Rabid is a 1977 body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It features Marilyn Chambers in the lead role, supported by Frank Moore, Joe Silver and Howard Ryshpan. Chambers plays a woman who, after being injured in a motorcycle accident and undergoing a surgical operation, develops an orifice under one of her armpits. The orifice hides a phallic/clitoral stinger that she uses to feed on people's blood. Those she feeds upon become infected. Their bite spreads the disease, and they cause massive chaos starting in the Quebec countryside and ending up in Montreal. It is an international co-production between the United States and Canada.
Rose and her boyfriend Hart get into a motorcycle accident in the Quebec countryside, caused by a van parked in the middle of the road. While Hart suffers a broken hand, a separated shoulder and a concussion, Rose is severely injured and burned by the incident. They are both transported to the nearby Keloid Clinic for Plastic Surgery, where head doctor Dan Keloid decides to perform a radical new procedure on Rose. He uses morphogenetically neutral grafts to her chest and abdomen in the hope that it will differentiate and replace the damaged skin and organs. One month later, Hart is released while Rose remains in a coma.
|genre||horror science fiction|
|keywords||attack broken hand business partner canadian armed forces car crash cbrn defense cellular differentiation differentiate driving in reverse foaming at the mouth force garbage truck graft infect injured martial law montreal general hospital morning morphogenesis morphogenetically national guard nbc one night plastic surgery police chief police officer public health rabies rid scream search skin grafting television broadcast truck driver wait|
|productionCompany||Cinema Entertainment Enterprises|
|publisher||Cinepix Film Properties|
|theme||body horror independent science fiction horror vampire zombie|