Marilyn Chambers (Rose), Frank Moore (Hart Read), Joe Silver
(Murray Cypher), Howard Ryshpan (Dr. Dan Kyloid), Patricia Gage (Dr. Roxanne Kyloid)
This Canadian horror film launched the career of David
Cronenberg, whose later films also had similar themes and visual style.
Following a motorcycle accident and subsequent life-saving
surgery, a woman develops a bloodlust which infects the people of Montreal and surrounding areas.
With a pornographic film star in the lead role, Rabid doubles
up as a metaphor for promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseases as well as an alternative zombie flick.
It has amassed a respectable cult following since its original
release and though it had obvious budgetary restraints, David Cronenberg did a great job in the director's chair. A remake is in consideration, but I personally hope it doesn't