A new teaser for horror auteur’s Depraved has just been released. Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, veteran genre writer-director Larry Fessenden brings his unique vision of the literary classic in Depraved. Set in modern day Brooklyn, Fessenden’s reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.
Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, veteran genre writer-director Larry Fessenden brings his unique vision of the literary classic in DEPRAVED, set in modern Brooklyn. This reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.
According to an official plot synopsis distributed by Glass Eye Pix:
Alex (Owen Campbell) leaves his girlfriend Lucy (Chloë Levine) after an emotional night, walking the streets alone to get home.From out of nowhere, he is stabbed in a frenzied attack, with the life draining out of him. He awakes to find he is the brain in a body he does not recognize. This creature, Adam (Alex Breaux), has been brought into consciousness by Henry (David Call), a brilliant field surgeon suffering from PTSD after two tours in the Mideast, and his accomplice Polidori (Joshua Leonard), a predator determined to cash in on the experiment that brought Adam to life. Henry is increasingly consumed with remorse over what he’s done and when Adam finally discovers a video documenting his own origin, he goes on a rampage that reverberates through the group and tragedy befalls them all.
Fessenden wroted, directed and edited the award-winning art-horror trilogy Habit (nominated for 2 Spirit Awards), Wendigo (Winner Best Film 2001 Woodstock Film Festival) and No Telling. His film The Last Winter (nominated for a 2007 Gotham Award for best ensemble cast), premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Fessenden also directed Skin And Bones for NBC TV’s horror anthology Fear Itself and the feature film Beneath for Chiller Films. He wrote, with Oscar®️-winner Guillermo del Toro, the screenplay to Orphanage, an English language remake of the successful Spanish film El Orfanato.
The teaser for Depraved is below. Opening Night (World Premiere) of the What The Fest!? will be at the IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue, NYC on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM