Eric England's "Contracted" is a gross-out "body horror" movie that is painfully slow, not a tad scary and - perhaps worst of all - doesn't seem to serve a real purpose to exist.
Najarra Townsend, an actress I quite like, gives it her all in the lead role as Samantha and is probably the best thing about the movie.
Samantha is a 20-something lesbian who is date raped at a party one night and gets a weird STD.
Francesca Gregorini's "The Truth About Emanuel" (previously known as "Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes") is quite possibly the creepiest, most disturbing film I've seen in 2013.... And it's great.
I quite liked Gregorini's previous film, the Rooney Mara-starring "Tanner Hall" (Mara serves as executive producer on this film) but it was heavily flawed at times. "The Truth About Emanuel" is near-perfect and creepy as f--k throughout though it veers close to heavy-handed melodrama near the end but not quite,…
I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…