December 16, 2020
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Fessenden talks DEPRAVED with ReadySetCut

Depraved: an interview with Larry Fessenden

The name of Larry Fessenden is very well known in the indie horror industry, but not so much outside of it; he seems to be a legend in his own field. So I asked Larry how he sees himself. “I loved Jaws when I was little, so I thought I would be a filmmaker like that. But at the same time, in my generation, I didn’t really know how to ‘break into showbiz’, so my point is you have different levels of ambition, and as you get older, you realize there are many different careers. I also very much like George Romero, he is a role model, and he always felt frustrated that he wasn’t supported by Hollywood; he had a few forays. At some point they attached the word ‘icon’ in front of my name, and it’s a complete mystery but why wouldn’t I take it? Not for the ego: I always say you want good reviews, and words like ‘icon’ in order to gain power in the industry to make good work, or support other people’s work. That’s really the agenda. So it hasn’t worked out terribly well, but it’s still nice to have a voice; in that, I’m privileged. Even in my small section of the world.”

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December 14, 2020
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Slant: DEPRAVED featured on “The 75 Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century”

From Slant:

52. Depraved (2019)

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 it 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. 

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December 10, 2020
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DEPRAVED drops on SHUDDER in the UK

ReadySteadyCut has a review:

“well-loved auteur adapts well-loved story, and does it well”

by Alix Turner

Depraved is a sparingly gory film: it’s much more about misguided people than about the injuries they inflict. That said, Adam’s story as a whole is an emotional one… and I’m struggling to say more about that without giving away details. Back to the effects, though; which aren’t just about injuries and stitches: the film also features some beautiful flickering colors which serve to demonstrate how differently Adam’s mind works, a mind which is also trying to navigate memories and a need to belong. All these aspects are edited together with care: Fessenden clearly cares for his creation much more than Henry does.

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August 7, 2020
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Fessenden featured on Three Tortured Minds podcast

Fessenden talks DEPRAVED with the Three Tortured Souls podcast. 
Available on iTunes and Soundcloud

April 23, 2020
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SAVE “FORBIDDEN PLANET” NYC

Chip in a few Sheckles to keep Forbidden Planet
afloat during the apocalypse!

We’re very worried about Matt!! He doesn’t look quite right!

February 11, 2020
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Autographed Depraved Blu-Rays available at Forbidden Planet!

If you missed the Depraved Blu-Ray Release party with Fessenden and the gang, 
Forbidden Planet has a limited amount of signed copies still available.
Order yours now while supplies lasts!

February 11, 2020
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Brian Spears and Pete Gerner talk DEPRAVED on The Mobile Companion Horror Podcast

Take a listen to Spears and Gerner talk about why they love
working with Fessenden and Glass Eye Pix.
Take a listen!
February 6, 2020
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DEPRAVED nominated for Best Independent Film at The 18th Annual Rondo Awards

Dread Central: It’s time to cast your ballot for
The 18th Annual Rondo Awards. 

Vote DEPRAVED for Best Independent Film here!

January 31, 2020
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DEPRAVED SWAG selling like Hotcakes at Forbidden Planet

January 23, 2020
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ScreenRant keeps talking about DEPRAVED

Frankenstein: 10 Movies With An Original Twist On The Horror Classic

The most recent release on the list is independent horror darling Larry Fessenden’s 2019 take on the monster. In his 1991 debut feature No Telling, Fessenden dances with the idea of a Frankenstein-like scientist, and now almost 30 years later, he tackles the subject matter head-on. Depraved follows a man stricken with PTSD as he tries to cope by working in a laboratory and sewing a human together. Possibly the lowest budgeted film on the list, there is a meta-layer to the filmmaking with it being a do-it-yourself sort of effort. It’s a strange, and interesting film that can be seen streaming on Hulu right now.

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Other Horror Movie Remakes Rob Zombie Should Direct

… his appreciation for that era of cinema might lend him to be an excellent choice for another Dark Universe movie like Frankenstein, which was originally directed by James Whale in 1931 and starred Boris Karloff as The Monster.Though there have been modern interpretations, such as Larry Fessenden’s Depraved in 2019, Zombie would certainly bring more horror (and blood) to the Monster’s tale. It would be even more fascinating if he cast someone like Ken Foree, with whom he’s collaborated previously in The Lords of Salem. The actor’s 6’5″ stature would be imposing and bring some smart social commentary, as Frankenstein’s monster is traditionally played by white actors.

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