Rabid

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.

Rabid (1977)
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.

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