RABID
1977, Somerville House, 90 min, Canada/USA, Dir: David Cronenberg

Rose (Marilyn Chambers) undergoes experimental surgery after a motorcycle accident, something that has nightmarish results when she not only grows a new organ for sucking blood, but also contracts a virulent strain of rabies. Escaping from the clinic, and immune herself, Rose unknowingly spreads the contagion, leaving chaos in her wake as her boyfriend races against time to find her. One of director David Cronenberg’s most rip-roaring, rewarding chillers.


SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
1983, Sony Repertory, 90 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Lamont Johnson

Forced to land on the plague-ridden planet Terra XI, three women find themselves in the clutches of the evil dictator Overdog (Michael Ironside). Their only hope lies in the hands of the rogue scavenger Wolff (Peter Strauss) and his guide Niki (Molly Ringwald), who face a series of treacherous obstacles on the barren planet. With spectacular special effects and impressive 3-D imagery, this is one of the overlooked gems of the 1980s space opera craze.


MY BLOODY VALENTINE
1981, Paramount, 93 min, Canada, Dir: Greg Mihalka

The town of Valentine’s Bluff has not celebrated its namesake holiday ever since a horrible coal mining accident sent survivor Harry Warden on a killing spree. After 20 years, the townspeople decide to ignore superstition and throw a Valentine’s Day dance - but when a phantom coal miner starts slaughtering people, has Harry Warden returned for revenge?


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