Fessenden’s DEPRAVED: “A Tough Tale Of Trauma Focuses
On The Grim World That Its Prometheus Awakens In”
From CBR: Larry Fessenden has become a major name in independent horror and 2019’s Depraved is one of his strongest endeavors. Depraved repurposes the Frankenstein myth into an uncomfortable tale of PTSD. Henry, a former army medic, remains haunted by the deaths that he saw in the war. He tries to cope with this through the creation of new life.
Henry’s creation of Adam turns into a successful therapeutic exercise, but Adam’s cognizance becomes a growing concern. Henry worries if it’s right to bring new life into such a broken world. Depraved is a thought-provoking film that teases the idea that living may ultimately be more torture than death.