With Larry Fessenden’s new Frankenstein-esque movie Depraved set to premiere as the opening night film at the upcoming What the Fest? film festival at the IFC Center in NYC on March 20th, a new teaser trailer has been unveiled. You can check it out right here along with a batch of stills that are sure to pique your interest!
Depraved was written and directed by Larry Fessenden and produced by Fessenden, Chadd Harbold, and Jenn Wexler with executive producers Joe Swanberg, Edwin Linker, and Peter Gilbert and co-executive producers Andrew Mer, Sig De Miguel, and Stephen Vincent. It’s a Glass Eye Pix/Forager Film Company production.
The film stars David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine, Owen Campbell, and Addison Timlin.
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 meditative reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory, and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.
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.