IFC Midnight takes Eric England’s Body Horror, “CONTRACTED”


The young filmmaker who debuted with Arkansas-set slasher MADISON COUNTY has turned his eye to an apparently provocative tale of one night stand woe. 

In CONTRACTED, a casual encounter finds a young woman fearing she’s caught something of an STD. The decomposition that follows proves to be worse than she could have ever imagined. Earlier this year, England told Fango, “Viewers can expect a fun, weird and intimate look into the gross consequences of a one night stand gone wrong. This film is completely original and unlike anything I’ve ever done in the past, or anything I’ve ever seen for that matter. There’s definitely a lot of Cronenberg and body-horror influence, but it’s wrapped around the personal story of this one girl. It’s a cautionary tale that will make you think twice about your next random hook-up.”

Starring Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams and even YOU’RE NEXT writer Simon Barrett, IFC releases CONTRACTED this November. For more, see our Kier-La Janisse’s write-up on the film’s aim to tell a story from a uniquely feminine perspective.

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