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    Contracted {2013}

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2281159/


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    A young girl has a one-night stand with a random stranger and contracts, what she thinks is, a sexually-transmitted disease - but is actually something much worse.





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    Looks pretty messed up, thats good..

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    Looks like I'll have to watch this one. Thanks Wooden!

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    I am very interested in this film. This film was just introduced in Sitges festival, a film festival fantastic characterized among other things to discover and give opportunity for independent films, and reviews that Contracted is getting so far are quite good, many are saying that it is somewhat slow in the beginning but improves up to achieve a brilliant result.

    Eric Englad meanwhile has behind him a small but interesting films , with movies like Madison County and Roadside .

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    I watched this last night, it was decent. The effects, acting and filming of this film are great. However the story and events that unfold are highly questionable with situations that far exceed one's belief.

    What I see here is a well made film with a horrible story and script. People may love it for the effects alone, which are really, really good. But under that the film doesn't care about gaping plot holes, and instances that leave you shaking your head in disbelief. By the middle to end of the film I didn't give two shits about the main character because she plays out to be so stupid and nieve seemingly just to keep the movie going on the path it is on. Not one decision she makes is even remotely logical.

    In the end we have another horror film (that really is quite boring for half of the runtime) that is relying on squishy special effects to make up for an inane script.

    5/10 (5 because England did a good job directing this extremely sloppy story/script. This movie could easily be a 3 without it being so well made.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macready View Post
    we have another horror film (that really is quite boring for half of the runtime) that is relying on squishy special effects to make up for an inane script.
    Based on that alone, I predict at least an 8/10 from wooden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macready View Post
    What I see here is a well made film with a horrible story and script. People may love it for the effects alone, which are really, really good. and instances that leave you shaking your head in disbelief. By the middle to end of the film I didn't give two shits about the main character because she plays out to be so stupid and nieve seemingly just to keep the movie going on the path it is on. Not one decision she makes is even remotely logical.

    In the end we have another horror film (that really is quite boring for half of the runtime) that is relying on squishy special effects to make up for an inane script.
    Everything you said right there is how I felt about another new body horror called Thanatomorphose which I might've liked if it had been a short feature and a very short one at that.

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    I'm down if it has good effects as Mac mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedNik View Post
    I'm down if it has good effects as Mac mentioned.
    Yup they are. If you cut out everything else and narrow the film down to 15 minutes of effects, it's pretty good

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    I've been away from the underground scene for a while. I need to start it back up again. Maybe this one will be good for me.

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    Yes, it is riddled with plotholes (actually, more like dumb character decisions) but maybe the director is trying to make some kind of statement.

    I will say that it is definitely an interesting film and even an entertaining one. It does start out a bit slow and lame, but if you can get past that, it gets much better.

    Oh, and it's not really that gory at all.. although it does have many 'gross-out' scenes.

    Probably best to avoid spoilers also. Just saying.

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