Rabid – Canada, 2019

According to Dread Central, “Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended, apparently due to them posting images from their remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid and the FrightFest 2019 banner below.

On Facebook, Sylvia Soska announced they have been temporarily suspended by Twitter (interestingly, this Facebook page is also now unavailable).

“Bad girls. We’ll be back. But man, those @mastersfx1 prosthetics in #Rabid must be medically accurate to get us suspended for advertising our World Premiere with a FrightFest banner [Featured Image]. I like how that makeup could be on the cover of @ruemorguemag & @fangoria, but shut down on Twitter. Wild world we are living in.

“Wish y’all didn’t do it right as we dropped our first trailer and are advertising the premiere, but we’re not a huge studio movie – this kind of weird stuff happens. If you could be #Rabid on Twitter in our absence, we would appreciate it.”

Rabid is a 2019 Canadian horror feature film directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska as The Soska Sisters (See No Evil 2American Mary) from a screenplay co-written with John Serge (Dead on Campus), based on David Cronenberg’s 1977 film of the same name.

The Film Mode Entertainment production stars Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw).

On 7 October 2019, 101 Films is releasing Rabid in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD (an originally announced release date of 25 March came and went).

Buy DVD: Amazon.co.uk

On July 18, 2018, Bloody Disgusting reported that Ben Hollingsworth has joined the cast as “Brad”, a fashion photographer; Hanneke Talbot portrays Rose’s best friend Chelsea; and Mackenzie Gray (Legion; Riverdale) as arrogant fashion designer “Gunter”. Rabid  The movie will also feature WWE superstars CM Punk as “Billy” and his wife New York Times best-selling author AJ Mendez as “Kira”.

A “Plain-Jane” designer is having difficulty 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, Sarah 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, Sarah rushes from a party feeling angry and hurt. A resulting traffic accident leaves her with significant scars on her face and body.

Based on the referral from her apologetic roommate, Sarah 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. Sarah finds her confidence and sexual appetite is also increased leading to several torrid sexual encounters.

Unbeknownst to her, Sarah sets off a spiraling 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. Sarah is both the source of the disease and its cure…and time is running out….

Cast and characters:

  • Laura Vandervoort … Rose
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth … Brad Hart
  • C.M. Punk … Billy
  • Greg Bryk … Director
  • Stephen McHattie … Dr. Keloid
  • Stephen Huszar … Dominic
  • Jen Soska … Ellie
  • Mackenzie Gray … Gunter
  • Tara Yelland … Cameron
  • Lynn Lowry … Dr. Cynthia Burroughs
  • Sylvia Soska … Bev
  • Tristan Risk … Nurse Dana
  • Avaah Blackwell … Gunter’s Model
  • Ted Atherton … Dr. William Burroughs
  • Allison Feliciano … Gunter’s Model

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