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The Rage (2007)

R | | Horror | 19 October 2007 (USA)
A crazed scientist experimenting with a rage virus on innocent victims in a laboratory in the woods. When his monstrous subjects escape and vultures devour their remains, they became mutations seeking to feed on humans.

Director:

Robert Kurtzman

Writers:

John Bisson (story and screenplay), Robert Kurtzman (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Divoff ... Dr. Viktor Vasilienko
Erin Brown ... Kat
Ryan Hooks Ryan Hooks ... Josh
Sean Serino ... Pris
Rachel Scheer Rachel Scheer ... Olivia
Anthony Clark Anthony Clark ... Jay
Christopher Allen Nelson ... Larry (as Christopher Nelson)
Reggie Bannister ... Uncle Ben
Angela Gasparec Angela Gasparec ... Cheating Girl
Matt Jerrams Matt Jerrams ... The Commander / Mathius
Alan Tuskes ... Gor
Jillian McLaughlin Jillian McLaughlin ... Shelly
Charles Price Charles Price ... Gooey
Sean Rodgers Sean Rodgers ... Gimp Cage Freak
Carl Hunnell Carl Hunnell ... Squib Head Freak
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Storyline

A crazed scientist experimenting with a rage virus on innocent victims in a laboratory in the woods. When his monstrous subjects escape and vultures devour their remains, they became mutations seeking to feed on humans.

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A Mega-Dose of Pure Terror

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Kurtzman's The Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Precinct 13 Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

_Mushroomhead_ are the band performing at the midnight rave scene. They also shot their videos for Damage Done and 12 Hundred on the set of The Rage. See more »

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When the zombie vultures are attacking the RV, a zombie's dismembered head is thrown through the RV window with enough force to break the glass. However, the only creatures outside the RV are the vultures and the decapitated zombie, which is trapped under the vehicle. There is no explanation for the head's flight into the RV. See more »

Quotes

Kat: Die, you fucking evil Oompa Loompa!
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Crazy Credits

All freaks and mutant vultures were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


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12 Hundred
performed by Mushroomhead
Courtesy by Megaforce Records
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Crazy, cheap, bloody fun.
28 March 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Fans of trashy horror rejoice, for Robert Kurtzman, the 'K' from awesome effects team KNB, has given us The Rage: a demented, dumb gore-soaked film that manages to go from simply mad in the first half, to completely insane towards the end.

Featuring terrible acting, dodgy CGI effects, and bucket-loads of cheesy gore, this film sure isn't going to be to everyone's taste, but those who dig crazy schlock horror will have a blast: Kurtzman throws in everything but the kitchen sink to guarantee an enjoyable ride for gore-hounds.

Andrew Divoff (who also starred in Kurtzman's The Wishmaster) stars as Dr. Viktor Vasilienko, a Russian scientist who decides to punish capitalist society after a money-hungry drugs conglomerate steals his cure for cancer (because their 'preventative' medicine is far more profitable than a cure), discredits him, and sends him to an insane asylum. Vasilienko eventually escapes and plots revenge, creating a virus called The Rage, which turns victims into uncontrollable bloodthirsty maniacs; only when his cancer cure is publicly acknowledged will he release the antidote.

Things go awry, however, when one of the mad scientist's test subjects escapes into the woods, dies and become vulture fodder: the birds also contract The Rage, and become airborne killers, which is not good news for a bunch of 'twenty-somethings' (including Erin Brown AKA Misty Mundae, star of many a soft-core sex flick) who are travelling through the area in their RV.

With shonky vomiting mad-vulture puppets, a death-during-sex scene (always a winner), a killer hunchback dwarf wearing the face and hair of a little girl (and grunting silly phrases such as 'kiss the monkey'!), giant leech attacks, and CGI feces (seen as a pole is rammed into the ass of a bald, blind 'zombie' called Gor!), The Rage is sheer low-budget lunacy from a film-maker who is obviously having loads of fun entertaining us.


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