I've been seeing a lot of positive reviews on Session 9, and since psychological horror movies are my favorite I didn't hesitate. Unfortunately it was below average (a C, actually) not only for a psychological thriller but for a horror movie in general. Devoid of camp, special effects, musical stings, and the multitude of other gimmicks horror movies usually employ, the movie relies upon subtlety and suspense to grip its audience. The subtlety caused this to be a two-part viewing for me--I couldn't get past the hour mark on my first attempt; and the suspense consists of no more than a few excessive, overplayed red herrings. The last ten minutes do pick up, however, but the "twist" fails on two counts: (1) it reaches past the limited pathos established by the preceding seventy-five minutes, and (2) it reuses a tactic utilized by countless psychological movies. For what it is, it doesn't do a bad job; it just does no more than a mundane job.