Remembering Marilyn Chambers -- 1952 - 2009- best film,
This review is from: Rabid  [DVD] (DVD)
THE FILM--One minute they're perfectly normal, the next: rabid!
Marilyn Chambers stars as Rose, a motorcycle accident victim. Through daring, experimental surgical techniques, Rose's life is saved. But something has gone wrong. Rose develops a ravenous appetite: for blood. One by one, her victims are driven into a frenzied rage, attacking and contaminating others. Soon, the city is on the verge of panic. The next victim could be a stranger or someone you know. Pray it doesn't happen to you!
WHAT CAN I SAY?this is horror at its best.writer and director David Cronenbergs classic is a must see.its amazing even with today's cgi effects are taking over everything this is a treat in the special make effects department and your find that all the best horrors were from the 70s because all the special make up effects were done by make up artists.in this film you have brilliant scary moments.the finger cutting scene is brilliant and the rabies effects are very good.The story is intelligent, very well thought out and full of political and social context The horror scenes are creepy and so very effective. Chambers is beautiful and has a killer body, for sure, but she also delivers a surprisingly very good performance. You can tell she was savoring this non-hardcore role sadly she Died: April 12, 2009 (age 56) The coroner's autopsy revealed that Chambers died of a cerebral hemorrhage and an aneurysm related to heart disease. Chambers was ten days away from her 57th birthday.
Cronenberg stated that he wanted to cast Sissy Spacek in the film lead, but the studio vetoed his choice because of her accent. Spacek's film Carrie was released during this film's production and proved to be a massive hit (and a movie poster for the film appears when the main character walks by a movie theater). The director says that the idea of casting Chambers came from producer Ivan Reitman, who had heard that Chambers was looking for a mainstream role. Reitman felt that it would be easier to market the film in different territories if the well-known porn star portrayed the main character. Cronenberg stated that Chambers put in a lot of hard work on the film and that he was impressed with her. Cronenberg further states he had not seen Behind the Green Door prior to casting her
(Behind the Green Door) is a 1972 feature-length pornographic film, widely considered one of the genre's "classic" pictures)
"It was great working with David," Chambers said in a 1997 interview. "He taught me a lot of things that were very valuable as an actress, especially in horror films. I found it useful in sex films, too!
...the Chambers legacy is many things she was an American pornographic actress, exotic dancer, model, actress and vice-presidential candidate.
this film is a lovely tribute for for the sweet Marilyn Chambers with the most adorable smile..R.I.P