David Cronenberg is the undisputed king of body horror. Although the Canadian filmmaker is still
active and in good creative shape, his
works on the last years are far from those twisted creations of audiovisual
pseudo-science madness that put his name high on the world of extreme films. Shivers (1975), The Brood (1979), Scanners (1981), Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), eXistenZ (1999) and even his recent short film and little
masterpiece The Nest (2013) have
been certifying that for decades. Now, his second feature film Rabid (1977) is having a remake made by
fellow Canadian duo Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.
The self-proclaimed Twisted Twins have been building a solid career as independent horror filmmakers since their debut with Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009), which they also starred. In that decade they have been responsible for a good bunch of short films, collaborations and even feature titles like American Mary (2012), See No Evil 2 (2014), Vendetta (2015) and the segment “T is for Torture Porn” in ABCs of Death 2 (2014). Undoubtfully, they have become icons of what DIY and true love for horror movies is.
John Serge, writer of several horror and thriller films like My Mother’s Secret (2012), A Sister’s Revenge (2013), Dead on Campus (2014), Killer Crush (2015) or The Perfect Soulmate (2017), has co-written the screenplay for Rabid (2019) together with Jen and Sylvia Soska. The official plot of the movie reads “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”.
Rabid (2019) is starred by Laura Vandervoort, Greg Bryk, Stephen Huszar, Stephen McHattie, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Avaah Blackwell, Vanessa Jackson, Ted Atherton, Mackenzie Gray, Lynn Lowry, C.M. Punk, Tristan Risk and Hanneke Talbot. Also, Jen and Sylvia Soska have saved small roles for themselves. The movie is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray the 25th this month, so it is to expect the official trailer to see the light soon. We’ll keep you updated!
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