After releasing in theaters and On Demand, as well on Blu-ray and DVD via Shout! Factory, here in the states, Jen and Sylvia Soska's take on David Cronenberg's classic Rabid will finally be released on Canadian VOD platforms and DVD beginning tomorrow, April 28th.
In Rabid, after aspiring fashion designer Rose (Laura Vandervoort) suffers a disfiguring traffic accident she undergoes a radical and untested stem-cell treatment. The experimental transformation is a miraculous success, transforming her into a ravishing beauty. But she soon develops an uncontrollable sexual appetite, resulting in several torrid encounters, which sees her lovers become rabid carriers of death and disease. As the illness mutates and the contagion spreads out of control, all hell breaks loose as the infected rampage through the city on a violent and gruesome killing spree.
The film also stars Benjamin Hollingsworth ("Code Black", Cold Pursuit) and Phil "C.M. Punk" Brooks (The Girl on the Third Floor).
Rabid was produced by John Vidette, Paul Lalonde, and Michael Walker.
In his review, Chase stated, "The Soska Sisters’ Rabid borrows very lightly from the original Cronenberg film. At least two-thirds of this movie is their own invention, and Cronenberg’s concept is only the sexy pale flesh on this quirky and violent beast."