(Courtesy of Chris Garofalo)
As Back 40 Pictures and Shout! Studios continue production, actress Laura Vandervoort has revealed the first look of her upcoming horror film, Rabid. In the remake of of David Cronenberg’s 1977 classic horror film, the Soska Sisters will seamlessly bring together body horror and the glamorous world of high fashion.
As we previously mentioned, Rose (Vandervoort) is a young woman who suffers a disfigurement after an accident. This leads her to a radical and untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation also comes with a deadly price.
Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for Rabid:
5) First Look!
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) August 23, 2018
On her official Twitter post, Vandervoot reveals in her snapshot, “First sneak peek of my character #Rose from my film #RabidInthenextphoto.” Her head is all bandaged up like a mummy.
4) Not A Shot-For-Shot Remake!
The American Mary filmmakers state, “She goes through hell & back. Film wouldn’t have been possible without Laura as Rose – she is otherworldly – cannot wait for y’all to see the Cronenbergian horror that befalls her!”
Another sneak peek at our film #Rabid My character #rose goes through hell and back. She was hard to shake after we wrapped. Cannot wait for you to meet her and her demons. @twisted_twins pic.twitter.com/1aSOnZRJ3J
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) August 28, 2018
Poor, poor Rose looks really sad as she sits on the floor of her fancy apartment. Just looking at Rose, I feel sorry for her. The round tables are full of old magazines and other random coloring stuff. Did she put her toothbrush in her drink!?! (Girl, you nasty!)
2) The Ensemble Cast!
Hanneke Talbot (Playing Dead) will portray Rose’s best friend, Chelsea. Mackenzie Gray (Riverdale) will play an arrogant fashion designer known as “Gunter.” CM Punk landed the role of Billy and the New York Times bestselling author, AJ Mendez, plays Kira.
1) Dead Hooker In A Trunk!
I hope to see more of this one day. This is a first for me in my 21 years as an actor. I hope it will become a more consistent standard. What a dream team. Our female Camera Operators Tamara Jones & Paula Tymchuk, our female DP Kim Derko and female directors Jen & Sylv ???? . . . . . . . . #Proud #FemaleStrong #Love #Rabid #Set #cronenberg
Taking Hollywood by storm with their directorial debut, Jen and Sylvia Soska wrote, directed, and acted in this explosive ride of extreme violence, blood, guts, gore with Dead Hooker in a Trunk. This is an awesome follow-up!
Back 40 Pictures will handle the theatrical distribution duties. We anxiously await to hear news of the release date of Rabid.