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Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Sylvia and Jen Soska, known as The Soska Sisters, have made quite a name for themselves directing, writing and acting in some of most visceral, brutal horror films of the last ten years. Their breakout film, 2009’s Dead Hooker in a Trunk, attracted more attention for its controversial name than the movie itself. However, it established the style and mystique the Soska name would bring to independent film. I have to give Sylvia and Jen props for taking on the re-imagining of one of Canada’s greatest director’s best films.

“You’ve just had reconstructive surgery… You can’t take your bandages off just yet!”

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Verotika versus Rabid ’77

Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner we have the classic 1977 David Cronenberg film, Rabid. In the opposite corner, we have the Glenn Danzig opus, Verotika. Is one a better film than the other? Will the cult classic crush the newcomer or will the Master Misfit cut new horror film ground based on his comic book kingdom?

If you’re like me, your interest in anything Danzig related was piqued the moment it was announced he was working on a movie. Unfortunately, the promise faded with ever passing time…

“Pray it doesn’t happen to you.”

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PROJECT X on Blu-ray & The Soska Sisters’ Twisted Nightmare RABID on Blu-ray & DVD Available Now from 101 Films

PROJECT X on Blu-ray & The Soska Sisters' Twisted Nightmare RABID on Blu-ray & DVD Available Now from 101 Films

Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, Project X features a secret agent brought back from cryogenic suspension after surviving a plane crash…. and acclaimed horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka The Twisted Twins, are back with their next nightmare – the bloody, brutal and deranged Rabid!

“It happened in this universe a long time ahead, the year 2118…”

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FrightFest Presents the World Premiere of Jen and Sylvia Soska’s Terrifying New Nightmare RABID on 26 August

FrightFest Presents the World Premiere of Jen and Sylvia Soska's Terrifying New Nightmare RABID on 26 August

Acclaimed horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska – aka The Twisted Twins – are back with their next nightmare; the bloody, brutal and deranged Rabid!

After aspiring fashion designer Rose suffers a disfiguring traffic accident she undergoes a radical and untested stem-cell treatment. She soon develops an uncontrollable sexual appetite, resulting in several torrid encounters, which sees her lovers become rabid carriers of death and disease…

“You’ve just had reconstructive surgery… You can’t take your bandages off just yet!”

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David Cronenberg’s RABID (26 August) & Lost 90s Horror SKINNER (23 September) Head to Blu-ray from 101 Films Black Label

David Cronenberg's RABID (26 August) & Lost 90s Horror SKINNER (23 September) Head to Blu-ray from 101 Films Black Label David Cronenberg's RABID (26 August) & Lost 90s Horror SKINNER (23 September) Head to Blu-ray from 101 Films Black Label

101 Films is proud to present Rabid, the enduringly tense and gruesome horror on two-disc special edition Blu-ray – scanned from the original camera negative at director David Cronenberg’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1) – and Skinner on special edition dual-format Blu-ray/DVD, in all its sinful, sleazy and violent glory.

“Pray it doesn’t happen to you.”

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