Rabid (1977)

David Cronenberg directs Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore and Joe Silver in this body horror chiller where a woman infected with a penetrating mutation turns everyone she feeds on into a cannibalistic zombie.

Bleak and grimy – the occasional shoddy cheapness of this only adds to the unease. What starts out as a nasty little horror in a plastic surgery clinic suddenly begins to expand in scope rapidly. By the last reel, we are watching a global pandemic play out relatively convincingly. A lot of the infected are bad actors (and ugly to boot) who out stay their welcome in only one or two scenes. But porn star aiming for the mainstream Marilyn Chambers is surprisingly capable. Holding the eye and steadying the plot with her protruding grotesque secret and new unpalatable lusts.


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