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“Don’t let anyone bite you”: Close-Up on David Cronenberg's "Rabid"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. David Cronenberg's Rabid (1977) is playing October 6 - November 5, 2017 in the United States as part of the series Prelude to Halloween.David Cronenberg is not my favorite director, but he is my favorite Canadian. Google him discussing Ferraris. Google him appearing on hokey chat shows in his twenties, his name embossed onscreen in Saved by the Bell shades of neon. Google him talking, period. His voice, a learned, Torontonian drawl, is as soothing and understated as his early films are not. Leonard Cohen was Canada’s collective father. Cronenberg is our cool uncle. No body of work is so clinical and so salacious, or so Canadian. David Lynch is the obvious Cronenberg counterpart. Both men have remarkable heads of hair and are named David, both luxuriate in texture, both concern themselves with the underbelly, although the underbellies Cronenberg explores
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Horror Highlights: 5 Nights Of Fear on Shout! Factory TV, Creepy Co. Pin, Horror Movie Night Podcast’s Fundraiser to Fight Als, Jasmine

Rabid, and Clive Barker's Nightbreed are just a couple of films in the lineup for Shout! Factory TV's 5 Nights of Fear. Prepare thyself. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new Beistle Cat special edition pin from Creepy Co., details on Horror Movie Night podcast's fundraiser to raise money for FamilyStrong4ALS, and Jasmine release details.

Shout! Factory TV's Five Nights of Fear Details: Press Release: "Scream Factory™ is celebrating five years of fear with the special screening event 5 Nights of Fear airing on Shout! Factory TV. In celebration of the now-iconic horror brand’s fifth anniversary, Scream Factory will present nightly screenings of cult favorite films Nightbreed, Bad Moon, The Exorcist III, Hellhole, and Rabid. 5 Nights of Fear will air from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 each evening at 10 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Pt at, and on Pluto TV Channel 512.

On Monday, the terrifying celebration
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‘Bethany’ Review

Stars: Stefanie Estes, Zack Ward, Tom Green, Shannen Doherty, Anna Harr, Leon Russom, Kevin Porter, Keith Jardine, Kirsty Hill, Felissa Rose | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Zack Ward | Directed by James Cullen Bressack

Married couple Claire (Stefanie Estes) and her husband Aaron (Zack Ward) have left everything behind them and decided to move in to Claire’s childhood home. Things are looking great for the couple when Aaron finds much more lucrative work than he’s ever had before, but things start to take a turn for worse when Claire’s past – more specifically memories of her abusive and foreboding mother coming back to haunt her. This triggers Claire to start experiencing visions and hallucinations. From seeing shapes in the dark, to her body seemingly being mutilated before her very eyes. Could she be going over the deep end or is there something sinister happening in her childhood home? Whatever may be happening,
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Blu-ray Review: David Cronenberg’s Rabid Collector’s Edition

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It’s a funny thing, watching David Cronenberg’s early films now with 40 years of work to his credit. He’s a director whose movies have a reputation for being cold, clinical, and cerebral. He is known for his fascination with body horror, but approaches it from the remoteness of a distant observer rather than as a fellow human being. And while some of this characterization may be correct, very little of it accurately describes his early efforts, including 1977’s Rabid, Cronenberg’s second-ever horror movie (following Shivers, aka They Came From Within) and his fourth feature film overall, now out on a special edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

At the time most famous for giving adult film superstar Marilyn Chambers her first leading role in a mainstream movie, Rabid is one of several variations on a theme Cronenberg made in the first half of his career, in which he
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November 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Return Of The Living Dead 3, Rabid, C.H.U.D.

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After last week being rather quiet on the home entertainment front, November 22nd is looking to make up for some lost time with a ton of great genre Blu-ray and DVD titles coming our way on Tuesday. This week, Scream Factory is showing some love to another David Cronenberg classic, Rabid, and Arrow Video is resurrecting the cult film C.H.U.D. in HD for their brand new Special Edition Blu-ray.

Lionsgate is putting out a pair of Vestron Video Collector’s Series titles—Return of the Living Dead 3 and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud—that horror fans will undoubtedly want to add to their home media collections. And for all you William Friedkin fans out there, Shout Select has put together a stellar Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of To Live and Die in L.A. that is absolutely worth owning.

Other notable releases for November 22nd include Intruder,
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David Cronenberg puts Canada on the horror map with yet another early career ick-fest, about a vampiric woman armed with a new mutant organ. Marilyn Chambers is the dangerous female who spreads a plague of bloody murder. Fun for the whole family.



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1977 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 91 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / 34.93

Starring Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Allan Moyle, Robert A. Silverman.

Cinematography René Verzier

Makeup Effects Joe Blasco

Music Supervisor Ivan Reitman

Editor Jean Lafleur

Produced by John Dunning, Ivan Reitman

Written and Directed by David Cronenberg

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Now available in Region A, David Cronenberg’s Rabid is slightly different than the Blu-ray released in the UK last year by Arrow. It’s touted as a new transfer. Some of the previous extras have been retained and others dropped, and two new items have been added.
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Contest: Win David Cronenberg’s Rabid Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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The infection spreads on November 22nd with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of David Cronenberg's Rabid, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Rabid.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Rabid Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 26th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.


Rabid Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "With Rabid, acclaimed director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch) delivers a high-tension thriller filled with "zombified sluts and shock moments… an irresistible combination that Cronenberg handles well" (Almar Haflidason, BBC)!

After undergoing radical emergency surgery,
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David Cronenberg’s Rabid Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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Scream Factory will unleash the infectious fear and creepy chaos of David Cronenberg’s Rabid on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray beginning November 22nd, and we have high-def clips and a trailer teasing the film's 2K makeover.

Rabid Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "With Rabid, acclaimed director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch) delivers a high-tension thriller filled with "zombified sluts and shock moments… an irresistible combination that Cronenberg handles well" (Almar Haflidason, BBC)!

After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first leading role in a mainstream film) develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which in turn swiftly drives them insane… and makes them equally bloodthirsty.

Follow the lovely but deadly Rose through her terrifying ordeal as victim by victim, the spreading circle of casualties grows... until no one
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Cronenberg Fans Rejoice! Classics Rabid and Dead Ringers Coming to Blu-ray From Scream Factory

It's been a great couple of years for fans of Canadian body-horror pioneer David Cronenberg. While I've not been terribly impressed with his contemporary work, I have been pleased at the wealth of re-releases of his classic work on Blu-ray over several labels.  The latest pair hitting home video are his late '70s Marilyn Chambers vehicle, Rabid, and the Jeremy Ironsiest Jeremy Irons film ever, Dead Ringers, featuring a double dose of your daily recommended dosage of Irons. Both discs hit store shelves in November, and we have the details below....

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A Double Dose of Cronenberg Body Horror Heading Your Way This November from Scream Factory!!

One of the most unique filmmakers of all time, director David Cronenberg is huge to many, many horror fans and thanks to the gang over at Scream Factory, two of the Canadian filmmaker’s most beloved films are getting the Collector’s Edition Bluray treament this November. The November 15th release of Dead Ringers and the November 22th release of Rabid marks the first time we’ve gotten Cronenberg output with the Scream Factory label on it, and I for one, think that’s awesome. Full info and spec are below. Will you fright fanatics be picking these classics up?

Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It’s uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women – including unsuspecting Claire.

In a role that won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award,
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Full Release Details for David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers and Rabid Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

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This November, Scream Factory will release Dead Ringers and Rabid on Collector's Edition Blu-rays, respectively, and to help make the wait a little sweeter, they've unveiled the full list of special features for both David Cronenberg movies.

Press Release: Progenitor of the body horror genre and master of psychological terror, filmmaker David Cronenberg is known for his visceral style, crafting stories that interweave audacious physical transformations with challenging narratives and complex emotional arcs.

This November, two seminal Cronenberg films, Dead Ringers and Rabid, make their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray debuts from Scream Factory. Each film features a new 2k scan and is loaded with new bonus features, making these critically acclaimed masterpieces must-owns for cinephiles.

Dead Ringers November 15th, 2016

Cronenberg’s haunting tale of twin gynecologists and the woman they both love will make its Blu-ray debut November 15th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with Morgan Creek Productions. The two-disc
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'A guy does one or two horror movies and he's remaking 'Spider-Man'': An interview with the Soska Sisters

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'A guy does one or two horror movies and he's remaking 'Spider-Man'': An interview with the Soska Sisters
Anyone familiar with the work of Jen and Sylvia Soska knows the identical twin filmmakers owe more than a small debt to the early and mid-career oeuvre of David Cronenberg. Like the acclaimed director, the Soskas are both Canadian natives and specialize in "body horror," the sub-genre exploiting viewers' innate fears of physical disfigurement that was practically invented (or at least taken to a more outré level) by Cronenberg. Over the course of his career, Cronenberg gave us such squeamish classics as 1975's high-rise horror show Shivers, 1983's surreal Videodrome, and the uber-grisly 1986 remake of The Fly. Given these similarities, it's fitting that the Soskas -- arguably best known for their intensely gory body-modification horror film American Mary -- are currently in the process of remaking Cronenberg's 1977 movie Rabid, which starred pornographic film actress Marilyn Chambers as a woman who develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Gimme Danger’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Gimme Danger’
When you watch the great rock & rollers (Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Johnny Rotten, Prince, Elvis), it’s easy to feel that each of them has a wild animal inside, a jubilant — or angry — erotic exhibitionist demon. Starting in the late ’60s, Iggy Pop was that animal. He was the rock & roll id fully exposed for the first time — not just wild but naked, an imp of fury, truly and defiantly out of control, leaping and stage-diving and crawling and prostrating himself, a rock god who looked like he’d slithered out of the gutter and was now going to sacrifice himself on the altar of anarchy. His uniform, as it were, smashed every barrier of decency and taste: Bare-chested, with a body that was all sinew and abs and bone (he liked to hold it in the shape of an S), wearing nothing but a dog collar and leather pants,
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The Soska Sisters to remake David Cronenberg’s Rabid

Soska sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk) have signed on to direct a remake of David Lynch’s classic 1977 horror film Rabid, Variety has revealed.

The original film starred Marilyn Chambers as a woman who undergoes a surgical operation after a motorcycle accident and develops a phallic stinger used to feed on people’s blood, infecting her victims with a disease than turns them into rabid zombies.

“The work of David Cronenberg is legendary, and Rabid is much more than just a horror movie,” states the Soskas. “The real message of his film is powerful, and even more pivotal as we look at the world around us today. It’s an honor to be involved in this love letter to his original, which we handle with the same respect as Paul Schrader’s Cat People, Alexandre Aja’s The Hills Have Eyes and John Carpenter’s The Thing.
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Remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid Announced, Jen and Sylvia Soska to Direct

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It’s capable of transforming loved ones into relentless killers, and the deadly infection featured in David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977) will find new life in a newly announced remake that’s set to be directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska.

Variety reports the Rabid remake news, revealing that Somerville House Releasing has teamed up with Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker to finance not only a film based on Cronenberg’s Rabid, but a TV series as well.

It’s unclear how involved the Soskas (American Mary, See No Evil 2) will be with the TV series, but filming on the feature-length remake is expected to start this summer in Canada. Here’s what the Soskas had to say about joining the project (via Variety):

“The work of David Cronenberg is legendary and ‘Rabid’ is much more than just a horror movie. The real message of his film is powerful,
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Remake Of David Cronenberg's 'Rabid' Starts Shooting This Summer

While there has been talking of redoing David Cronenberg films over the past few years — a "Shivers" remake was brewing a while back, and Cronenberg himself had a new take on "The Fly" that 20th Century Fox passed on — none have come to pass. But that changes this summer. Read More: Retrospective: The Films Of David Cronenberg Filmmaking duo Sylvia and Jen Soska (“American Mary,” “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” and “See No Evil 2”) will be directing a remake of "Rabid." Cronenberg's fourth feature follows a woman (played by porn star Marilyn Chambers in the original) who survives a motorcycle crash, and receives life-saving skin grafts, only to develop a phallic stinger that feeds on blood, turning its victims into zombies. And things get more horrific from there. There's no word yet on casting, but with filming gearing up to start in the summer, more news should be coming soon.
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Soska Sisters To Remake Cronenberg's "Rabid"

Sister directors Jen and Sylvia Soska ("American Mary," "See No Evil 2") have come on board to helm a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 Canadian zombie thriller "Rabid" for Somerville House Releasing.

Porn star Marilyn Chambers played the lead role in the original of a woman injured in a motorcycle accident who undergoes experimental plastic surgery and develops a stinger that she uses to feed on people’s blood - triggering an outbreak of a rabies-like epidemic that turns its victims into bloodthirsty zombies.

One of Cronenberg's earliest works, the filmmaker went on to the likes of more well-known terror tales like "Scanners," "The Brood," "Videodrome" and "The Fly".

John Vidette, Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker will produce. Filming will take place in the summer in Canada.

Source: Variety
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Soska Sisters to Direct Remake of David Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’ (Exclusive)

Soska Sisters to Direct Remake of David Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’ (Exclusive)
The directing duo of Jen and Sylvia Soska has come on board to direct a remake of David Cronenberg’s zombie thriller “Rabid,” Variety has learned.

John Vidette’s Somerville House Releasing has entered into a joint venture with Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker to produce a feature film and original TV series based on the 1977 Canadian horror film.

Rabid” starred Marilyn Chambers, who was attempting to move from her successful career as a pornographic actress into the mainstream. The film explored the world of experimental plastic surgery with Chambers playing a woman injured in a motorcycle accident who underwent a surgical operation and developed a stinger that she used to feed on people’s blood — triggering an outbreak of a rabies-like epidemic that turned its victims into bloodthirsty zombies.

The Soskas, who are identical twin sisters from British Columbia, directed “American Mary,” “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” and “See No Evil 2.
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200 Greatest Horror Films (150-141)

Special Mention: Death Proof

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino

USA, 2007

Genre: Slasher

The obvious reference points of Death Proof are such movies as Vanishing Point, Roadgames, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, and even Spielberg’s Duel – but Death Proof is influenced by more than just vehicular horror. Tarantino’s homage to the road-fury genre is really two movies in one, offering two versions of the same story about two separate groups of beautiful women who are stalked by a homicidal maniac who uses his car (his weapon of choice) to terrorize and eventually kill his victims. Death Proof can easily be viewed as two slasher films, with the second half acting as a sequel, offering new, beautiful victims for the murderous Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) to terrorize. It’s a grim stalk-and-slash picture with a blaring commentary of female empowerment. Replace the typical sharp edged blade with a car, and
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Ed Sheeran set for cameo role in Home and Away

Singer filmed scenes for Australian soap while on tour in the country, where episode will air before being shown in the UK in the winter

A cameo appearance by Ed Sheeran in Australian soap Home and Away is about to premiere on the small screen.

The British singer filmed his scenes while on tour in Australia this year, and now his appearance is about to air in the country. Sheeran plays Teddy, one of the children longstanding character Marilyn Chambers – played by Emily Symons – was nanny to when she lived in the UK.

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