Contracted

Director: Eric England

Writer: Eric England

Actors: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, and Alice McDonald.

Synopsis: After a night at a party and a one-night stand with a stranger, a young girl thinks she has contracted a sexually transmitted disease. However, it’s something quite different that affects her life and the lives of everyone around her.

Review: Some people may find this movie somewhat mundane or boring but to be honest, I found it refreshing. Samantha (Najarra Townsend) is a 20-something who works at a restaurant and raises prize-winning Orchids in her spare time. She has a complicated relationship with a girlfriend as well as one with her own mother. Apparently, Samantha had substance abuse issues in the past.

While attending a party, she meets a young man who she ends up having sex with. There are a lot of different views on if he raped her or not because during their tryst in the backseat of a car, she repeatedly tells him to stop, yet he doesn’t.

Within a couple of days she is showing symptoms that are strange like a really weird rash on her body, a lot of bleeding, hair loss, etc. Things start to escalate and her mother thinks she is on drugs again.

The last few minutes are really intense with Samantha acting out against her girlfriend, another woman who seems to want a relationship, and a guy who she sleeps with. The final few seconds are pretty awesome as well.

Found Footage O Meter: This is going to be a slow burn type of movie for most. I found it intriguing however because it took normal people that have normal jobs and made a story that is both unique and interesting. I give this a solid 8/10 for its story, execution, and acting.

 

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