Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rabid (1977)

Director: David Cronenberg

Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Susan Roman

Rose is involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Her injuries are severe, but it accident happened near a clinic that specializes in new forms of cosmetic surgery. The skin graphs that are applied to her body cause a reaction where she craves human blood. Her starts to going on feeding frenzies in the hospital and outside of it. The only problem is that all of the people that she bites start to turn rabid, and they start attacking people.

I'm a fan of David Cronenberg's movies, but this one just did not do it for me. It was not creepy, odd or gory. It was just there. The movie was just moving pictures before your eyes, nothing more. The story seemed like it would be just another zombie more, and it was more or less. The fact that Marilyn Chambers, the porn star, was in the movie probably help a lot with the sales. I'm sure many people went just to see her in the movie. She is nude in the movie, but that is no big deal, since she is a porn star.

The gore in the movie was not that bad at all. I wanted more, but it was a bit tame for the material. The thing that came out of Rose's armpit that drained their blood was really strange. It looked like a penis with a needle sticking out the tip of it. That was the oddest part of the movie.

This is a movie to watch, if there is nothing else on. I was hoping that it would have been better than it was, but that is just my opinion of it. I watched it so you don't have to.


Rabid (1977) Trailer

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