Remember all those times where you didn’t use a condom during sex and spent the next few days anxiously waiting to find out if you’d be welcoming an unexpected child into your life? I know, that’s enough of a horror movie right there, thinking about the responsibility of taking care of another life, but Contracted is worse – oh, so much worse. I firmly believe that Eric England’s body-horror flick should be shown in high schools around the world when the importance of using protecting is discussed in Sex Ed classes, because having an STD is one thing, but the thought of contracting whatever the hell this STD is will probably cause any sexually active viewers to carry a whole box of condoms on their person at all times.
Samantha (Najarra Townsend) is a hot young thing currently on the rocks with her bartender “girlfriend” Nikki (Katie Stegeman), so in an effort to have a little fun, she attends a party at her best friend Alice’s (Alice Macdonald) pad. There without any company, she draws the attention of many guys on the prowl, but she easily fights them off – until she gets a little too drunk. At this point, a man named BJ approaches Samantha and starts with some smooth talking, also handing her a drink he made. Fast forward a short amount of time, and we catch Samantha and BJ in a car getting nasty. Thinking no one will find out, she attempts to reconnect with Nikki, but when signs of an infection start appearing, Samantha quickly realizes that BJ may have left her with a bit of a parting gift. This isn’t one of those STDs your learn about in health class though, and unfortunately, Samantha learns the importance of safe sex – the hard way (Heh, get it?).
The beautiful thing about Contracted is that writer/director Eric England wastes absolutely none of your time. We’re hooked from the very beginning with a disturbing introduction involving necrophilia, shortly after we witness the “infection” being spread, and then boom – we’re treated to non-stop mindfuckery that mixes the thrills of infection/disease centered horror with the proper gross-outs that come along with watching a human being slowly deteriorate. There’s really no questioning whether Samantha is in trouble, because England clearly establishes just how monumentally screwed his main character is, and all he simply asks from his audience is to sit back and enjoy the disgusting, twisted ride.
it leaked today or yesterday i think. anyone else watch it?