Why watch this film?
"Rabid" (2019) directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska is a horror movie that tells the story of Rose, a young fashion designer who gets experimental stem cell treatment after a traffic accident damages her face. The treatment leaves her stronger and prettier than ever before, but there's a side effect: she develops an insatiable appetite for human blood. The movie is a reimagining of David Cronenberg's 1977 film of the same name, and it does justice to the original while also bringing something new to the table. The Soska sisters have a talent for creating visually stunning horror films, and "Rabid" is no exception. The special effects are top-notch, and the gore is not for the faint of heart. The cast is also excellent, with Laura Vandervoort delivering a standout performance as Rose. She perfectly captures the character's transformation from a shy and insecure woman to a bloodthirsty monster. Stephen McHattie and Greg Bryk also give strong performances as the doctors who perform the experimental treatment on Rose. Overall, "Rabid" is a must-see for horror fans. It's a well-crafted and terrifying film that stays true to the spirit of the original while also standing on its own. The Soska sisters have once again proven themselves to be masters of the horror genre.
A re-imagining of the David Cronenberg classic. After a young woman, Rose, suffers a disfiguring accident, she undergoes an experimental stem-cell treatment that leads to unintended consequences.
Where to watch?
Available at home