- Today Oct 20
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R
Release Year: 1977
Starring: Frank Moore, Howard Ryshpan, Joe Silver, Marilyn Chambers, Patricia Gage
Picking up where his taboo-busting SHIVERS left off, RABID is the next-level iteration of David Cronenberg’s obsession with sexual body horror as a late-nite creature feature.
Former adult film star Marilyn Chambers plays a woman who, after a motorcycle accident, wakes up in a hospital with new skin and a new appetite. As the city of Montréal transforms into an incubator for gunk-spewing vampires, the ghostly Chambers finds herself at war with her body and the world.
RABID is young Cronenberg firing on all cylinders. Featuring a focused and intense performance from Chambers, clever statements on vanity / greed and a grotesque lil’ beastie that looks like a penis with teeth, RABID is a high-water mark in lysergic horror. This includes the show-stopping scene involving a machine gun and Santa Claus!