PRINCE CHARLES DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - SUNDAY 25 AUGUST

 

RABID (1977)

 

Director: David Cronenberg. With: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpa. Canada 1977. 86 mins.

 

RESTORATION PREMIERE - What better way to celebrate FrightFest premiering The Soska Sisters’ ace remake than going back to where it all began. With David Cronenberg’s seminal classic exploring the terrifying fear and loathing of the human body. Hardcore porno star Marilyn Chambers surprised everyone by being great in this quintessential shocker. She’s motorbike crash victim Rose who becomes the Typhoid Mary of a newly created disease turning everyone into raging bloodsuckers. Slick, smart and morbidly compelling, the spiralling violence still shocks as much today as it did back in 1977 when Cronenberg assured his title as the King of Canadian Horror.

 

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