Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ginger Snaps

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Movie Summary

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.

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Movie Review

This is probably one of the best werewolf movies I have seen, in a long time. I think the only other one I can think of, that comes close, would probably be “American Werewolf in London”.

There were some funny moments, throughout the film, but not many. I thought they used the small jokes very well. It really helped lighten up the movie, at the beginning, to help make it more entertaining. By the end of the movie, it was all serious with no laughing moments.

As far as acting goes, I thought all of the characters played their parts very well. I didn’t notice any errors or any really bad actors, who stood out. I thought both, Emily Perkins (Brigitte) and Katharine Isabelle (Ginger), made this movie what it was, and both actresses did a great job with their roles.

If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s really worth watching, at least once. If you like movies about werewolves, then you’ll definitely love this film.

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