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Many filmmakers have attempted to adapt the essentials of the 1818 novel, "Frankenstein," trying to remain respectful of author Mary Shelley's original work while embarking on narrative detours to best fit their movie's mood or setting. The basics are nothing new, but writer/director Larry Fessenden attempts to achieve a modern understanding of Shelley's nightmare, going the low-budget route with "Depraved," looking to pull together a gothic chiller with limited resources. The effort is commendable, and Fessenden has something to say about the human experience as it exists today in a cruel world, but he certainly takes his time to say it, working very deliberately with a picture that could use a few boosts of urgency, giving the central crisis a real cinematic grip. Read the rest at


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