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Get “DEPRAVED” with Larry Fessenden’s Frankenstein film this fall

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Larry Fessenden made his long-awaited return to the director’s chair with DEPRAVED, his take on a classic horror story, and it now has a date to terrorize general audiences.

IFC Midnight will release DEPRAVED, a modern variation on FRANKENSTEIN, to theaters and VOD Friday, September 13; it will continue its festival run before that, including a slot at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. The film stars David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine, Owen Campbell and Addison Timlin; the synopsis: “Suffering from PTSD following his stint as an army medic, Henry [Call] now works feverishly in his Brooklyn laboratory to forget the death he witnessed overseas by creating life in the form of a man cobbled together from body parts. After procuring a brain from an unwitting victim, his creation—Adam [Breaux]—is born. But it soon seems that giving life to Adam was the easy part; teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world may be perilous. A complex, emotionally shattering tale about what it means to be human, DEPRAVED brings Mary Shelley’s immortal fable fully into the 21st century.” Check out some exclusive words with Fessenden here, and look for more coverage of DEPRAVED at this site during Fantasia!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.