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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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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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Don't touch anyone See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Contágio Letal  »

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$3,328 (USA) (22 November 2013)

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$3,328 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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This is part one of two movies. As in this is part one the first movie out of two since there is a second movie (Contracted 2). See more »

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

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

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Shine For Me
Performed by Pointe Claire
Composed by Jonathon Fessenden and Kathryn Zenna (as Kate Zenna)
Written by Jonathon Fessenden and Kathryn Zenna (as Kate Zenna)
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A lot of wasted potentials
6 April 2015 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Having read tons and tons of very negative reviews on this movie, I prepared myself, as well we warned my dad who was going to watch it with me, that we probably should not expect something great from it. As it turned out, I was right. This movie isn't great; it was ALMOST great.

The first half of the movie is quite fast paced. The movie cuts straight into the core of the events and both my usually impatient dad and I were quickly drawn to the story line. The plots are very predictable, as the main character, Samantha has one night stand with a mysterious and suspicious man, and afterward finds herself starting to have unexplainable physical changes that keep getting worse and worse.

A lot of people may be annoyed by the way Samantha reacts to her terrible body changes and think that it just "doesn't make sense". That is exactly what my dad kept saying during the whole movie: "how can she let it be?" "why doesn't she go to the hospital?" "a normal person wouldn't even ignore that!". While I understand why people make similar remarks, I totally disagree with them.

What is most enjoyable about this movie is that we are seeing a girl being totally powerless and desperate as she faces the changes of her body. As the story develops and her situation gets worse, we can see that Samantha is partly in denial of what is happening to her, partly trying to play normal, partly being obviously lost and scared, and partly desperate to solve the "problems". To me, the horror that this movie tries to deliver, is not through any gore or violence, but through the desperation of the main character. And I think the movie has done a pretty damn good job in portraying that.

However the ending of the movie is absurd and feels incomplete. A lot of things were left unexplained, and both my dad and I felt like what could have turned out to be the most interesting part of the movie was somehow missed. All in all, this movie really just isn't excellent, but it isn't totally tasteless or as bad as deserving such a low rating. The movie starts out strong but it keeps going down until it hits the bottom at the end. Despite all the flaws it has, dad and I had a lot of fun watching this movie together. With some more thorough development and imagination, this movie could have been GREAT.


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