Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
Watch On
  1. Anderson, his superb ensemble cast and inspired cinematographer Uta Briesewitz, appeal at once to the intellect and the emotions as they build suspense and tension mercilessly.
  2. Pulls you in with smooth assurance, then holds you hostage to extremely creepy developments in the most awesome haunted house since "The Shining."
  3. Horror fans and those who just plain enjoy a well-told story should thank the cinematic gods. Session 9 is not only the scariest movie of the year, but also perhaps the most easy to believe since the first "Blair Witch."
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    This film is absolutely abysmal. There are no redeeming qualities to it whatsoever. I do not understand how this captivates the minds ofThis film is absolutely abysmal. There are no redeeming qualities to it whatsoever. I do not understand how this captivates the minds of people who enjoy psychological thrillers. It is poorly written and leaves everything unanswered, and has plot holes the size of Alaska. Seriously, this film makes no attempt at explaining itself or providing the viewer with enough information to draw their own conclusion. Watch this just to see how right I am. Go ahead. Full Review »
  2. Dec 8, 2012
    8
    Nice to see a horror flick with set pieces you don't see coming from miles away... This movie does have its cons, such as the plodding plotNice to see a horror flick with set pieces you don't see coming from miles away... This movie does have its cons, such as the plodding plot development and overly modest soundtrack, but once the credits are rolling, you'll know you just finished watching a scary movie. The ending does a nice job tying together the plot points that the rest of the movie deliberately underexposes. Great effort, must-see for jaded horror fans. Not too long on replay value though, what with the slow pace and the reliance on the surprise ending. Full Review »
  3. May 14, 2012
    6
    A very average horror film. Some genuinely unsettling and creepy sequences, but for the most part a dry and uninteresting flick. The settingA very average horror film. Some genuinely unsettling and creepy sequences, but for the most part a dry and uninteresting flick. The setting and atmosphere is very spooky and well done, but this is wasted with a bad script and plot-line, and wooden acting. Full Review »