Friday, December 3, 2010

Ginger Snaps (2001)

Followed by Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004). Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die.

Director: John Fawcett
Writers: Karen Walton and John Fawcett
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle and Kris Lemche
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