FROM I KNOW THAT FACE:
Thanks to the kind folks over at horror streaming service Shudder, I Know That Face co-host Stephen Porzio got to chat with some filmmakers with new projects on the platform. First to be interviewed was indie legend writer-director Larry Fessenden. Known for films like Wendigo and The Last Winter, his latest Depraved is a new take on Frankenstein set in modern day New York. He discusses it, as well as his side-career as a producer and mentor to filmmakers like Kelly Reichardt and Ti West and as a character actor who has worked with Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch and Neil Jordan.
A feature-length horror anthology, weaving together nine tales of terror, following isolated citizens in cities around the world as they confront their darkest fears in an attempt to survive an increasingly deadly pandemic.
All the films were shot entirely at the height of the Covid-19 Lockdown by the following directors: Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Habit, Depraved), Bobby Roe (The Houses October Built 1&2), Andrew Kasch (Tales Of Halloween), Dennie Gordon (Jack Ryan, Outer Range, Legion, Hunters), Zach Passero (Wicked Lake), Christian Pasquariello (Alien Invasion: S.U.M. 1), Alexandra Neary (The Innocent), Alix Austin and Keir Siewert (Retch), and Kyle I. Kelley and Adam Brown (The Music Lesson).
Bloody Disgusting has the scoop
“Astute, absorbing and gleefully thorough! Craig Ian Mann offers a thoughtful and scholarly deep-dive into a century’s worth of werewolf movies, exploring themes of alienation, sexuality and rebellion within a cultural context. Along the way, Mann happens to assert the irrefutable social significance of the horror genre. Bravo!”
—LARRY FESSENDEN, WRITER AND DIRECTOR
(Fessenden’s blurb from the back cover)
Front illustration includes the werewolf from Glass Eye Pix’s LATE PHASES
for this video essay by Pulp & Art.