If you can’t tell by my review of the film, I am a very big fan of Larry Fessenden’s contemporary Frankenstein film, Depraved, which premiered last month at IFC Center’s What the Fest!? Film Festival last month. I’ve been following it since I first heard about it and I’ve told everyone I know to watch it at least once. I just found out that the art house genre sales company, Yellow Veil Pictures, has acquired the worldwide sales rights for the film, and I couldn’t be happier!
Read on for the press release details!
From the press release:
Stitching together the pieces of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Depraved is a contemporary reimagining of the seminal tale centered on a field surgeon named Henry (David Call: The Sinner TV series) who creates a man out of body parts in a makeshift lab in Brooklyn. Successful in his attempts but consumed with remorse over what he’s done, Henry tries to protect his creation, Adam (Alex Breaux: Bushwick 2017), from the world. However, as Adam’s development continues, it is no longer clear who needs protecting. Depraved also stars Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project 1999), Ana Kayne (Another Earth 2011), Chloe Levine (The Transfiguration 2016 [read PopHorror’s review here], The Ranger 2018 [read PopHorror’s review here]), and The Town That Dreaded Sundown‘s Addison Timlin [read the PopHorror interview with her here].
Yellow Veil Pictures Co-owner Joe Yanick said:
“Depraved represents everything that is great about Fessenden’s work. It’s an honor to be able to work with a director I’ve so greatly admired.”
Larry Fessenden has long been a fixture of the independent horror scene and is the founder of the New York-based production shingle, Glass Eye Pix. Fessenden has most notably served as producer for House of the Devil (2009), Stake Land (2010), and Wendy and Lucy (2008).
Larry Fessenden had this to say:
“It is very exciting to be working with Yellow Veil on this project. I am enthused to partner with a young company that is finding its groove in this fickle business, and I look forward to seeing what they can do to get my movie out into capable hands.”
Depraved is produced by Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and Joe Swanberg’s (The Sacrament 2013 – read our review here) Forager Film Company. Do yourself a favor and grabs this film when it released. It’s really that good.