Rabid

Rabid

Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver

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Overview

For his second commercial feature, following a pair of experimental films and 1977's Shivers, Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg continued to mine the themes of disease and mutation that were already becoming his perennial concerns. Marilyn Chambers stars as Rose, an attractive young woman who becomes horribly injured in a motorcycle accident. Spirited away to the clinic of Drs. Dan and Roxanne Keloid (Howard Ryshpan and Patricia Gage), a pair of experimental plastic surgeons, Rose becomes an unwitting guinea pig in an operation that grafts genetically modified tissue into her body. Waking from her coma to find she is unable to ingest normal food, Rose unwittingly feeds on human blood by means of a phallic organ that emerges from a vulval orifice in her armpit. Within hours of providing Rose with sustenance, her victims fall prey to an incurable, highly contagious disease that turns them into raving lunatics who foam at the mouth and attack others indiscriminately. Soon, Montreal is under martial law, but nobody can find the Typhoid Mary whose vampiric urges are driving the epidemic -- not even Hart (Frank Moore), Rose's befuddled boyfriend. Although she is best-known for her starring role in the crossover porn epic Behind the Green Door, Chambers actually received her start in features with 1970's The Owl and the Pussycat. Rabid also stars TV and stage veteran Joe Silver as Murray Cypher, a mutual friend of Hart and the Keloids.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2016
UPC: 0826663171723
Original Release: 1977
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 20,810

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marilyn Chambers Rose
Frank Moore Hart Read
Joe Silver Murray Cypher
Howard Ryshpan Dr. Dan Keloid
Patricia Gage Dr. Roxanne Keloid
Susan Roman Mindy Kent
Roger Periard Lloyd Walsh
Tony Angelo Dispatcher
John Boylan Young Cop in Plaza
Richard W. Farrell Camper Man
Miguel Fernandes Man in Cinema
John Gilbert Dr. Royce Gentry
Bob Girolami Newscaster
Harry Hill Stasiuk
Una Kay Jackie
Denis Lacroix Drunken Indian
Peter MacNeill Leader
Kirk McColl Desk Sergeant
Gary McKeehan Smooth Eddy
Jack Messinger Policeman on Highway
Allan Moyle Young Man in Lobby
Louis Negin Maxim
Robert O'Ree Police Sergeant
Murray Smith Interviewer
Riva Spier Actor
Jerome Tiberghien Dr. Carl
Vlasta Vrana Cop at Clinic
Mark Walker Steve
Victor Desy Claude LaPointe

Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director,Screenwriter
Joe Blasco Makeup Special Effects
Don Carmody Co-producer
John Dunning Producer
Erla Gliserman Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Goldberg Associate Producer
Albert Griswold Special Effects
Byrd Holland Makeup
Jean Lafleur Editor
Andre Link Executive Producer
Claude Marchand Art Director
Mireille Recton Makeup
Ivan Reitman Executive Producer
René Verzier Cinematographer

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Rabid 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this movie, and was expecting a really scary movie just by the cover. After watching it I was a little disappointed, but it was decent. Not one of the top horror movies out there, but worth watching.