Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment, alongside 101 Films is thrilled to announce the World Market Premiere of RABID, a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name. Directed by the highly sought after “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk), RABID was named one of the most anticipated horror films of 2019, according to Flick.com.au.
Screenings take place on May 15 at 12 p.m. at Lerins 3 and May 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Lerins 4.
The film stars Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw, “Smallville”, “Bitten”, Saw V) and Ben Hollingsworth (“Code Black”, Cult), and is further enhanced by CM Punk (The Girl on the Third Floor, Queens of the Ring, “Talking Dead”), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen), and Greg Bryk (Saw V, “Bitten”, “Frontier”).
“We’re extremely excited to show RABID for the first time to buyers in Cannes,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment. “The film is a powerful reimagining of a beloved classic with a unique twist to the story. Its commercial approach will enthrall audiences with a modern and relevant spin from the woman’s perspective.”
RABID is written by Jen and Sylvia Soska and John Serge, and led by the twin sister horror-movie directors who established a huge following with the 2012 slasher film American Mary and have recently gained momentum from additional roles from writer to actor to director in films like Fantastic Four.
The Soska Sisters said they love their fans and have been blown away by the outstanding support from every corner of the globe. They know audiences will be ravenous to see their uniquely captivating vision of the film.
Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.
A fresh take on the cult classic is evident through the addition of the visual F/X company, MastersFX, known for their award-winning work on Star Trek: First Contact, Tales from the Crypt, “The Good Doctor”, and “The Handmaid’s Tale”.