Psych: 9

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A series of murders have left police stumped, but as one woman will discover, the truth behind the killings may lay buried in the past. Haunted by her own demons from days gone by, a young woman named Roselyn takes a job working the graveyard shift at a closed down hospital. But soon, she witnesses disturbing events at her own workplace that would seem to shed light on the killings. The clues that pop up are increasingly fascinating - and deadly - but can she trust herself, or is her mind playing tricks on her? As her obsession grows, Roselyn may have no choice but to uncover the dark histories that hide in Psych 9, even if they lead to her own dark past. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • With off-tempo editing, a jarring narrative and no likeable lead gluing the story together, the pieces of this film are no more enjoyable than staring at a puzzle that's yet to have been put together.

    Mar 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…
  • Aims to be a mystery, a "twist ending" psycho-thriller, a gory horror flick, and a fractured character study at once. The parts rarely mesh.

    Mar 9, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Psych: 9

  • Apr 21, 2011
    This film is nothing. It has nothing going for it, it makes no sense, and it has no identity. It tries to do way to many things. The plot has no direction at all. There is no storyline and the acting is dreadful. Every build up is a train wreck. This film is both confusing and extremley boring. I don't know whose idea it was to make this film, but they should give it up after this, because I could have made a better film. There is no action, no horror, and the thrills are both cheap and cheesey, and to top it off the small part of the storyline that actually makes some sense is absolutley predictable. This film was a complete waste of time, and I beg everyone to not waste their time on this poor excuse for a movie.
    Benito r Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2011
    Weird.I got this movie but then I didn't.Started off good but after awhile, It goes from good to boring
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2011
    <div style="width:300px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/psych-9-14002118"><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/14/00/21/14002118_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a></div></div> <B><I>PSYCH: 9</I> (2010)</B> WRITTEN BY: Lawrence Robinson DIRECTED BY: Andrew Shortell FEATURING: Sara Foster, Cary Elwes, Michael Biehn, Gabriel Mann, Ryan James and Colleen Camp GENRE: PUZZLER, THRILLER TAGS: horror, mystery, supernatural PLOT: A records clerk working the graveyard shift in a shut-down hospital has puzzling, ghastly visions that may or may not be connected to a string of murders and her own past. As she strives to interpret the unusual events, she becomes ensnared in the uncanny, plummeting into a morass of sick secrets, murder, arson and madness. COMMENTS: Psych: 9 sports a delightful, creatively non-linear plot. The story is conveyed via a reality-blurring mixture of flashbacks and delusions blended with the present. Roslyn (Foster) takes a night job sorting records in a defunct, mostly deserted, eerie old hospital. At work, a sleazy security guard (James) likes to leer, her nervous husband (Mann) likes to visit, and an off-kilter detective (Biehn) is taken to calling on her. Her only trustworthy ally is a shrink who is busy sorting records up on the fifth floor, and he's somehow just a little bit too nice. The detective is investigating a series of sensational hammer murders in the hospital's creepy neighborhood, and the shifty-eyed husband, Cole, who drives a taxi, just happens to be in the vicinity every time the murders occur. Suspiciously, Cole can't account for the whereabouts of, you guessed it, his long, sharp geologist's hammer missing from his toolbox. To make things even more coincidently unsettling, Roslyn was born in the hospital where she now works and seems to have some undisclosed issues about her past. Disturbingly, these past issues connect to troubling uncertainties about her present. Complicating matters, she starts to see scary apparitions that may or may not really be there. Roslyn is also having occasional daydream/nightmares. They are deepening in intensity and increasingly resemble psychotic episodes. Roslyn does her best to maintain her composure by delving into her duties, and she has her work cut out for her. There are an awful lot of files on an awful lot of patients in the hospital archives. People Roslyn wouldn't have thought would be patients. And these files contain an awful lot of information, maybe a little <I>too</I> much information. It doesn't help Roslyn's state of mind that a killer is on the loose and the records she is sorting include those of gruesome murder victims, complete with graphic police crime scene photos. Told through a mix of conventional plot points, flashbacks, and delusional visions, the non-linear storyline creates an atmosphere of steadily mounting tension and dread. What the devil is happening to Roslyn? The solution lies within the hospital itself, but Roslyn may discover more than she wants to know when she probes the dark hallways and dusty records for an answer. <I>Psych 9</I> gets right to the point and stays on course without wasted footage. The audience in for a surprise however, because what seems at first to be a typical, even bland haunted house or slasher story is anything but. The empty, ancient hospital is a backdrop, and the slasher killings establish a context rather than constituting the story itself. By way of analogy, watching this picture is not unlike sitting down in the seat of a ferris wheel, only to have the ferris wheel unexpectedly transform into a roller-coaster. Like any good amusement park thrill ride, the plot abruptly changes direction and tempo over and over again. As the story progresses it becomes apparent that what appears to be reality has been hallucination and vice versa. What is most compelling about <I>Psych: 9</I> is not what happens and why, but how it happens. The significance of the experience is the sense of disorientation <I>Psych: 9</I> produces and the intriguing way it does so. The viewer will scramble to try to keep his bearing because the plot develops in a way that changes the very essence of the story several times. Audiences will continually try to guess what is what, and who is who, only to start over as each succeeding plot point topples every assumption they've made. <I>Psych: 9</I> presents multiple ideas, each one of which could chart a separate course and storyline, All of these paths could be even more fully developed, however doing so would create a finished effect that would be exhausting in length. The appeal of <I>Psych: 9</I> is a matter of formalism. The form is one of writhing convolution, its effectiveness triggered by rapid-fire impact. Because the collective impact results from a successive blitzkrieg of surprises, a more thorough treatment of its subplots would be anticlimactic. While <I>Psych: 9</I> is a clever thriller, it is a psychological thriller, not an action thriller. It makes a slow start in order to set the stage and the artistry of its construction does not become evident until well into the film. Jaded splatter fans stand forewarned, and enthusiasts of clever horror which challenges the viewer to guess and think are encouraged. <div style="width:300px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/psych--9-13962879"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/13/96/28/13962879_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:120px;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"></div><a href="http://www.flixster.com/videos?videoId=11136233"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/PkBDB0PlDGo/0.jpg" border="0" /></a><div style="font-size:10px;width:120px;text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><I>Psych: 9</I></a> - clip 1</div> <div style="width:120px;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"></div><a href="http://www.flixster.com/videos?videoId=11136232"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Dn9stUPXg2c/0.jpg" border="0" /></a><div style="font-size:10px;width:120px;text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><I>Psych: 9</I></a> - clip 2</div> <div style="width:120px;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"></div><a href="http://www.flixster.com/videos?videoId=11136236"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/5JgHouwNjMk/0.jpg" border="0" /></a><div style="font-size:10px;width:120px;text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><I>Psych: 9</I> - Trailer</div>
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2011
    i watched this because i like sara foster and the description sounded really interesting.. but i found it hard to stay interested
    Deb J Super Reviewer

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