PRINCE CHARLES DISCOVERY 1 - SUNDAY 25 AUGUST

 

DEPRAVED

 

Director: Larry Fessenden. With: David Call, Alex Breaux, Joshua Leonard, Ana Kayne. USA 2019. 114 mins.

 

EUROPEAN PREMIERE - Fessenden does FRANKENSTEIN! Henry is a disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD who makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft for his money-grabbing best friend Polidori as surgical research into cures for battlefield disfigurement. Expertly directed and superbly performed, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of terror gets filtered through the motifs of hubristic science, Big Pharma, monstrous murder, errant fatherhood, the awkwardness of the snowflake generation and a welter of movie references from Universal to Hammer. Independent horror doesn’t get better or more stylish than this very post-modern Prometheus.

 

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