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Contracted (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 22 November 2013 (USA)
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After being drugged and raped at a party, a young woman contracts what she thinks is an STD; but, it's actually something much worse.

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Eric England

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Eric England
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Najarra Townsend ... Samantha
Caroline Williams ... Sam's Mom
Alice Macdonald ... Alice
Matt Mercer ... Riley
Katie Stegeman ... Nikki
Charley Koontz ... Zain
Simon Barrett ... BJ
Ruben Pla ... The Doctor
E-Kan Soong ... George
Dave Holmes ... The Therapist
Kaela Crawford ... The Waitress
Andre Boyer ... The Sign-In Guy
Celia Finkelstein ... Nice Customer #1
Laura Baggett ... Nice Customer #2
Chris Candy ... Random Guy
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Storyline

During a rough period in her life, beautiful Samantha reluctantly decides to attend her best friend's party, and even though she still struggles with a previous addiction, she unwisely accepts a drink from a complete stranger. As a result, shortly after, hapless Samantha considerably inebriated, she will end up raped in the backseat of the malicious predator's car, however, from that point on, the terrible incident will be the least of her problems. Straight away and rather inexplicably, poor Samantha will begin noticing rapid and drastic organic changes in her body, and being unable to pinpoint the origin of the dramatic transformation, within the next 72 hours, she will embrace her gruesome and pitiless fate as well as the certainty that she is falling apart. Literally. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Not your average one night stand. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contracted See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,328, 24 November 2013

Gross USA:

$4,105

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,221
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At the beginning, where the corpse is enclosed in the body bag, you can see the actor breathing inside. See more »

Connections

Followed by Contracted: Phase II (2015) See more »

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You will catch somethings while watching this movie... And it will stick with you...
13 March 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Contracted" was actually a nice surprise of a movie, and a very refreshing and innovative take on the zombie genre.

The movie starts out in a fairly average manner, hinting at this being somewhat of a teenage movie, but then it does take a very nice and bizarre twist for the unexpected.

The story is about Samantha (played by Najarra Townsend) who is struggling with an overly caring and protective mom (played by Caroline Williams) and also struggling with her sexuality and relationship to Nikki (played by Katie Stegeman). When at a party with her friend Alice (Alice Macdonald) Samantha gets together with a strange guy in a moment of drunken stupor and has unprotected sex. Over the course of the next three days, Samantha's life comes crumbling down, as does her physical body and mind...

I will say that the story actually picked up a great pace and turned rather interesting come day 1 and forth in the storyline. And the story was really helped nicely along by some really great make-up and effects, as the three days came and went and we witness the deterioration of Samantha.

But of course, everything is not all good in "Contracted". One thing I didn't really understand was how people around Samantha, and particularly the doctor, could be so blind and ignorant to the deterioration of Samantha and her state of decay. How everyone was either blind or ignorant to what was going on, sort of added an element of stupidity to the movie, and a bad mistake from the director.

That being said, then I will say that I overall enjoyed director Eric England's vision in "Contracted" and his interesting approach to the zombie genre. And I will say that, with my devotion to all things zombie, then "Contracted" is well worthy of a place in any movie collection of anyone who enjoy zombie movies.

The ending of the movie was actually very satisfactory and fulfilling to the storyline, and it was a nice touch and a good ending in my opinion. Cheesy and predictable? Sure. But good, nonetheless.


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