Courtesy of Sundance Institute
One of the most outrageous selections at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival was Andrew Bowser’s Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls. A zany, heartfelt love letter to adventure-fantasy, this midnight movie is a genre fan’s dream. Did I mention it features Barbara Crampton AND Jeffrey Combs? A Re-Animator reunion was not on my 2023 bingo card, so count me down as grateful.
Based on Bowser’s Weird Satanist Guy viral videos, Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls takes its source material to the brink of interdimensional insanity. And to top things off, it features some killer practical effects.
Check out Dread Central’s video interview with co-stars Barbara Crampton and Andrew Bowser as they discuss the journey of getting this delightful nightmare made. Give it a play below.
Here’s the synopsis for Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, according to Sundance:
Amateur occultist Marcus J. Trillbury, aka Onyx the Fortuitous, is struggling. He’s misunderstood at home and work, but his dreams for a new life seem to be answered when he lands a coveted invitation to the mansion of his idol Bartok the Great for a ritual to raise the spirit of an ancient demon. He excitedly joins Bartok and his fellow eclectic group of devotees as they prepare for the ceremony, but pretty quickly, it becomes apparent everything is not as it seems. As Onyx and his new friends fight to keep their souls, he must decide what he’s willing to truly sacrifice in order to meet his destiny.
Lastly, are you excited to check out Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls once it’s released? Let us know what you think on Twitter via @DreadCentral. We’re always around to chat about all things Sundance horror!
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