Afflicted

Synopsis: Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film...and perhaps will be their only postcard home.
Director(s): Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
Production: CBS Films
  6 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
R
Year:
2013
85 min
$121,179
Website
29 Views


All right.

- All right, I'm Clif Prowse.

- And I'm Derek Lee,

and tomorrow we're going on a

year-long trip around the world!

This is the trip that I've been

waiting to do my entire life.

Clif and I, six continents,

over 30 countries.

We're gonna see the Eiffel Tower,

the pyramids, the Great Wall.

It's gonna be epic.

My parents stalled me traveling

when I was really, really young,

and up until the day

that I graduated,

I pretty much spent every

spare moment on the road.

And then, I don't know,

I got what I thought was a

great opportunity in I.T.

Next thing I know,

five years have gone by

with me sitting behind a desk,

and I'm thinking to myself,

"What the hell did I

just do with my life?"

Hey, buddy. Are you okay?

Hello. My name is Clif Prowse.

I am a filmmaker and documentarian.

I have known the

aforementioned Derek Lee

since we were both, uh,

pimple-faced teenagers,

and I basically forced him to be

in every single one of my movies.

Am I nervous? Hell, yes.

Okay? I don't like planes.

I don't like heights.

I don't like the Ebola virus.

I don't even like spicy food.

But this is gonna make for

some spectacular footage.

We are going to film

the entire thing.

We are going to post it online

as the world's greatest

video travel blog ever.

We're calling it

"Ends of the Earth."

And we wanted this to be as

interactive as possible.

So you guys post suggestions,

anything you want us to do.

The craziest shit. I don't care.

You want us to go eat live

crickets in Cambodia,

we will do that.

Derek will do that, and I

will film him doing that.

- Whoa!

- Everybody. Everybody.

This is a very important

Chinese tradition.

Jade is to ward off evil spirits. It

can never be bought for yourself.

It must be given by

another. So, Clif...

Going away for an entire year,

I am going to need someone

to watch my back.

I need someone who has seen

me puke my brains out.

I need someone who's seen

me at my absolute worst.

I need someone who would

take a bullet for me.

That's Clif.

I am so envious that you

guys are about to take off

on this awesome trip

around the world.

Most of us experiment in college.

You guys take until now,

but we're thrilled.

We're thrilled you guys are

finally taking this leap.

To Clif and Derek.

I think that Derek's decision to

go on this trip is courageous,

but there are some people

who think it's a mistake.

- Hey, man, how's it going?

- Good.

Uh, we're leaving,

uh, soon. Very soon.

What does, uh... What does

Mom think? You talk to her?

- Yeah, I...

- She's starting to get a bit concerned

because if something goes wrong on

the road, it's really hard to...

Look, if anything does happen,

there's only really, like,

a 4 percent chance of any...

A 4 percent chance

in some shit-box town

on a long-distance bus

is a hell of a lot different

than falling on the floor

in your kitchen, where your

roommates will pick you up,

call the hospital and say,

"He's somebody who has AVM."

A few months ago, I started

getting really bad headaches.

Um, I went to the doctors.

They took an MRI.

And they told me I have something

called an arteriovenous malformation,

Or AVM,

which is basically like a tangle

of screwed-up blood vessels

in my brain which if it ruptures,

can cripple or kill me.

Look, Derek, I'm not gonna tell

you not to go on your trip,

but if you develop severe

headaches, weakness in your limbs,

loss of the ability to write,

it could be a sign that

your AVM has ruptured,

and it's really important that you

seek medical attention right away.

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