- horror reviews - MOH 2019


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 54min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft.

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Outside Reviews:

Simon Abrams
3.5 out of 4 stars -

Fessenden’s low-budget film horror movies are not the most cuddly (or polished), but his body of work as a writer and director (and producer and editor) is consistent in its investment in human-scaled people. Fessenden’s prickly sense of humanism makes a considerable difference in “Depraved,” his engrossing take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and maybe his best movie to date.

Katie Rife
Grade: B- - Dr. Frankenstein is reborn as a Brooklyn body snatcher in Larry Fessenden’s Depraved

Fessenden directs the hell out of Depraved, using every moving shot and dramatic composition available to him to make up for the lack of expensive special effects. (That being said, the makeup and gore from Peter Gerner and Brian Spears is stomach-churning in its realism.) Some of these poetic touches work beautifully, and some of them—like a shot of Adam sticking his head out of the car window on his first big trip out of the loft—are expected to the point of cliché. Still, for the umpteenth adaptation of a centuries-old classic, at least Larry Fessenden has done something interesting with it.