R | | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Lots of comparisons between Session 9 and The Shining, but blink and you'll miss it identical small giveaway and parallel: when Jack from "The Shining" is locked in the kitchen closet, he wakes up next to open Oreos and peanut butter.. Those are the same item Gordon from Session 9 picks up on the way home that are later seen in the mental hospital/work site and in the van, which is a foreshadowing only if you know The Shining THAT well. They also both have wives names Wendy.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
Wendy's hand when Jack is talking about his nightmare.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
Stanley Kubrick shot Jack's typewriter pages in different languages for release in different countries. Such localized versions were released internationally in theaters, on video and on TV. The DVD releases of 2001 and 2007, however, only feature the English version of the text.
$622,337 26 May 1980