The 20th Arrow FrightFest London is weeks away and is leaving space in the line-up for “the Twisted Twins” themselves, Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary) to present new horror thriller, Rabid, revamped from David Cronenberg’s 1977 original.
An official trailer is now out and about along with new poster art and stills for the film being billed as “bloody, brutal and deranged”, starring Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Cold Pursuit) and Phil ‘C.M. Punk’ Brooks (Girl on the Third Floor).
After aspiring fashion designer Rose (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.
The Soska sibs will be on hand to debut for the first time in the UK with a 2K restoration of David Cronenberg’s Rabid starring Marilyn Chambers on August 25. FrightFest will follow suit with a world premiere of the Soskas’ new film on August 26 at 5:45pm in the Arrow Video Screen and at 6:15pm in the Horror Channel Screen at the Cineworld Leicester Square. Tickets are now on sale, and you can you can buy them by clicking here!