In partnership with Forbidden Planet, the series kicks off with an advance screening of Larry Fessenden’s “Depraved.”

IFC Midnight and Forbidden Planet announced today the launch of a new sneak-peek screening series and genre film night at IFC Center called Planet Midnight. The new monthly series will kick off September 12 with New York-based horror legend Larry Fessenden’s new film “Depraved” in advance of its Friday, September 13 release. Dedicated to championing defiantly independent genre films and collaborating with partners who share that passion, Planet Midnight will host a variety of undistributed films and new IFC Midnight titles as well as films from other distributors.

For its first screening, Planet Midnight will show “Depraved,” a modern take on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” by way of Brooklyn. A fixture of New York’s indie film scene, veteran genre writer-director Fessenden teamed up with indie producer and fellow filmmaker Joe Swanberg for his unique vision of the literary classic.

Planet Midnight screenings will be free-of-charge for IFC Midnight newsletter subscribers and include giveaways, special guest appearances, and complimentary popcorn. More information can be found here.

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