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The Soska Sisters' reworking of Rabid on Blu-ray & DVD in October

18 September 2019

Acclaimed horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska aka ‘The Twisted Twins’ (American Mary) are back with their next nightmare – the bloody, brutal and deranged Rabid.

After aspiring fashion designer Rose (Laura Vandervoort) suffers a disfiguring traffic accident she undergoes a radical and untested stem-cell treatment. The experimental transformation is a miraculous success, transforming her into a ravishing beauty. But she soon develops an uncontrollable sexual appetite, resulting in several torrid encounters, which sees her lovers become rabid carriers of death and disease. As the illness mutates and the contagion spreads out of control, all hell breaks loose as the infected rampage through the city on a violent and gruesome killing spree.

Based on the original horror from David Cronenberg, Rabid has already courted controversy getting the Soska Sisters banned from Twitter for sharing an image from the film. So buckle up and prepare for a blood-soaked ride.

The film stars Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw, Bitten), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Cold Pursuit) and Phil ‘C.M. Punk’ Brooks (Girl on the Third Floor) and was written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska.

Rabid Blu-ray cover art

Rabid will be released on UK Blu-ray and DVD by 101 Films on 7 October 2019.

Blu-ray special features:

  • The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film – Part Two: An Emerging Revolution: New Territories & Diverse Fears, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik (exclusive to Blu-ray)
  • Behind the scenes with Jen & Sylvia Soska
  • An interview with Laura Vandervoor
  • FrightFest Presents The Soska Sisters' on-set message to the FrightFest 2018 audience, with Paul McEvoy

DVD special features:

  • Behind the scenes with Jen & Sylvia Soska
  • An interview with Laura Vandervoort
  • FrightFest Presents The Soska Sisters' on set message to the FrightFest 2018 audience, with Paul McEvoy