- September 3rd, 2015
- Horror / Thriller
- 78 Minutes
Another U.S. Premiere during Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival was “Contracted : Phase 2”, a gory thrilling virus film.
We follow Riley (Matt Mercer) who after becoming infected from a previous person (shown in a flashback to a scene from the first film) starts to show extreme symptoms he starts a mad race to not only find who is causing the infections but also stop him before it kills him and everyone else. Now having not seen the first Contracted film I can say that this one can be viewed and followed very easily because of the flashbacks and info they give during the film to clue everyone in. It’s a good easy story that moves along at a good pace setting itself up for the big moments.
Now once the film gets going though it does not give up. This is a film with several cringe worthy moments. A good virus film with some great effects that really show the mutations that the body is having because of the virus. From maggots and puss coming out of wounds to one scene which you make you cautious to ever touch your eye again Contracted makes sure to bring the horror aspect of this film into full swing. We also do get the thriller aspect with Riley’s race against time to find who is causing this leading to one action scene in a hospital which is over the top in the best way.
Contracted Phase 2 also has some good acting followed by some enjoyable characters. I found myself enjoying the screen time of a few of them. The acting holds up as well. Matt Mercer is able to carry the film enough with the support of his cast.
Overall Contracted Phase 2 is a lot of fun. Even without seeing the first you’ll be drawn into this film and talking about some of the gory scenes after it’s over. This is one virus film that stands out above the rest.
Press Pass Provided By Wizard World & Film Viewed As Part Of Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival