Marketed as the first Israeli horror film 'Rabies' offers rewards that the average slasher film does not. First off the slasher is a minor character its human nature who is the real villain here as the self involvement of the characters winds up being their downfall. Sure it sprints by believable fairly early but is an enjoyable and surprising watch throughout.
Talk about a bad day in the woods! This movie started out pretty pedestrian but when the shit hits the fan the craziness is off the charts. Sure, the plot is very contrived but I enjoyed seeing everything go south for the characters involved. The absurd blend between humour and gory violence is handled well.
I watched it right after Big Bad Wolves. The two movies share several narrative, iconographic, and stylistic features, deadpan humor, absurd phone conversations, mcguffins, truly despicable characters, inept, vicious and corrupt cops, fairy tale themes and loci, atypical pace (were typical = Hollywood). Keshales, Papushado are obviously very talented, but they need a breakthrough act.