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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
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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

Samantha keeps referring to her orchids as dendrobiums, but she is only ever seen with phalaenopsis orchids. See more »

Connections

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

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Performed by Sara Khula
Composed and Written by Sara Khula
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This Deserves Better Than a 5.3 Rating
2 September 2017 | by stellbreadSee all my reviews

Most times when you see a horror film with excessive blood and gore, that tends to be its only strong point. But in Contracted, the f/x add to what is an intriguing story, centered on a young woman whose one night of carelessness leads to extraordinary consequences. This is a film stronger than its rating suggests. In an era of slack servings concerning horror, this one offers a heaping helping of plot, pacing, and performance. Najarra Townsend heads the no-name cast, and while she has been in numerous films, none of them was a star- turning vehicle. This one won't put her on the A-list, but her portrayal of the panicked young women is solid. The film is well-paced, will keep you locked in, and presents an ending that not only sewed things up nicely and left wiggle room for the sequel. For fans of horror, who don't mind some liberal bloodshed, I recommend this one.


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