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Distributor gets “DEPRAVED” with Fessenden Frankenstein film

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The much-awaited new movie from the director of WENDIGO, HABIT and THE LAST WINTER is now set for release this fall.

IFC Midnight has announced that it has picked up U.S. rights to DEPRAVED, writer/director Larry Fessenden’s variation on the Frankenstein story. Fessenden also produced with Jenn Wexler and Chadd Harbold, and the movie stars David Call as Henry, a former military surgeon who brings a patchwork man he calls Adam (Alex Breaux) to life in a Brooklyn laboratory. He tries to acclimate his creation to the modern world, but Adam ultimately becomes violent and uncontrollable. The cast also includes Joshua Leonard (UNSANE), Ana Kayne, Chloë Levine (THE RANGER) and Addison Timlin (THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN); Brian Spears and Peter Gerner created the makeup effects.

IFC Midnight has released a number of past productions of Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix, and the filmmaker says, “I am truly jazzed to partner up again with IFC; they handle my whole canon of films and it feels like home. I look forward to getting this very personal monster movie out to the public in time for the Halloween season. Let’s do this!”

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.