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    Subject: Re: Most missed the point - finally!!!!! a brain!!
    Date: Dec 29, 2002
    Sender: LallyPrevious | Next

    I agree with the previous comment.
    For a while there i thought the same thing about Gordon most like being an ex-patient.
    The interesting thing about this film was that the maker touched on a topic most stay away from.
    In reference to the person who made the comment about Hank being naked....they did say right at the begining of the film that there was a tank where hydro therapy took place and also the frontal labotomies ...maybe he gave the poor man the full monty!
    I also had to add that in reference to "Simon"
    I don't really think it was Simon that possesed Gordon...not in a "take him over sence"..i have given some basic study to the minds of the criminally insane ..and for the most part they all have there own perticular simon.
    Geoffry Dahmer openly admitted that it was a voice that told him to kill and then he begged for forgiveness and admitted that he did as he was instructed out of fear of it.
    I think that we all have a Simon inside us and that given the right circumstance it will be awakened...the difference between a killer and most of us is that we treat that voice with contempt and don't listen to it....we have the presence of mind to understand that it is not real.
    That is what i believe "Simon" meant by the reference "I live in the weak and wounded"
    Simply that being in a place where the essence of such a powerful force was in play (i.e Mary Hobbs for Gordon)and by BEING weak and wounded it is possible to wake up his own Simon.
    Spend to long in the company of madness and become mad yourself .....that is one of the reasons they closed the old type asylums in the first place.However i went away and thought about this film after i watched it ...and so it would seem did most of you ..so hats off to the film makers..they made people think...that is what they must have set out to do..like it or hate it...mission accomplished...well done chaps !

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    Re: Most missed the point - finally!!!!! a brain!!

    This ranks up there as one of my favorite horror movies ever. It kept me thinking the whole time trying to figure out the connection between the tapes and everyone else in the film. I loved how the director tied it all together in the end. Even though I guessed wrong. I thought that Gordon was a patient in the asylum before it was shutdown and then left to roam the streets after.






    Comment index:

  • Session 9   from Dale Carter, Mar 8, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Piggy, Jul 13, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Ohmygawd, Jul 25, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from jim heinis, Nov 1, 2002
  • Help me understand   from we be jammin, Feb 11, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Re: Help me understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Yes and NO   from boogiethewonderdog, Mar 11, 2002
  • Session 9   from Pat, Mar 12, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from beeftinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Apie Session 9   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Session 9   from Vince, Mar 13, 2002
  • Right On!   from Decay Ranger, Jun 4, 2002
  • Re: Right On!   from , Mar 2, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from n, Jul 27, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from ex-Danvers Patient, Dec 28, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Skultch, Sep 30, 2004
  • Re: Session 9   from shel, May 19, 2007
  • Session 9   from Paul, Mar 13, 2002
  • *Awesome*   from Rachel, Jul 14, 2003
  • Caruso Shines   from Ivy, Mar 13, 2002
  • Re: Caruso Shines   from , Mar 3, 2003
  • session 9   from maurice, Mar 14, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jim, Mar 22, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jamie, Mar 25, 2002
  • A good scare flick   from Frank Black, Mar 17, 2002
  • Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Laurie, Mar 20, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Cap'n, Apr 28, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from BeefTinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Most missed the point   from Good Scare, Mar 28, 2002
  • Inmates are congratulating each other   from hef, Apr 27, 2002
  • Re: Inmates are congratulating each other   from lope, May 13, 2002
  • » Re: Most missed the point - finally!!!!! a brain!! «   from Lally, Dec 29, 2002
  • Interesting Views!   from Dusty, Apr 2, 2002
  • A compelling "almost"   from Terry Vittone, Apr 3, 2002
  • Jaded reviewers   from Jeff, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Joshua Tanzer, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jaime, Apr 14, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Read this if you want   from Rembrandt Kroll, Aug 2, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jason, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Laura, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Stephen Gevedon   from Kobe Kyoko, Apr 14, 2002
  • One of the best horror films EVER   from Audiophil, Jun 13, 2002
  • I think I understand now..   from Mer, Sep 23, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Candy, Oct 14, 2002
  • Please Explain   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Please Explain   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Please Explain   from not sayn, Jul 9, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Jeremy, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Leigh, Dec 2, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Cool movie   from Susan, Apr 29, 2002
  • Session 9   from Lisa, May 6, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Boogie, Dec 1, 2002
  • Some cool questions   from Simon says..., May 18, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Session 9 Fan, May 28, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Francisco, Jun 3, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Working Class Horror Movie   from Terry, May 28, 2002
  • Excellent insight   from marge, Jul 3, 2002
  • Re: Working Class Horror Movie   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Picalo Pete, Jun 9, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Gordon, Feb 11, 2003
  • Childish Review   from Nikku, Jul 8, 2002
  • re: misunderstood   from WS, Jul 12, 2002
  • Re: re: misunderstood   from Wes, Sep 29, 2002
  • [no subject]   from E-mail addr, Jul 27, 2002
  • We do what they did....   from Matt, Aug 1, 2002
  • Session 9   from Mat, Aug 7, 2002
  • Still don't get it?   from Lobo, Aug 14, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from Julia, Sep 5, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from spooky, Sep 12, 2002
  • You're all too used to average fodder...   from Zodiac, Sep 5, 2002
  • Session Nine is not for dummies   from Xene Cervenka, Sep 25, 2002
  • No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Philosopher, Sep 29, 2002
  • i liked it   from Phil, Oct 8, 2002
  • Re: No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Peter, Jun 25, 2005
  • Phone Calls   from deedum, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: Phone Calls   from Tammy, Oct 1, 2005
  • Don't Miss Session 9   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from woodstock69, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don't Miss Session 9   from Kainan, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from sarah, Nov 30, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from Mary Anne, Dec 1, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from , Feb 4, 2003
  • soul extasy son in movie!!!!   from foxrox, Nov 18, 2002
  • Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from Natalie, Dec 30, 2002
  • Re: Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from chris, Dec 31, 2002
  • COME ON! Great flick... not Shakespeare   from BaBaBooey, Jan 2, 2003
  • comments   from i cowen, Jan 24, 2003
  • the movie was...   from Maddie, Feb 23, 2003
  • session 9   from claire, Mar 6, 2003
  • Session 9.....   from Lexi, Mar 24, 2003
  • I disagree   from The Champ E-m, Oct 13, 2003
  • "bullshit"   from Brian, Jan 18, 2004
  • been there   from carmen, Jun 2, 2004
  • Re: been there   from doug, Feb 11, 2005
  • best experience of my life!!!   from The Fonz, Nov 24, 2004
  • [no subject]   from greg, Mar 27, 2005
  • im crazzy   from jayde, Nov 19, 2005
  • Apie Session 9   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Am i the only one who understands this movie?   from Rowell, Apr 16, 2006
  • hello gordon   from Terrance Kimbrough, Jun 8, 2006
  • GONE   from CrapBall, Sep 1, 2006
  • Flaws   from Chefboyartie, Jun 24, 2008
  • Keeping the 9 alive   from Terrance kimbrough , May 15, 2009
  • Good movie but not horror   from Steven, Oct 20, 2011
  • Session 9   from Dale Carter, Mar 8, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Piggy, Jul 13, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Ohmygawd, Jul 25, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from jim heinis, Nov 1, 2002
  • Help me understand   from we be jammin, Feb 11, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Re: Help me understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Yes and NO   from boogiethewonderdog, Mar 11, 2002
  • Session 9   from Pat, Mar 12, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from beeftinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Apie Session 9   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Session 9   from Vince, Mar 13, 2002
  • Right On!   from Decay Ranger, Jun 4, 2002
  • Re: Right On!   from , Mar 2, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from n, Jul 27, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from ex-Danvers Patient, Dec 28, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Skultch, Sep 30, 2004
  • Re: Session 9   from shel, May 19, 2007
  • Session 9   from Paul, Mar 13, 2002
  • *Awesome*   from Rachel, Jul 14, 2003
  • Caruso Shines   from Ivy, Mar 13, 2002
  • Re: Caruso Shines   from , Mar 3, 2003
  • session 9   from maurice, Mar 14, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jim, Mar 22, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jamie, Mar 25, 2002
  • A good scare flick   from Frank Black, Mar 17, 2002
  • Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Laurie, Mar 20, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Cap'n, Apr 28, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from BeefTinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Most missed the point   from Good Scare, Mar 28, 2002
  • Inmates are congratulating each other   from hef, Apr 27, 2002
  • Re: Inmates are congratulating each other   from lope, May 13, 2002
  • » Re: Most missed the point - finally!!!!! a brain!! «   from Lally, Dec 29, 2002
  • Interesting Views!   from Dusty, Apr 2, 2002
  • A compelling "almost"   from Terry Vittone, Apr 3, 2002
  • Jaded reviewers   from Jeff, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Joshua Tanzer, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jaime, Apr 14, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Read this if you want   from Rembrandt Kroll, Aug 2, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jason, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Laura, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Stephen Gevedon   from Kobe Kyoko, Apr 14, 2002
  • One of the best horror films EVER   from Audiophil, Jun 13, 2002
  • I think I understand now..   from Mer, Sep 23, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Candy, Oct 14, 2002
  • Please Explain   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Please Explain   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Please Explain   from not sayn, Jul 9, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Jeremy, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Leigh, Dec 2, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Cool movie   from Susan, Apr 29, 2002
  • Session 9   from Lisa, May 6, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Boogie, Dec 1, 2002
  • Some cool questions   from Simon says..., May 18, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Session 9 Fan, May 28, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Francisco, Jun 3, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Working Class Horror Movie   from Terry, May 28, 2002
  • Excellent insight   from marge, Jul 3, 2002
  • Re: Working Class Horror Movie   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Picalo Pete, Jun 9, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Gordon, Feb 11, 2003
  • Childish Review   from Nikku, Jul 8, 2002
  • re: misunderstood   from WS, Jul 12, 2002
  • Re: re: misunderstood   from Wes, Sep 29, 2002
  • [no subject]   from E-mail addr, Jul 27, 2002
  • We do what they did....   from Matt, Aug 1, 2002
  • Session 9   from Mat, Aug 7, 2002
  • Still don't get it?   from Lobo, Aug 14, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from Julia, Sep 5, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from spooky, Sep 12, 2002
  • You're all too used to average fodder...   from Zodiac, Sep 5, 2002
  • Session Nine is not for dummies   from Xene Cervenka, Sep 25, 2002
  • No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Philosopher, Sep 29, 2002
  • i liked it   from Phil, Oct 8, 2002
  • Re: No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Peter, Jun 25, 2005
  • Phone Calls   from deedum, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: Phone Calls   from Tammy, Oct 1, 2005
  • Don't Miss Session 9   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from woodstock69, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don't Miss Session 9   from Kainan, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from sarah, Nov 30, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from Mary Anne, Dec 1, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from , Feb 4, 2003
  • soul extasy son in movie!!!!   from foxrox, Nov 18, 2002
  • Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from Natalie, Dec 30, 2002
  • Re: Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from chris, Dec 31, 2002
  • COME ON! Great flick... not Shakespeare   from BaBaBooey, Jan 2, 2003
  • comments   from i cowen, Jan 24, 2003
  • the movie was...   from Maddie, Feb 23, 2003
  • session 9   from claire, Mar 6, 2003
  • Session 9.....   from Lexi, Mar 24, 2003
  • I disagree   from The Champ E-m, Oct 13, 2003
  • "bullshit"   from Brian, Jan 18, 2004
  • been there   from carmen, Jun 2, 2004
  • Re: been there   from doug, Feb 11, 2005
  • best experience of my life!!!   from The Fonz, Nov 24, 2004
  • [no subject]   from greg, Mar 27, 2005
  • im crazzy   from jayde, Nov 19, 2005
  • Apie Session 9   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Am i the only one who understands this movie?   from Rowell, Apr 16, 2006
  • hello gordon   from Terrance Kimbrough, Jun 8, 2006
  • GONE   from CrapBall, Sep 1, 2006
  • Flaws   from Chefboyartie, Jun 24, 2008
  • Keeping the 9 alive   from Terrance kimbrough , May 15, 2009
  • Good movie but not horror   from Steven, Oct 20, 2011