October 31, 2019
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IndieWire: DEPRAVED “The 13 Best Horror Movies of 2019”

October 31, 2019
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Fessenden featured on The Nick Taylor Horror Show

The Great Larry Fessenden [Episode 26]

Larry Fessenden is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and overall force to be reckoned with. A true indie film pioneer in the horror world, Larry’s career highlights include 1995’s gritty vampire drama, Habit, 2001’s Wendigo, and The Last Winter, Starring Ron Perlman.

Larry’s latest movie, Depraved, is a gritty and modern take on Frankenstein with a number of interesting questions posed about the ethics of scientific advancements in medicine.

Take a listen HERE

October 25, 2019
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MIDNIGHTS AT IFC: DEPRAVED on the big screen Friday and Saturday

From Ricardo Serrano Denis, The Beat: It’s unfair to view Fessenden as a master of storytelling on a budget. The things he brings to his movies should not be taken as simple adjustments predicated by the amount of money he has to work with. Fessenden’s strengths lie in his ideas on what makes a great film, and they are especially noteworthy because they make for great storytelling regardless of how big or small a budget is available. Depraved is a good example of this and further cements Fessenden as a master of storytelling.

Read full review HERE

From Kim Newman, Fright Fest: Like all of Fessenden’s films, it’s richly imagined and layered, demanding repeat viewings, with much material of his own stirred into that inherited from the source text – Henry names his creature Adam, like the Frankenstein analogue did on Dark Shadows, for obvious, Miltonic reasons, but later we learn there’s another, more contemporary spur to his choice.  Breaux is a particularly strong Frankenstein Monster, sporting scars and braces, with a look evolving from a Hammer take (bald head, brain surgery sutures) to something closer to the Universal archetype (back from one of his graves in muddy Karloff clothes with foreshortened arms, he even walks and poses like the classic screen monster).  Unfashionably, but in keeping with the very male tone of the novel, women are on the sidelines, kept out of the intricate struggles between creator and created, but Fessenden is incapable of writing a flat character and there are vivid little roles for Frankenstein’s girlfriend Liz (Ana Kayne), the girl the monster’s brain remembers (Chloe Levine), Polidori’s ruthless wife (Maria Dizza) and doomed but distinctive bar girl Shelley (Addison Timlin).

Read full review HERE

October 21, 2019
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Slant: DEPRAVED one of “The 50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century”

From Slant: What does a Frankenstein figure look like in 2019? According to Larry Fessenden’s Depraved, he’s a guy with war-addled, once-noble intentions set adrift by male ego and shady benefactors. He’s a white man grasping for control in a world coming apart, a cog in a machine who hasn’t broken free so much as changed the machine’s function—from that of war to that of the pharmaceutical industry. The film, Fessenden’s first feature as both writer and director since 2006’s The Last Winter, paints multiple psychological portraits that are sad, angry, and strangely beautiful. It shows us the mind of not just PTSD-afflicted field surgeon Henry (David Call), but also that of his prototypical sewn-together “monster,” Adam (Alex Breaux), and his assistant and Big Pharma bankroller, Polidori (Joshua Leonard). Throughout, the film remains firmly focused on its thesis of Frankenstein as a lens for examining modern society. Fessenden catalogues what personalities and power dynamics have shifted and what hasn’t changed at all. He diagnoses the rot of our era through these solipsistic men that pour their prejudices and their insecurities into Adam, an open book eventually read back to its authors with a violence they cultivated themselves. 

See entire list HERE

October 18, 2019
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Fessenden’s DEPRAVED: MAKING FRANKENSTEIN IN A BROOKLYN LOFT at The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Saturday 10.19.19 at 4:50PM

From the catalogue:
In this feature-length documentary, Fessenden offers an intimate look at bringing his most ambitious passion project yet to life. It’s an all-access dive into one of 2019’s best horror films, and BHFF will have Fessenden himself on hand to break DEPRAVED’s production story down even further. Frankly, it doesn’t get more authentically “Brooklyn Horror” than this.
 Cobble Hill Cinema
October 19, 2019
Saturday, 4:50PM to 6:30PM
September 27, 2019
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Will DEPRAVED unspool in your town this weekend?

All new showtimes added for DEPRAVED. Check your local listings!
The Loft Cinema
Tucson, AZ
 
Barnstorm Theater
The Villages, FL
 
Chalmette Movies
Chalmette, LA
 
AFI Silver Theater Cultural Center
Silver Spring, MD
 
Coolidge Corner Theater
Brookline, MA
 
Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
Austin, TX
September 25, 2019
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RUE MORGUE: Getting “Depraved” with Larry Fessenden

From Rue Morgue: Depraved marks Larry Fessenden’s return to the director’s chair following 2013’s Beneath. In his latest feature, Fessenden gives a contemporary spin on the Frankenstein tale, just as he’d updated the vampire film in Habit (1995), taking the Gothic trappings and setting to modern day Brooklyn and New York, and with a doctor, Henry (played by David Call), whose ambition to reanimate the dead stems from his failure to save lives while working as a field surgeon overseas. Here, the director speaks about the new movie, the monster, Adam (portrayed by Alex Breaux), and the themes that drive him forward as a filmmaker.

Read Full Interview HERE

September 18, 2019
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Tomorrow! Last chance to catch DEPRAVED in theaters!

Tomorrow is the last day to see DEPRAVED in theaters. 

Depraved is set to open in the following locations, starting this FRIDAY:

9/20/19
Chalmette Cinemas 9
Chalmette, LA

9/20/19
The Loft Cinema
Tucson, AR

9/27/19
Coolidge Corner Theatre
Brookline, MA

9/28/19
Alamo Drafthouse Mueller 6
Austin, TX

9/28/19
Alamo Drafthouse Park North
San Antonio, TX

10/17/2019
Central Cinema
Knoxville, TN

10/27/19
Alamo Drafthouse La Vista
Omaha, NE

September 16, 2019
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DEPRAVED certified FRESH

September 13, 2019
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Fessenden Frankenstein Mashup 2019

Fessenden inserts himself into the Frankenstein canon
with this update to his 2012 
mashup of 25 Frankenstein Films,
now including images from DEPRAVED.