Rabid Reviews

September 16, 2019
Still holds up just as well today as it ever has... this new release of Rabid is an utter delight of a package from 101 Films
July 22, 2019
Cronenberg casts [Chambers] in a different kind of skin flick, and allows her to weaponise her seductive charms and to penetrate those who would do the same to her - all in the service of an animalistic lust (for blood) that is Insatiable...
May 1, 2019
Cronenberg tackles issues of a hypersexual society, in which bodily technology has far surpassed our moral capacities.
January 3, 2018
"It's Cronenberg's best full-stop horror movie, I think, one where the horror comes first and the subtext is almost accidental. Later, it would be the reverse..."
November 21, 2016
Remains effectively squirmy, gruesome, and even prescient nearly forty years after its release.
January 30, 2015
After the shock tactics of Shivers, Cronenberg's next venture into body horror is more subdued, but holds up surprisingly well.
February 24, 2013
Cinema as a sustained bout of fever, a melancholy defense of Pandora
October 19, 2009
Revolting, yes, but still, an intelligent predecessor to some more moronic efforts in the same genre.
May 21, 2009
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
None of the other recent apocalypse movies has shown so much political or cinematic sophistication.
December 5, 2005
July 5, 2005
June 10, 2005
Te raw, seductive appeal that Chambers conveys is what really keeps you going from one sequence to the next.
January 17, 2005
David Cronenberg's underrated second film continues to develop his theme of body manipulation.
March 10, 2004
April 21, 2003
Not Cronenberg at his peak, but neither is it without interest.
March 9, 2003
shows the early signs of the talent of someone who has become renowned for creating thought-provoking material
July 14, 2002
Chambers acquits herself well, and Cronenberg is nothing less than competent.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately Rabid boils down to zombified sluts and shock moments but it's an irresistible combination that Cronenberg handles well.