Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
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
CONTRACTED is, to be blunt, a kind of a werewolf story - but there is no wolf, not even a chihuahua. It's a metaphor for the AIDS Generation.
See, Samantha is a college-age lesbian who gets drunk at a party and is taken advantage of by a mysterious man. Within 48 hours Samantha is getting really sick - vomiting blood, hearing non-existent loud sounds, severe vaginal bleeding, deathly pallor. A doctor is baffled. One more day and Samantha's eyes are bleary and bloodshot, her fingernails are falling out. A third day and her hair is coming out. She is in a panic.
She hears that the police are asking about the man who was at the party but we never know why. She becomes too sick to work (as a waitress) and, on top of everything, she starts losing her grip - she begins to act paranoid.
So, instead of becoming furry and growing claws and fangs, Samantha manifests some of the symptoms of the last stages of AIDS - but within less than a week, and become a danger to others. It's an interesting bit of sci-fi and it is done here reasonably well - and on a slim budget without a name cast
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