Directed by David Cronenberg
In David Cronenberg’s must-see cult favorite, a woman named Rose (porn star Marilyn Chambers) develops a thirst for blood after receiving experimental surgery. When Rose wakes up, she finds a stinger under her armpit which she uses to feed off victims, who later turn rabid and attack others. RABID is body horror as only Cronenberg can do, with sex and death inextricably linked thanks to Rose’s phallic parasite. Chambers gamely made the leap to “respectable” films, and die-hard disco fans may recognize her bizarro single “Benihana” playing over one particularly nasty attack. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
In David Cronenberg’s early cult favorite, a woman develops a thirst for blood after experimental plastic surgery.
Cast: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver
It was a bit long for a nothing special but ok movie.
As gross as I hoped for.
I watched this with Joe Bob. Oh man, I love David Cronenberg’s body horror films. This one is just great. I love the approach and passion he put into his movies. The special effects are just gross enough. The connection between sex and terror is ever present in this film. The melodrama of the main storyline of the characters is kind of boring to me.