22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Onyx The Fortuitous And The Talisman Of Souls

United States, 2023: 110 minutes: Canadian Premiere
Archives 2023
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 20 7:00 PM Buy


Opening Night Film!

There will be a live-virtual Q&A with the Director Andrew Bowser.

Featuring terrifying monsters and dark and silly laughs, this year's Opening Night Film is a creative and joyful celebration of weirdos of all kinds.

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. Based on his viral internet character of the same name, writer, director, and star Andrew Bowser takes us on a wild ride of magic and fun with just the right mix of Satanic worship and friendship.

Join us after the screening for drinks, food and music at The Derrick (620 8 Ave SW). Musical offerings coutesy of DJ Adam Kamis.

Tickets are $15 and include entry to the screening and afterparty. Multi-pack tickets are not accepted for this screening.

Sundance 2023
FrightFest Glasgow 2023

Andrew Bowser is an American writer-director known for his odd brand of character-based comedy. He is also an actor, mostly recognized for his verbose alter ego Onyx The Fortuitous (The Weird Satanist Guy). Bowser has directed four independent features and countless viral videos and short films that have garnered millions of views online.

press for Onyx The Fortuitous And The Talisman Of Souls

"A handmade horror gem."
- RogerEbert.com
"Bowser infuses Onyx’s feature film debut with endearing quirkiness, endless ’80s/’90s influences, and horror whimsy."
- Bloody Disgusting


Narrative / Horror / First Feature

110 minutes


Andrew Bowser

Andrew Bowser
Clark Baker
Michael Mobley
Olivia Taylor Dudley

Andrew Bowser

Andrew Bowser
Olivia Taylor Dudley
Jeffrey Combs
Ralph Ineson
Rivkah Reyes
T.C. Carson