Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Rabies (2010)

aka Kalevet

Why did I think this was a zombie movie?  I have no idea.  It's not like the title or cover screams that there are living dead in the film.  Needless to say, but when you're expecting zombies and there's nothing of the sort, it gets mighty confusing.  It may also be confusing if you expect there to be any rabies in the film.

Various peoples lives overlap when each ends up in the forest.  There are two cops, two couples, a brother and sister, a man and his dog, and a serial killer.  The forest is full of bear traps and unexploded land mines. So getting away from the killer or anyone else is more than a little difficult.

The movie was made in Israel, which is noteworthy since I can't recall any other horror movies from that country.  It's well done, and the characters lives interweave in unexpected ways.  They  aren't exactly the most likable people, but at least they aren't your stereotypical assholes.  Worth a watch, although it's not something I'd probably watch again.

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