Monday, November 1, 2010

Ginger Snaps (2000)

3.5 / 5  Nov '10
Tagline: Hungry like the Wolf.
Directed by: John Fawcett
Written by: John Fawcett, Karen Walton
Actors include: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Chris Lemche
Genre: Horror, Drama
Length: 110 minutes
Banned: Nope

Well it's definitely a puberty nearly beats the viewer over the head with it. I appreciate the concept (rather original) and the tie-ins are interesting but it's overkill in some ways. Two sisters who are rather outcasts and they enjoy talking about death and staging it immensely are out and about when one of them is attacked by a werewolf. At first everyone keeps telling her it's puberty and so forth, but when she starts to grow a tail and rip people apart it's hard to deny that it might be something more. The film does have a big of a sense of humor to it, and it's rather well made (though the full blown werewolf effects are laughable) for the most part. The two lead actresses are really quite terrific and they carry the movie, it's just an unusual situation and how they behave seems somewhat realistic (considering). It does have gore, it does have a decent story and it does have many things that make it worthy of a viewing, but I can see why this may appeal to girls more than lads.

Availability:  On DVD

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