Psych 9

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Psych 9
Psych 9.jpg
Directed by Andrew Shortell
Produced by Andrew Shortell
Written by Lawrence Robinson
Starring
Music by James Edward Baker
Cinematography Shane Daley
Edited by Nick McCahearty
Distributed by Green Card Pictures
Lionsgate
Ghost House Underground
Release date
  • May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
98 minutes
Country
  • United States[1]
  • Czech Republic[1]
Language English
Budget $5 million[2]

Psych: 9 is a 2010 American-Czech horror film directed by Andrew Shortell. It stars Sara Foster and Michael Biehn.

Plot[edit]

While dealing with her own mental issues, Roslyn takes the night shift at a recently closed hospital's psych ward. As she experiences possibly supernatural phenomena, she comes to suspect that her husband, Cole, is a serial killer active in the area.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Shooting took place in Prague.[3]

Release[edit]

Psych 9 played in the UK in May 2010[4] and at Screamfest Horror Film Festival on October 12.[5] It was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 22, 2011.[6]

Reception[edit]

Kim Newman of Empire rated it 2/5 stars and called it "predictable fare with a few good performances".[7] Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and wrote, "It's all been done before and done much better.".[8] Describing the film's use of haunted house and serial killer tropes, R. L. Shaffer of IGN rated it 4/10 stars and called it "more or less a combination of two half-cocked ideas".[9] In comparing it to a Lifetime made-for-cable film, Peter Brown of Shock Till You Drop criticized the amount of time spent on back story and concluded that the film is too illogical and cliched.[10] Annie Riordan of Brutal as Hell called it "stunningly unscary and totally nonsensical".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Psych:9 (2007)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Psych 9 (2010)". The Numbers. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  3. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2006-12-19). "Elwes psyched for thriller pic". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  4. ^ Gant, Charles (2010-05-11). "Four Lions has roaring weekend at UK box office". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  5. ^ Decker, Sean (2010-10-09). "Excl: Director Talks the Screamfest Premiere and US Release of Psych: 9". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  6. ^ Low, K. W. (2011-02-22). "DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: February 22nd – Psyched for 9 Birdemic Ninjas". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  7. ^ Newman, Kim (2015-10-14). "Psych 9 Review". Empire. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  8. ^ Barton, Steve (2011-02-10). "Psych: 9 (Blu-ray / DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  9. ^ Shaffer, R. L. (2011-02-23). "Psych 9 Blu-ray Review". IGN. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  10. ^ Brown, Peter (2011-02-15). "Psych 9". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  11. ^ Riordan, Annie (2011-02-18). "DVD Review: Psych 9". Brutal as Hell. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 

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