Rabid to stream on Upstream from 12th November

If you’re looking for a way to add some thrills to your life while staying in the safety of your home, watching horror and thriller films are a good way to get your stress-relieving dose of adrenaline. For a refreshing take on horror, check out Erik Matti’s Rabid that’s coming out from 12th November to 12th January 2022 on Upstream.

The film tells how the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic lockdowns can drive people into madness.

Horror anthology film set in a pandemic

Rabid Trailer | Upstream Original | Erik Matti Film
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Rabid Trailer | Upstream Original | Erik Matti Film

This one hour and 44-minute horror film has four parts. These are titled “HM,” “Kami Lang Ba Pwede Malasin,” “Shit Happens,” and “Iba Pa Rin Ang Karne”. They are distinct but interrelated stories that promise to show something bizarre out of the familiar background of the pandemic lockdowns.

Rabid also stars new actors as well as theater veterans, including Brace Arquiza, Cheska Diaz, Donna Cariaga, Jake Macapagal, Jay Glorioso, Ricci Rivero, Ube Lola, and Vance Larena.

Directed by Erik Matti

Rabid - movie poster
Rabid‘s movie poster
Image credit: Upstream PH

Rabid is directed by the award-winning director Erik Matti, who’s also the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed films Honor Thy Father (2015), Seklusyon (2016), BuyBust (2018), and Kwaresma (2019). If you’re into classic Filipino superhero movies, you may also know him as the director Pedro Penduko, Episode II: The Return of the Comeback (2000) and Gagamboy (2004).

Recently, Matti’s crime-thriller film On The Job: Missing 8 (2021) starring John Arcilla, received a 5-minute standing ovation at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

Get tickets to watch Rabid

Rabid will be streaming on Upstream from 12th November to 12th January 2022. To purchase a ticket, you can simply go to the GMovies website, create an account, and pay P150 (~USD2.99).

Each ticket allows you to watch the movie once within five days of your purchase, and to finish the movie within 24 hours after your first play. Also, note that screen mirroring the movie to a bigger device is not supported so you should buy a ticket with the device you wish to use to watch.

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Cover image adapted from: UPSTREAM PH and Upstream PH


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