What happens when you realize that to achieve your dreams you have to live a nightmare? Rose is a quiet, demure, unassuming woman in her looks and actions. Her dream is to become a famous designer in the fashion world, but a terrible accident leaves Rose scarred beyond recognition. She seeks out a radical untested stem cell treatment. The treatment is nothing short of a miracle and wallflower Rose turns into the belle of the ball. It all seems to good to be true. She is now everything she wanted to be. But everything in life comes at a price and this new found perfect life is no exception.

Also Known As: Rabid

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  • maksim-gereta
    maksim gereta

    Former ”CM Punk” of WWE-ROH-TNA Wrestling, is in this David Cronenberg remake and oh boy, I was not ready by his intensity. Directed by the Soska Sisters, they did what others don’t with remakes, and that’s make it better. Back in the 70s, i thought it was an okay movie, but miss many opportunites. Here, they make it more understandable and with great chemistry between actors.at the end of the day, i’m chanting event more ”CM PUNK, CM PUNK, CM PUNK” or ”MR BROOKS, MR BROOKS, MR BROOKS”Solid B flick.

  • ove-lundberg
    ove lundberg

    What to say about Rabid?Frankly, I found it more comical than anything else.Its premise is pretty weak, not helped by an at times rather corny plot with often silly horror scenes.On the upside, the acting is fine and does include appearances of well known Canadian actors.Moderately watchable but by no means frightening or disturbing.5/10 from me.

  • puurnnimaa-dttaa
    puurnnimaa dttaa

    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.

  • nina-cardoso
    nina cardoso

    So glad I got to see this at a film festival. I’m a huge fan of the Soska sisters work and I knew this film was going to be a hit with me. I can personally say I wasn’t much if a fan of the original 70s version. This remake though, was completely sick and twisted, I loved it!! Some of the grisly scenes were pretty realistic as well. Definitely one I’ll buy when it comes out on DVD and blu ray. Congrats to all involved!!

  • damian-rijn-kramer
    damian rijn kramer

    Honestly put this on not expecting much, which I guess work’s in this films favour as everything that it did well was a nice surprise.Had a great cast and with the cameo from [email protected]#! Master Punk, well, that was just a fun time for all. The writing was pretty sold too, the scares and storyline blend together well and are able to play out together without ever disrupting the pace of the film.It’s not a masterpiece but it does its job and I would recommend it to people who like a good little horror film.And dinosaurs were apparently more like giant chickens rather than lizards. Not sure how I feel about that.

  • vasile-diaconescu
    vasile diaconescu

    Rabid: A remake of the Cronenberg horror film. If anything this one is even more gruesome. When Rose (Laura Vandervoort) is horribly disfigured in a road accident we see every detail when the bandages come off. Rose goes for experimental stem cell treatment at an Institute run by Dr Burroughs (Ted Atherton) which has unexpected results. Rose develops a craving for blood and has strange nightmares about attacking and biting people. Burroughs is more of a Dr Moreau than a Dr Frankenstein and has a sinister agenda.While Rose is vampiric her victims act like zombies, devouring the victims they don’t just infect. Soon the city is being overrun by a plague of rabid biters. Funny scenes of a rabid Santa on the loose in a hospital and an arrogant womaniser encountering Rose. There is also a pretty good satire on the fashion industry and the facile nature of beauty and celebrity. Gory Horror/Comedy/Satire directed and written by Jen and Sylvia Soska. 8/10.

  • adam-hope
    adam hope

    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. The music and cinematography was better than expected. Though there were some moments of cheese I felt they fit with the theme well enough even going in to B-Movie SciFi realm a bit. Overall this film impressed me for the expectations I had and I find it may very well be the Soska sister’s finest work to date.

  • simona-cerne
    simona cerne

    I saw the first movie made in 1977 with Mary line Chambers , as any Cronnenberg movie it was quit provocative and original.Of course this remake does not live up to the original but its pretty entertaining in itself, the effects are really good gore and all, and its got a good finish.Was quit funny to see CM Punk acting in is real persona, like a douch that he is hahha, and a few known faces from the horror gender b movie.

  • andrea-cerna
    andrea cerna

    Remaking a movie by a guy who was talented enough to create one of the great all-time remakes is ballsy and almost bound to fail. Rabid is close to being a good remake but has too many issues for my liking.The story: a beautiful fashion designer has a life-changing accident and is doomed to a future of ugliness, unless she undergoes an experimental operation which has unforseen side-effects for her and the city around her …It’s a cool premise, as was with the original but the pacing is way off. It takes too long to get off the ground and then when it does, lacks focus and seems to be telling two distinct stories rather than one, whereas Cronenberg’s movie has a much sharper narrative.There are a few grisly scenes but not immensly eye-opening for something that really should have people squirming.The lead actress is good and, on the whole, the acting is solid but let down in a few places by some support roles. The editing could be a lot slicker; some scenes just felt dragged out and irrelevant.I think it’s worth checking out if you like the original but I’d be surprised if many people hail this as a big success.

  • ella-gustafsson
    ella gustafsson

    Jen and Sylvia Soska decided that for their fifth feature film, they would attempt to be the first filmmakers to remake a David Cronenberg film. In this particular case, his 1977 film, Rabid.I sat through the world premiere of the film at the 2019 FrightFest Film Festival, and the result was witnessing one of the worst genre films of the year to hit the big screen, and more proof that often, remakes suck. Rabid was way worse than I expected it to be. I wanted to like it. I was hoping it would be good. But what a perplexing mess of a film! From the odd opening scene, to the smash-cut title card, to the out-of-place drone shot of a city, the red flags were already waving mere minutes in.Rabid is way too long (one has to sit through about 35 minutes of eye-rolling before it sort of gets going), horribly shot and poorly lit . The tone is all over the map. The confusing narrative shines as the film doesn’t know what it wants to be. I doubt Rabid’s supposed to come off “funny” either – maybe unintentionally funny? If so, I’m not laughing. But, it does. From silly hospital scenes, to cringe-worthy performances (if only the surgeon had a mustache to twirl on or the laughable bad fashion designer, Gunter) to the cat-walk shoot-out to a pointless third act which feels like there were plans for a substantial/ambitious sequence but it wound up scaled back for various reasons, and winds up feeling like it’s tacked on.I laughed out loud at a couple parts (especially the “hey let’s give homage to Dead Ringers” because why not, don’t we have to? Pointless). The Soskas are trying so hard to get validation from Cronenberg, that they forgot to focus on the film. Are we supposed to laugh at this? Was there someone responsible for continuity? Details? Editing? Yikes. The Soska sisters should be embarrassed.If the Soska sisters spent the time on their craft as “filmmakers” as they do with their rabid (excuse the pun) fanbase, they might have had something coherent to write and produce about/with. But with each subsequent film since 2012’s American Mary, the Soska sisters are proving they are really are a fluke. A one-hit wonder. Perhaps they should stick to game show hosting because they do have the personalities and a knack for that. All showmanship, no substance.In the end, RABID winds up a five-million dollar dumpster fire (seriously, where did the money go??) and the first Cronenberg film to be infected with crappy remake labeling. The Soskas certainly achieved that with the film. Perhaps one day, someone else will come along and remake Cronenberg properly, because he’s not off to a good start.