The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival


IFC Midnight returns with their latest shocker from indie horror master Larry Fessenden, Depraved!

The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in this story of a soldier suffering from PTSD following his stint as an army medic. Henry now works feverishly in his Brooklyn laboratory to forget the death he witnessed overseas by creating life in the form of a man cobbled together from body parts. After procuring a brain from an unwitting victim, his creation is born. But it soon seems that giving life to the creature was the easy part; teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world may be perilous.

A complex, emotionally shattering tale about what it means to be human, Depraved brings Mary Shelley’s immortal fable fully into the 21st century.

“A fun and febrile tale that takes the moral temperature of our time with an almost invasive degree of accuracy.” — David Ehlrich, Indiewire

“There are so many nuances in [Depraved] that I loved that it would take me pages to write them all out.” — Tracey Allen,

“The effects and makeup are terrific, and I can’t say enough about the driving appeal of Depraved which is that it makes a story that’s been told before somehow fresh.” — Kristy Strouse, Film Inquiry