Beautiful Marilyn Chambers stars as Rose, a young woman who is involved in a motorcycle accident and has to undergo radical surgery in order to save her life.
Dr. Daniel Keloid (Howard Ryshpan) performs the surgery at his clinic and after it's over Rose wakes up with an insatiable appetite for human blood.
She has a parasite under her arm that sucks the blood out and in turn, her victims become rabid killers that must also bite someone, and soon the entire city of Montreal is under attack.
This film has some very shocking scenes that have lost none of their impact after all these years. Chambers does an excellent job and it's a shame she didn't receive a more mainstream career. The rest of the cast includes Frank Moore, Joe Silver and Susan Roman.
The attack scenes are handled with perfection and Cronenberg really knows how to deliver the goods. Shout has finally brought this to Blu-ray and now I am hoping "Shivers" is not far behind.
A top release of the year and a very highly RECOMMENDED disc.