So I first watched Session 9 in 2006 or thereabouts because it was filmed and set in Danvers State Hospital, and since I love psychological horror and have been fascinated by big abandoned asylums for years I rented it. Honestly, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. I mean it seriously gave me the creeps; almost as bad as the first time I watched The Shining.
In fact, I was so creeped out by it that I haven’t watched it for 6 years. And then American Horror Story: Asylum started and all I could think about was this movie because it’s so much better. And I meant to blog about that, at length, because AHS: Asylum really does suck out loud, but it’s gotten to the point that I just don’t care to expend the effort. If I can’t be fucked to raise an eyebrow at Evan Peter’s bare ass then I certainly can’t be to waste time blogging my dislike of it.
I will say this: most episodes range from boring to hilarious to fucking obnoxious. I laugh. A lot. I don’t think that’s what the show runners had in mind for a “horror story”. *sigh* And it had so much potential. But I do tend to liveblog my snark on Tumblr every Wednesday night at 10PM (PST), and that is kinda it as far as the value of this season.
Anyway, Session 9 is amazing. Watch it instead of American Horror Story: Asylum. You can thank me later.