So it starts with an accident... Revolutionary treatment... Chaos ensues. It's a zombie flic but I enjoyed the mystery of it all ( brought to light at the end). I don't really like zombie flics but remembering the original (and it's extremely depressing ending) I did appreciate this one.
Never really went over the top but for a zombie mystery film I'll give it an 8 as a stand alone film.
The Soska Sisters have brought their own twist to the original 'Rabid' and have done an excellent job. In addition, the movie offers plenty opportunities for blood to flow and audiences to grimace. This is a great cinematic experience.
The Soska sisters don't try to be Cronenberg, but they sure pay tribute to his films throughout their own. Their Rabid [...] expresses more than anything their deep and abiding love for Cronenberg's work.
This reimagining of the Cronenberg-Marilyn Chambers classic is actually quite a guilty treat on it's own and a surprise. It wraps all the themes and elements together of the source material and does it with flair. The lead actress was great in the role and paralleled the emotions of what you felt like while watching Marilyn Chambers in her original peril.
Rabid manages to beautifully pay homage to Cronenberg and jaw-droppingly brilliant makeup and practical effects allow The Soska Sisters to also put their own unique body horror thumbprint on the film.
A “Plain-Jane” designer is having difficultly standing out in the world of high fashion among flawlessly beautiful models including her own roommate. Relegated to the role of seamstress for a world-renowned designer, Sarah wants nothing more than to be noticed for her own designs. When she witnesses the closeness of her model roommate with Brad, the photographer she has grown close to, Sarah rushes from a party feeling angry and hurt. A resulting traffic accident leaves her with significant scars on her face and body.
Based on the referral from her apologetic roommate, Sarah meets with a renowned plastic surgeon that convinces her to undergo a highly experimental healing procedure that uses stems cells to speed up and improve healing. She recovers to find herself looking as beautiful as the models she works with. Sarah finds her confidence and sexual appetite is also increased leading to several torrid sexual encounters.
Unbeknownst to her, Sarah sets off a spiraling contagion, as within 24 hours her lovers become rabid, violent spreaders of death and disease. As the disease mutates, it spreads through society at an accelerated rate causing an ever-increasing number of people to rampage through the streets in a violent and bloody killing spree.
The now out of control disease draws the attention of the CDC and the nefarious plastic surgeon out to find the cure. The spreading violence around them impedes them from discovering the truth. Sarah is both the source of the disease and its cure…and time is running out.