Ahead of its U.S. Premiere at Screamfest next week (Oct. 15), Scream Factory! has announced a release date for Jen and Sylvia Soska‘s Rabid, their remake of the 1977 film from David Cronenberg.
While we really would have enjoyed an October release for Rabid, the film will open in theaters and on VOD platforms Friday the 13th of December.
Meagan reviewed Rabid, calling it “a love letter to Cronenberg and Canada”, further adding that the “gore and makeup effects are worth the price of admission, and so is this new iteration of Rose.”
Here’s a brand new trailer.
In the film, “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.”
Ben Hollingsworth also stars as “Brad”, a fashion photographer with Hanneke Talbot (“Playing Dead”) portraying Rose’s best friend Chelsea; and Mackenzie Gray (“Legion”, “Riverdale”) is arrogant fashion designer “Gunter”. Rabid will also feature WWE superstars CM Punk as “Billy” and his wife, New York Times best-selling author AJ Mendez as “Kira”.