A trailer was released recently for Rabid, a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg movie of the same name which is directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), who are better known to horror fans as the Twisted Twins. The Soska sisters also co-wrote the screenplay with John Serge, co-produce, and have roles in the movie as well.
Starring is Laura Vandervoort, who plays Rose. The cast also includes Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, Stephen Huszar, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Mackenzie Gray, Lynn Lowry, Lily Gao, Tara Yelland, Hanneke Talbot, Ted Atherton, Tristan Risk, and Phil Brooks (former WWE superstar CM Punk) and his wife A.J. Mendez (former WWE superstar AJ Lee).
You can find more info on Rabid and check out the trailer below.
Here’s a synopsis from 101 Films International:
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, Rose 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, Rose rushes from a party feeling angry and hurt. A resulting traffic accident leaves her with significant scars on her face and body.
Rose 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. Rose finds her confidence and sexual appetite is also increased leading to several torrid sexual encounters.
Unbeknownst to her, Rose sets off a spiralling 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. Rose is both the source of the disease and its cure…and time is running out.
Rabid is set to premiere at FrightFest 2019 in August.
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