FLESH CONTAGIUM (2020) Reviews of Italian sci-fi horror

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Flesh Contagium is a 2020 Italian science fiction horror film set in the future where survivors of a pandemic try to escape the “executors”.

Directed by Lorenzo Lepori (Screams from the Swamp; Notte nudaCatacombaSangue mistoResurrection in Blood) from a screenplay co-written with Antonio Tentori (Nightmare Symphony; Virus: Extreme Contamination; Dario Argento’s Dracula; Zombies: The Beginning; Nightmare Concert (A Cat in the Brain) and many more) and editor Alex Visani.

The Empire Video and Digitmovies production stars Pio Bisanti, Shiri Binder, Lorenzo Lepori, Andrea Miluccio and Simona Vannelli.


The year is 2029. A horrible flu virus has devastated the planet leaving the global health infrastructure in ruins and leading to the creation and rise of hideous mutants. All large cities are now extermination camps and the new government, called “The Executors”, are in charge of eliminating these ghastly abominations.

Survivors are left to fend for themselves, taking refuge in the most remote of areas, but a special team of “Executors” have been formed to find the survivors and eliminate them with no mercy.


“Sure, there are some emotions and comments on our present condition, but there’s also so much gore […] And it was good.” B&S About Movies

“While the subject matter isn’t for everyone, the end result is a masterpiece of emotion and gore, tragedy and exploitation… I highly recommend this one if you are in the mood for a healthy dose of gravitas among the flying limbs and eviscerations.” Horror Fuel


Massacre Video has released Flesh Contagium on DVD with the following special features:

Making Flesh Contagium – Interviews with Antonio Tentori, Lorenzo Lepori and Alex Visani
Basement’s Glare – Rise of the Enlightened Music Video
Original Trailer
Stills Gallery
English Captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Trailers for other Massacre Video releases
Reversible Cover
The first 1,000 include an audio CD with the soundtrack score by Basement’s Glare
Order directly from Massacre Video

Cast and characters:

Pio Bisanti … Udolfo
Shiri Binder … Ornella
Lorenzo Lepori … Helmut
Andrea Miluccio … Guy
Simona Vannelli … Vera

Filming locations:

Borgo A Buggiano, 51011 Province of Pistoia, Italy
Tuscany, Italy

Technical details:

70 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English language

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