The story is a bit threadbare, but the actors put in good performances, and the growing sense of full blown contamination is timeless. 3 1/2 stars
In this film the themes of his previous feature Shivers continue leading to a rabies like infection of the city of Montreal.
The music score reminded me of Halloween with the piano chords.
The film reminded me of 28 Days Later with its blood borne rage theme but remember this was made some 26 Years Previous!
The low budget doesn't detract from the quality of the film if anything it adds to it.
Worth watching for Cronenberg fans, but be warned that it is not at the level of his other early horror movies. It kind of gets lost in between two of his better early horror movies (Shivers and The Brood), much like The Crazies gets lost between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead for George Romero. That I feel is a fair comparison to be made here.
I preferred Shivers, his previous film, and it's pretty similar in the sense of a disease quickly overrunning a small population and largely taking place around a high rise apartment building.
It kind of made me uncomfortable at times - it didn't seem all that nice towards women, for example the extra "mouth", a lot of female nudity and though the lead actress is good, it is interesting to watch the extra features on this disc and discover she was actually a porn star.
I'm a bit iffy on this director.
Yep, and it just gets crazier and crazier. Surprisingly well acted, and filled with subtle themes on the medical profession, police states and promiscuity.
Aunque esta vez se centra mucho mejor en la figura de la portadora, que en el caso de Shivers, no puedo evitar pensar que aquella era un filme mucho más compacto.
La estructura de Rabia a veces te pierde pues no encuentra un balance muy bueno entre las diferentes subtramas que se van entrelazando y aunque relacionadas casi parecen estar en planos distintos.
Aun así como obra para ir descubriendo a Cronenberg, es de visionado obligatorio.