Like Traci Lords in Excision, here we have another ex porn star Marilyn Chambers playing a role in a horror film. She does a great job. She’s calm until the disease kicks in and then she’s, well she’s almost like “Rabid.” As a beautiful woman, men are always forcing herself on her which gives her the chance to infect many of them, they must feel very sorry when they get the virus.
R | 1h 31min | Horror, Sci-Fi | 8 April 1977 (USA)
A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic.
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver
This is classified on a few services as “body horror.” In truth, there are only a few scenes that could merit such a label The director David Cronenberg gives us a lot of flesh on the gurney and peel some back while chopping or otherwise getting more of it off the victims. I liked the film but to risk stating a critic cliché, it watched like some kind of soft porn film on Cinemax. They could have done a lot more with it if we knew more about the virus. There’s a lot of unexplained stuff here. I can say it was a fun watch and it was fun watching the misogynistic doctors and assorted males get bitten. 7/10.