Sexually Transmitted Horror: The Trailer for Eric England’s “CONTRACTED”
Young filmmaker Eric England, who debuted with backwoods slasher MADISON COUNTY has turned his eye to something more internal with CONTRACTED: a body horror film that looks to take cautionary warnings of impulsive, promiscuous sex to its macabre, rotting extreme.
In CONTRACTED, Samantha (Najarra Townsend) is a twenty‐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 (Caroline Williams). Samantha’s only means to escape seems to come in the form of a flower competition that she’s determined to win. Things take a turn for the worse when Samantha spends the night with mysterious man (YOU’RE NEXT writer 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.
The film, which appears as if it gets grosser by the minute is in select theaters and On Demand from IFC Midnight this November 22. This gives all you party bros and girls ample time to think before your Thanksgiving Eve hometown shenanigans.