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Rabid (2019)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 13 December 2019 (USA)
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The quiet Rose works in women's fashion clothing, hoping to be a designer. A traffic accident damages her face. She gets experimental stem cell treatment, leaving her stronger and prettier than ever - but there's a side effect.

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Jen Soska (as The Soska Sisters), Sylvia Soska (as The Soska Sisters)

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John Serge (story), John Serge (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Vandervoort ... Rose
Benjamin Hollingsworth ... Brad Hart
Ted Atherton ... Dr. William Burroughs
Hanneke Talbot ... Chelsea
Stephen Huszar ... Dominic
Mackenzie Gray ... Gunter
Stephen McHattie ... Dr. Keloid
Kevin Hanchard ... Dr. Riley
Heidi von Palleske ... Dr. Elliot
Joel Labelle ... Trent Taylor
C.M. Punk ... Billy (as Phillip Brooks)
Edie Inksetter ... Dr. Beverly
Tristan Risk ... Nurse Dana / Cynthia Creature
Sylvia Soska ... Bev
Jen Soska ... Ellie
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What happens when you realize that to achieve your dreams you have to live a nightmare? Rose is a quiet, demure, unassuming woman in her looks and actions. Her dream is to become a famous designer in the fashion world, but a terrible accident leaves Rose scarred beyond recognition. She seeks out a radical untested stem cell treatment. The treatment is nothing short of a miracle and wallflower Rose turns into the belle of the ball. It all seems to good to be true. She is now everything she wanted to be. But everything in life comes at a price and this new found perfect life is no exception.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Producer Paul Lalonde is most known for his Christian films, including Left Behind: The Movie (2000) starring Kirk Cameron as well as the remake Left Behind (2014) starring Nicolas Cage. Rabid (2019) marks his first non-religious project. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Keloid says the accident punctured Rose's abdomen, but the bandages are on her chest. See more »

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A subpar remake of a somewhat-okay original! [+38%]
12 May 2020 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

I've not been a fan of The Soska Sisters' work thus far, and Rabid barely offers anything to change that opinion. Apart from Laura Vandervoort's, the performances were on par with bad t.v shows of the 90s and early 2000s. In fact, everything about Rabid feels appropriate for the television format. It's difficult to believe that the inspiration here is one of Cronenberg's early (and ludicrous) works. The last act fails to make any sense. If the Soskas believed this to be "high art", then someone better let them know that they're not The Wachowskis. And oh, CM Punk and his wife appear in inconsequential cameos.


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Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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