Trailer released for the Soska sisters’ remake of Cronenberg’s Rabid

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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A trailer has arrived online for "twisted twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska's remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film RABID, and we have that trailer embedded below.

The remake stars Laura Vandervoort as Rose, a character who was played by Marilyn Chambers in the original film. The film is set in the world of high fashion, and Rose wants to

become a fashion designer. After an accident leaves her scarred, she undergoes a radical untested stem cell treatment. The wallflower turns into the belle of the ball and starts to realize her ambitions, but also unwittingly sets off a bloody spiral of contagion.

Vandervoort's co-stars include Greg Byrk, Ben Hollingsworth, Mackenzie Gray, Hanneke Talbot, Stephen McHattie, AJ Mendez, CM Punk, Heidi von Palleske, and Ted Atherton.

Judging by the trailer, the RABID remake looks more like a goofy B-movie than I was expecting it to, but it could be fun. My favorite thing about it is the broadcast warning people to "avoid all animals and humans exhibiting violent or erratic behavior". Oh, thanks for the advice, I never would have thought of trying to do that if you hadn't told me.

RABID will be having its world premiere at London's Frightfest, which is set to take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from August 22nd – 26th. The Soska sisters will be attending the festival and will also be introducing a screening of the original RABID.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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