Rabid, when it was first released back in 1977, was a landmark entry into the Canadian horror pantheon. Now, more than 40 years later, we have a remake by the Canadian filmmaking duo the Twisted Twins, Jennifer and Sylvia Soska. Taking the core skeleton of what made the first film so special but branching off into its own direction, Rabid (2019) proves to be a solid film. While not everything works as well as I would have liked, what does results in a fun and bloody watch.
As a long time fan of the horror genre, I always find it exciting when a filmmaker tries to mix up a tried and tested formula.
Director Robert Eggers is slated to bring his most recent film The Lighthouse to wide release this week and in preparation for this, he has been doing a series of interviews, that gives us a better look at the complexity and work that went into this film.