Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no one day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.
31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your Halloween festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!
Day (19): Rabies (2012)
Believe it or not, 2012 is the first year in all of cinematic history that Israel has a horror film to call their own. Thats right, in nearly a hundred years of cinema, never before had this Middle Eastern country made even the slightest mark in the world of horror movies, but that is likely to change a lot in coming years. Leading the charge is Rabies, a film that follows a few misguided twenty-something on a journey to the woods that find themselves in one hell of a mess. This is not the kind of film where someone swings blades, or one where ghosts close doors at night, no, Rabies is the kind of twisted tale that simply let’s the horror unfold along with the decisions the characters choose to make. It’s not quite survival horror, but it’s definitely a film that will leave you wondering who will be left (and what will be left of them) by the time the credits roll.
On a personal note, Rabies is one of my absolute favorite films of 2012. I know my description above may lead you to believe this is a standard horror film about dumb young adults in the woods, and at times it can be just that, but there is a lot more to this wild and crazy ride of a film. If you love movies that can keep you on your toes and maintain a solid level of scares/gore without relying on cheap tactics, this may soon be your favorite import horror of 2012 as well. You can view the trailer for Rabies below.
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Written by: James Shotwell (Twitter)