Drama / Horror / Thriller

IMDb Rating 4.7 10 96


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October 15, 2019


Joshua Leonard as Daryl
Larry Fessenden as Bike Messenger
Maria Dizzia as Sandy
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TuesdayThe17th 10 / 10 / 10

The monster and its maker

Wowowow this is the most thrilling movie event, for me(so far), of 2019 as I am an avid Larry Fessenden fan. Fessenden is the single and only master of indie horror and though he produces a lot of films, when his directing voice is heard it's a powerful one. With some of the most technically sound films in the genre, Depraved does not stray away from this. Depraved is immensely well edited. It is also directed in a masterful manner and one can say this is a masterpiece within IFC midnight releases and is their biggest release since the Babadook or Maniac. Im actually kinda surprised Larry went this route. The film follows the story of Henry who creates and brings to life an artificial being in a Brooklyn loft. The casting is great and the acting is superb. You can tell all these actors knew they were in the presence of a master filmmaker. Besides, many actors involved have worked with Larry in the past including some of his good friends like James Le Gros and John Speradakos. Even Larry himself is in the movie(as expected) as well as his son, Jack. Joshua Leonard is one of my favorite actors in the genre and he kills it as always as Polidori. Like all of Fessenden's films, this movie is much more of a character piece than a straight out horror movie. The character development is rich, fluffy, and personal. So much of the tension is provided thru confrontational situations, mixed signal decision making, and strikingly tense dialog and they are all mastered here. Back to the editing, this movie has ZERO editing flaws and as a writer and struggling first time director, I am looking for any and all flaws while I examine every frame like a Scorpio horror fanatic would. This film is truly perfect for what it is and top shelf in its genre. The ONLY thing I wish is that there was a little more blood and gore. I totally understand this is a major art piece. More so than many indie films that have come along in some time, however, I still think there was a little more room for some more bloody horror elements. BUT, regardless it is still amazing and I'm very pleased with Fessenden's latest work since 2013. Maybe not his very best work but definitely on the same level as his others but this time with a bit more care and effort maybe. You can see the maturity of Fessenden as he grows uncontrollably older and it feels good to have finally heard what he had to say this year. A benchmark in indie cinema.

Reviewed by 7 / 10 / 10

Fessenden's finest hour

DEPRAVED (2019) *** David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloe Levine, Owen Campbell, Addison Timlin. Indie maverick filmmaker Larry Fessenden tackles Mary Shelley's classic horror tale 'Frankenstein' by updating it for the 21st century involving a PTSD suffering doctor (Call) who creates a living creature (Breaux) out of dead bodies and state-of-the-art pharmaceuticals which proves the old adage 'just because you can, doesn't mean you should' with a fine mix of dread and pathos. The leads all excel echoing even James Whale's classic chiller and by far this is Fessenden's finest hour.

Reviewed by TwistedContent 7 / 10 / 10

Humans Are Monsters in Larry Fessenden's Best Work So Far

Early reviews, particulary the one from Bloody Disgusting intrigued me a lot, and I've always had a lot of respect for Larry Fessenden and the work he does on indie horror scene, from directing to producing to acting. I'm happy to say this is my favorite work of his. "Depraved" is the good old Frankenstein tale, put into a modern setting with modern problems. Henry, an army veteran and a field medic who's suffering from PTSD has teamed up with his life-long friend, the rich, greedy and egocentrical John to create a new life - Adam. All three of the main characters are more than one dimensional, brought on to screen by good performances, with the most pleasantly surprising being that by Alex Breaux who portrays Adam or the created life, the monster. Unexpectedly great portrayal, perhaps the main reason I'm recommending this. "Depraved" runs for 110 minutes which was concerning at first, but the pacing endured and boredom can be avoided (can, of course, also means there's a can't). Make no mistake, it's a drama before it's a horror, but it flows nicely and evenly, the dialogue is enjoyable and there's enough thought provoking material to filter. The FX is good and believable, cinematography is crafty and diverse though I noticed a few seemingly unintentionally out-of-focus shots. I generally don't like Frankenstein tales much, there have been a lot of painfully average examples, even the one with Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy was worse than this. "Depraved" might not be the freshest or richest one of them, but it feels steady, heartful and entertaining. I've seen almost every directional feature of Fessenden (the ones that've come out since 2000) and I do think I can objectivly conclude that this is his best. My rating: 7/10.

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