Prepare to be infected by "Afflicted."

The found footage festival favorite is heading to theaters soon, and a new trailer promises some clever, low-budget thrills and chills that seems to combine the superhero hijinks of Josh Trank's "Chronicle" with the gross-out disease horror found in David Cronenberg's body of work. 

Two pals (Derek Lee and Cliff Prowse -- who also co-wrote and co-directed) embark on a fun-filled Euro trip, only for one of them to be mysteriously infected with some sort of fatal superhuman powers after encountering a beautiful woman in Paris (Baya Rehaz).

Watch the trailer here:

Read Drew McWeeny's review of the film here.

"Afflicted" opens April 4.

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.