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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.


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


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


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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Dr. William Burroughs is named after writer William S. Burroughs. As Rose is healing from the procedure, Dr. Burroughs actually listens to a recording of "Advice For Young People", in which the author William S. Burroughs talks about psychic vampires: "If, after having been exposed to someone's presence, you feel as if you've lost a quart of plasma, avoid that presence. You need it like you need pernicious anemia. We don't like to hear the word 'vampire' here. Trying to improve our PR. 'Interdependence' is the keyword. Enlightened interdependence. Life in all its rich variety. Take a little; leave a little. However, by the inexorable logistics of the vampiric process, they always take more than they leave." See more »


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


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It could've been so much better.
25 October 2019 | by ronnievanrijswijkSee all my reviews

I'm not the biggest fan of remakes or reimaginings but i wanted to watch a movie in the evening and i thought let's give Rabid a chance, since it's based on the work of Cronenberg. I thought it was really well made for the first 45 minutes, i thought it was going to be an arthouse movie since they focused so much on the main character (and her struggle) who suffers from facial deformity which was caused by an accident. And then came the moment where they came up with a great scene which definitely pays tribute to Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, which is one of my favorite scenes from Rabid. After that the movie slowly turns into mediocrity, i love horror but i didn't expected that they would ruin the second half of the movie by turning it into a zombie movie. A real turn off if you ask me, any work of Cronenberg doesn't deserve to be treated like this. There were a few interesting points towards the end but it doesn't save the movie as a whole, what a shame.

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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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