Contracted (2013): Avoid Like the Plague

Whereas something like Simon Rumley’s “Red White & Blue” takes a look at disease and infection from a standpoint of real-world consequence, one might think the exaggeration of “Contracted” might put it more in league with the not-quite-earthbound films of David Cronenberg (“Shivers” and “Rabid” in particular). Unfortunately, writer-director Eric England falls back on degrading gross-outs for their own sake.