I don’t post much in the way of announcements and news, but since I loved Chad Ferrin’s The Deep Ones when I reviewed it a while back I figured I’d pass this along. Especially as this would be a great film to see with an audience.
The bizarre world of H.P. Lovecraft is brought to the screen combining monster movie thrills with dark body horror in veteran genre filmmaker Chad Ferrin’s The Deep Ones, coming to US theatres on April 23rd
Digital release slated for June 2021
With visual panache, monster movie thrills and dark humour, veteran genre filmmaker Chad Ferrin (Parasites, Someone’s Knocking At the Door) brings the iconic vision of the legendary H.P. Lovecraft to the screen in his acclaimed feature The Deep Ones.
An official selection of the Sitges Film Festival and featuring a cast of rising stars and veteran actors including a deliciously manic performance by cult film icon Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and score by the prolific Richard Band, The Deep Ones will have a limited US release across Drive-in and independent theatres beginning April 23rd before a June digital release across North America. The film is distributed by sales and distribution outfit 123 GO.
After suffering the loss of a child, American expat Alex (Gina La Piana, Black Widow) and her husband Petri (Johann Urb, TV’s Arrow) decide to take a much-needed holiday. Once they’ve touched down in the seaside city of Oxnard, they are spirited to a gorgeous beachfront bed & breakfast where they are welcomed by the charming if enigmatic Russell Marsh (screen veteran Robert Miano). What begins as an alluring vacation from their problems soon devolves into a series of bizarre occurrences when the peculiar locals begin to show their true colours. While Alex struggles to keep a grip on her sanity, Petri finds himself increasingly drawn to the mysterious Mr. Marsh and his cabal of scantily-clad companions.
An archaic evil has been summoned from the shores of this quiet crabbing community, one that has designs on Alex. As she is sucked into a maelstrom of murder, mind control and maternal horror, she will have to confront the abyss head-on or lose everything she holds dear. In the wicked vein of Brian Yuzna’s Society and the classic Rosemary’s Baby, Chad Ferrin’s The Deep Ones ably explores the murky depths of fellowship and motherhood through the crimson lens of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos.