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rabid, body horror, doomsday film

Rabid is a 1977 body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. Marilyn Chambers stars, with Frank Moore, Howard Ryshpan, Joe Silver and Robert A. Silverman.

Plot summary

A critically-injured woman victim of a motorcycle accident is taken to the plastic surgery clinic of Doctor Dan Keloid, where some of her intact tissue is treated to become "morphogenetically neutral" and grafted to fire-damaged areas of her body in the hope that they will differentiate and replace the damaged skin and organs.

Unfortunately, the woman's body unexpectedly accepts the transplants: she develops an anal-like orifice under an armpit, within it hides a phallic stinger. She uses it to feed on the blood of other people, and afterwards wiping their memories of their incidents with her.

It soon is apparent that her every victim transforms to a rabid zombie whose bite spreads the disease, eventually causing the city to fall into chaos before the outbreak can be contained.

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