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  • Summary: After a one night stand with a random stranger, Samantha (Najarra Townsend) contracts what she thinks is an STD... but is in fact something much worse
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Nov 21, 2013
    The ending to this fable misses the opportunity for broader metaphorical resonance, but getting there has its own unnerving rewards.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Nov 11, 2013
    The ick factor is high in Contracted, a body-horror opus that will satisfy genre fans who like to be grossed out, but doesn’t have much to offer on any other count.
  3. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Nov 21, 2013
    Although this horror flick is somewhat absurd and seemingly forgettable when viewed in a vacuum, its coincidentally contemporaneous release with "Blue Is the Warmest Color" urges immediate reconsideration.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Nov 20, 2013
    The movie seems regressively punitive, to the point where it arguably qualifies as slut-shaming.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Nov 19, 2013
    There's no payoff to the paranoia.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jun 11, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie a very unique zombie movie. We all have seen in zombie movies that when people are bitten by a zombie, they become one. Contracted is unique because it shows a healthy young lady becomes infected with the zombie virus without being bitten, she's infected as a result of an STD she contracted on a one night stand with a stranger.
    Overall, the movie was enjoyable. The ick factor is definitely present, a few scenes are definitely disturbing, and the ending is a cliff-hanger that has you wanting more.
  2. May 15, 2014
    So bad it's good. There should be more horror films about demonic sexually transmitted diseases. If parents and teachers want teenagers to be abstinent, all they need to do is show them this movie. Expand