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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

Writer:

Eric England
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Goofs

Inconsistent hair shots: When Samantha meets and talks with the unknown male who (presumably) 'contracts' her in the kitchen at the party, her hair changes from either over, or tucked behind, her ear, from alternate P.O.V. shots of her view to him (behind ear) to of her from him (over her ear, framing her face). See more »

Connections

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

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Oh, Steady
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Written by Nicholas Megalis
Performed by Nicholas Megalis
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A lot of wasted potentials
6 April 2015 | by pinkpink_1217See 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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Country:

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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