There have been a host of STD-inspired horror movies coming out lately, from Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral to the surprise spring hit It Follows. As Tinder continues to bring about the dating apocalypse, Contracted Phase II–the follow-up to Eric England’s 2013 chiller–is upon us to make the fear of dating and hooking up that much more real. Now, we’ve got an exclusive look at the trailer for the new movie from IFC Midnight and boy, is it gnarly.
After Contracted unleashed the world’s most horrifying virus, this sequel picks up the story as newly infected Riley–played by Matt Mercer, returning for the sequel–races against time to contain the outbreak, even as it ravages his own body. As he digs deeper into its origins, Riley attracts the attention of a Detective (Marianna Palka) who doubts his innocence, and BJ (Morgan Peter Brown, Absentia) himself, who holds the key to the virus – and perhaps the destruction of mankind as we know it, leading to a blood-soaked finale you have to see to believe.
Judging by the trailer, which is beyond disgusting, gore hounds will be very happy with director Josh Forbes’ follow-up to the original cult classic. I’m a horror fan through and through and even I had to look away from the screen! Are you looking forward to the body horror that awaits in Contracted Phase II? Tell us all about it in the comments section!
Contracted Phase II hits theaters, digital, and VOD Friday, September 4.