Thanks man, it’s appreciated, though feel free to do whatever. As long as you’re taking the time to write it and posting it yourself, it’s really no hair off of my balls!

          • noone’s balls will go shaven… now or forever…

    • name changed in honour of #mexicanfoodsunite

      • Guacamole Jim

        Fuck yeah!!

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan is #teamedw

    I loved this movie when I watched it.

  • Stockhausen

    This is a solid one, it was a random Netflix pick that I didn’t immensely regret.

  • TrickleDownTacoRiff

    never a truer word was spoken, ” Thankfully, music, art, love, and sites like TOH give us enough menial comfort to make these harsh realities more acceptable and ignorable until we have to smack that ol’ alarm clock tomorrow and subtract another worthless 8 hours from our lives.”

    • CT-12

      Thanks man!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    A very fine review man, makes me want to watch the film again myself. I liked it a lot, in fact one of the rare post 2000 horrors to give me a case of the wim wams (for US fare only Lovely Molly comes close), but I saw it coming on 12 years ago and it does seem one that grows on repeat viewings. 16 year old me wouldn’t have even really thought about your working stiff reading, for instance.

    • CT-12

      Thanks man, I really appreciate that coming from big horror aficionados such as yourself! I’ll have to check out Lovely Molly, never heard of that one.

      • Scrimm

        Lovely Molly is flawed, but it does have it’s moments.

        • CT-12

          Nice man, I was waiting for your addition to this horror conversation! Good to see you man, feel like I don’t see you as often as usual, or Howard for that matter.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah I have been a little scarce lately, haven’t been posting as much. I also have noted a disturbing lack of HD.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Cool review, CT-12! This is one of the few decent horror films available on Netflix (last time I checked anyway).

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    I always recommend Jacobs Ladder.

  • KJM

    This is what I get for not scrolling down.

    Session 9 is excellent, worth seeing.

  • Wonderfully written and an amazing film.