After watching a Cronenberg film it's difficult not to watch another. I just loved burying myself in those late 70s Canadian vibes. The familiar scenery, cold climate, Christmas decorations and morbid visuals are just what I crave this time of year.
Rabid takes what Cronenberg accomplished in Shivers and offers a more structured and polished offering. While not as risky or progressive as Shivers Rabid still delivers a mean spirited and terrifying experience. Infectious arm pit parasites, murderous rabies outbreaks and widespread violence and carnage make this a bleak affair. Especially that ending! Dayum.
This has never been a top five Cronenberg film for me but I love it just the same. Cronenberg made some of the most viscerally charged films in his early days and there's really nothing else that comes close. A unique style that could never be duplicated.