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Rabid (2019)

What happens when you realize that to achieve your dreams you have to live a nightmare? Rose is a quiet, demure, unassuming woman in her looks and actions. Her dream is to become a famous ... See full summary »

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Jen Soska (co-director), Sylvia Soska (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Laura Vandervoort ... Rose
Stephen Huszar ... Dominic
Greg Bryk ... Director
Stephen McHattie ... Dr. Keloid
Hanneke Talbot ... Chelsea
Benjamin Hollingsworth ... Brad Hart
C.M. Punk ... Billy
Amanda Zhou ... Paige
Mackenzie Gray ... Gunter
Lynn Lowry ... Dr. Cynthia Burroughs
Jen Soska ... Ellie
Avaah Blackwell ... Gunter's Model
Sylvia Soska ... Bev
Lily Gao ... Stella
Ted Atherton ... Dr. William Burroughs
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What happens when you realize that to achieve your dreams you have to live a nightmare? Rose is a quiet, demure, unassuming woman in her looks and actions. Her dream is to become a famous designer in the fashion world, but a terrible accident leaves Rose scarred beyond recognition. She seeks out a radical untested stem cell treatment. The treatment is nothing short of a miracle and wallflower Rose turns into the belle of the ball. It all seems to good to be true. She is now everything she wanted to be. But everything in life comes at a price and this new found perfect life is no exception.

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

26 August 2019 (UK) See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Producer Paul Lalonde is most known for his Christian films, including Left Behind: The Movie starring Kirk Cameron as well as its 2014 remake starring Nicolas Cage. Rabid marks his first non-religious project. See more »

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Remake of Rabid (1977) See more »

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A brave attempt but falls short of a good remake
1 September 2019 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

Remaking a movie by a guy who was talented enough to create one of the great all-time remakes is ballsy and almost bound to fail. Rabid is close to being a good remake but has too many issues for my liking.

The story: a beautiful fashion designer has a life-changing accident and is doomed to a future of ugliness, unless she undergoes an experimental operation which has unforseen side-effects for her and the city around her ...

It's a cool premise, as was with the original but the pacing is way off. It takes too long to get off the ground and then when it does, lacks focus and seems to be telling two distinct stories rather than one, whereas Cronenberg's movie has a much sharper narrative.

There are a few grisly scenes but not immensly eye-opening for something that really should have people squirming.

The lead actress is good and, on the whole, the acting is solid but let down in a few places by some support roles. The editing could be a lot slicker; some scenes just felt dragged out and irrelevant.

I think it's worth checking out if you like the original but I'd be surprised if many people hail this as a big success.


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