Obviously it's never a good idea to get utterly trashed at a party, in particular when there are people there you don't know who are jonesing to get you into the sack. Or, in Samantha's (Najarra Townsend) case, the back seat of a car.
Sam, already distraught because her and her lover, Nikki (Katie Stegeman) are on the outs, does multiple shots at a party hosted by her friend Alice (Alice Macdonald) and in the worst move of the century, accepts a drink from a stranger. Soon after the romp in the car, Sam starts to feel a bit under the weather.
Her relationship on the brink of break-up, she is back living at home with her concerned mother (Caroline Williams), who has seemingly put up with a lot in the past from her daughter. Drug abuse is inferred, as is her mother's disdain in her romantic choices.
In truth, Sam is not a particularly likeable person. She rolls her eyes and whines a lot. She's catty and dismissive with her two closest friends, Alice and Riley (producer Matt Mercer) - who for some unknown reason both still want to sleep with her. She holds down a job at a restaurant but isn't a very friendly waitress. She's cruel to her mother, more or less a spoiled child with a bad attitude.
At work while waiting on customers she experiences auditory problems, and one of her eyes is completely red (yes, the pupil too!). In the restroom she notices a problem "down there", so begs off her shift and heads to the doctor. Assessing her situation, which includes a strange rash in the nether-regions, he explains he can't treat her until he gets the results of some blood work. He tells her it is most certainly viral but basically sends her on her way. (This distressed me the most. Because I work for a doctor, I'm well aware that this physician should have done some vaginal cultures as well as labs, at the very least. Anyhoo....)
Just what has Sam contracted??
And they went all the way.
Eric England (of Madison County fame) is one to watch. Independent film has really come to the fore-front of horror, with interesting ideas that are perceptive to what horror fans are seeking. Practical effects, decent scripts, and honest acting is all I ask of a film. This film has all of that, and I'll be watching closely to see what England does next.