Ginger snaps

Ginger Snaps is the story of two sisters who have an obsession with death.  They are much like make-up artists and use themselves to make pictures that look very real.  Ginger is sixteen years old and her younger sister Brigitte is fifteen.  They are two social outcasts.  When Trina plays a prank on Brigitte, Ginger and Brigitte decide to scare Trina by taking her dog and setting it up to where it looks like something killed it.  On their way they pass through a playground where they find the remains of another dog.  The two sisters decide to use it on Trina, when they discover that it was just killed.  Almost instantly Ginger is attacked by some other giant beast.  Brigitte runs after the beast as it drags Ginger into the woods.  Brigitte gets Ginger away from the beast.  Soon Ginger starts to go through some changes, at first they think she’s just becoming a woman, but they soon realize that something is very wrong with Ginger.  Ginger now has a tail and is starting to grow hair all over her body.

I had heard so many good things about this film.   Canada got to see this film some time ago, sadly the U.S. had to wait until October 23, 2001, when it was released on VHS and DVD.  After I had heard so many good things about this film I quickly picked up the DVD.  It starts out with this lady’s dog mangled.  Afterwards we watch a collection of grousome death scenes that Ginger and her sister Brigitte made and turned in for a school project.  Needless to say, the teacher didn’t like their work.  Later on in the movie Ginger is attacked by a werewolf and is now turning into one.  Brigitte goes out and trys to find a cure for her sister, and the only person who can help her is Trina’s boyfriend, Sam.  Sam saved both Ginger and Brigitte when the werewolf first attacked them.  They both go on a search for the cure.  What I was expecting was really just a werewolf movie.   But what I discovered is that this film also has a backstory.  The real plot of this film is about a young girl growing into a woman.  Except while she’s doing so she also is turning into a werewolf.  So overall, I really did love this film.   The final 45 minutes of this film really sent chills down my spine, and this film really has a way of sticking with you after it’s over.  This, along with Jeepers Creepers are the two best horror films to come out in a long time.  It’s a shame that the U.S. didn’t get a theatrical release like Canada did.  But anyway, check this film out.  It has become my favorite werewolf movie now.  I would say that this film tops the werewolf classic An American Werewolf in London.  I give this film a 10 out of 10.

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Posted on June 6, 2008

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