What begins as a pleasure motorcycle ride for Rose (MARILYN CHAMBERS) and her boyfriend, Hart (FRANK MOORE), turns into a frightening and horrifying experience. RABID is the chilling story of Rose and the nightmare she endures due to a very sudden and unexpected motorcycle accident. Critically injured with massive burns to her abdomen, Rose undergoes emergency surgery at the Keloid Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Dan Keloid (Howard Ryshpan), the director of the clinic uses daring and experimental surgical techniques to save Rose’s life. Though successful, the operation leaves Rose in a deep coma. Her destroyed organs, unable to assimilate or digest solid foods, are by-passed through intravenous and whole blood feedings. During her recovery period Rose’s body responds in a terrifying manner. Rose awakens from the coma with a ravenous appetite for blood.

The terror spreads as her victims, driven into frenzied rage, in turn attack and contaminate others. First, the clinic, then the countryside, finally, the city. As the disease spreads, the police and health authorities race against time to discover the cause and develop a vaccine. Rose, having escaped the clinic, hides herself in a girlfriend’s apartment completely unaware that she is the sole cause and carrier of this deadly infection. The epidemic, now seriously out of control, forces civil authorities to declare martial law. The infected are systematically destroyed. Others, who have escaped the virulent disease are inoculated en masse under military guard. Decontamination teams sweep the city, collecting bodies of the diseased victims. Finally, becoming aware that she is the cause of this widespread disease, Rose takes drastic measures to end the nightmare.

Pour Laure (Marilyn Chambers) et son ami Hart (Frank Moore), tout commence par une agréable promenade en moto, qui se termine en horrible cauchemar. RAGE est la terrifiante histoire de Laure et des tourments qu’elle endure à la suite d’un accident de moto aussi soudain qu’inattendu. Gravement blessée et brûlée à l’abdomen, Laure subit une intervention chirurgicale à la clinique Keloid spécialisée en chirurgie esthétique. Le docteur Dan Keloid (Howard Ryshpan), directeur de la clinique, utilise des techniques expérimentales pour sauver la vie de Laure. Bien que réussie, l’opération laisse Laure dans un profond coma. Ses organes détruits, incapable d’assimiler ou de digérer des aliments solides, elle est nourrie par voie intraveineuse et par transfusions de sang. Pendant sa convalescence, le corps de Laure réagit de façon terrifiante. Elle se réveille de son coma avec un furieux appétit de sang. La terreur se répand, car ses victimes rendues folles de rage à leur tour attaquent et contaminent les autres. Tout d’abord la clinique, ensuite la campagne et finalement la ville.

Marylin Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver
David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
René Verzier
Jean Lafleur
Ivan Reitman
Durée originale/Running Time:
90 minutes