EXCLUSIVE Pics: Eric England’s Body Horror “CONTRACTED”
Fango has gotten its rubber gloves on some exclusive pics from IFC Midnight’s body horror flick CONTRACTED, which makes its East Coast premiere November 17 at the New York City Horror Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street).
Written and directed by Eric England (CHILLING VISIONS: FIVE SENSES OF FEAR), CONTRACTED tells the cautionary tale of Samantha (Najarra Townsend), a 20‐something party girl with little discipline and even less direction. After experiencing a lapse in her relationship with her lover (Katie Stegeman), she’s forced to move back in with her overbearing mother (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II’s Caroline Williams). Things take a turn for the worse when Samantha spends the night with a mysterious man (YOU’RE NEXT screenwriter Simon Barrett), leaving her hung‐over and guilt‐ridden. However, something else is wrong with Samantha. Something is infecting her. Unsure of the disease or the man who gave it to her, she must attempt to hide it from her loved ones. Now, Samantha realizes she is not just the victim of an STD, but rather the host of something much more catastrophic…
After closing the New York City Horror Film Festival on November 17, CONTRACTED officially opens in NYC and LA on November 22. The movie will also be available on VOD and in the iTunes store. England, Townsend and others will be in-person at the LA debut, while Williams will host the NY fest date. For tickets to the LA screening, go here and here. For more information on the NYC Horror Film Festival, including the full line-up and to purchase tickets, go to the official website here and visit the Facebook page here. CONTRACTED—catch it!