Ginger Snaps (2000)
Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katherine Isabelle
Storyline: Two goth sisters must deal with the fact that one of them is a werewolf
Review: Two sisters that are very goth and interested in death feel that they are the outcasts of society. When the wilder one of the two Ginger (Katherine Isabelle) becomes bitten by a werewolf is now infected the changes they must face together become even more overbearing. Because of the death pact the two sisters made her more death loving sister Brigitte (Emily Perkins) races against time to help find a cure for her sister before she becomes more monsterous from the disease.
This is a fun film it deals a lot with being outcasts and it is ok. As Ginger becomes more of a woman she is dragged into more of beast. I love that the film played off the first menstruation as the reasoning behind the werewolf attack and the reasoning of the mother believes her daughter behaviour is also different. The makeup is great in this film as Ginger slowly starts to grow hair around her wound and she gains a tail. We have dog attacks, blood, throats torn open, more blood and cutting off tails with a knife. This is all about teenage fun with a good shot of werewolf blood.
Rating: Ginger Snaps sits high up on the shelf for me when it comes to werewolf films. It was fresh and it brought back some of the fun I had with An American Werewolf in London way back when. It’s a whole new take with the two sisters and their journey as best friends and into women hood. Great acting, awesome story and lots of blood. One of the best werewolf films out there go and check it out!