Rabid (2019 film)
Rabid is a 2019 Canadian horror film directed and co-written by Jen and Sylvia Soska and starring Laura Vandervoort, Ben Hollingsworth, and Phil Brooks. It is a remake of the 1977 film of the same name directed by David Cronenberg.
|Directed by||Jen Soska|
by David Cronenberg
|Music by||Claude Foisy|
|Edited by||Erin Deck|
Rabid is premiered at the London FrightFest Film Festival on August 26, 2019.
- Laura Vandervoort as Rose
- Ben Hollingsworth as Brad, a fashion photographer
- Ted Atherton as Dr. William Burroughs
- Stephen Huszar as Dominic
- Phil Brooks as Billy
- Greg Bryk
- Stephen McHattie
- Hanneke Talbot as Chelsea, Rose's best friend
- Mackenzie Gray as Gunter, a fashion designer
- AJ Mendez as Kira
In February 2016, Jen and Sylvia Soska were hired to direct a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 horror film Rabid, with producers Michael Walker, Paul LaLonde and John Vidette. The film had entered pre-production by February 2018, during which time the Soskas described the project as a continuation of the "thoughts and conversation" from the original and "modernized through a female perspective". In May 2018, Laura Vandervoort was cast as the film's protagonist, Rose.
The film is being produced by Back 40 Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation, and is financed by Media Finance Capital. Distribution rights were acquired by A71 Entertainment in Canada, Shout! Studios in the United States, and 101 Films in the United Kingdom.
Rabid premiered at the London FrightFest Film Festival on August 26, 2019. "Rabid" held its US premiere on October 15, 2019 at Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film will open in select theaters, digitally and On Demand on December 13, 2019 from Shout! Studios.
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