Rabies (2010) |The Israeli black satire that should be on you must-see slasher list
In directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s 2010 Israeli black satire Rabies (aka Kalevet) – which is more a play on the idea of the disease than the disease itself – short tempers and misunderstandings result in one screwed-up day for four friends heading off for a game of tennis, as the woods they get lost in become a battle zone (a subtle hint at the country’s ‘situation’) when the four friends come to the man’s aid, but end up fighting each other and a couple of sleazy cops. The results are grisly, gory and downright hilarious.
With its snappy dialogue (in Hebrew, of course), colourful characters and inventive shocks – bear traps, mines, and the great outdoors are all put to blackly comic good use – this is one of those indie film festival finds that so deserves a wider audience. Put this must-see slasher in your diaries now.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qw2hfNKQuo%5D
Posted on December 1, 2013, in Horror, Must See, Must-See, World Cinema and tagged Aharon Keshales, Black comedy, Horror, Israeli, Must See, Navot Papushad, Rabies (aka Kalevet), Satire, Slasher, The Horror Channel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.