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Ginger Snaps (2000)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 2001 (Canada)
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

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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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They are weird... She's got the Curse... Now her sister tries to save her... (Netherlands release) See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£27,049 (UK) (29 June 2001)
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Among the students paged over the school's PA system by an uncredited Lucy Lawless are Samuel and Theodore Raimi. Ted Raimi is Lawless' co-star on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995); Ted's brother Sam Raimi is the show's executive producer. See more »

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In every scene that Sam is smoking he takes a drag but when the camera changes angle no smoke comes back out of his mouth. See more »

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Sam: Okay, we both saw it; what the fuck was it?
Brigitte: It's what you hit.
Sam: I know.
[blows puff of smoke]
Sam: But what the fuck was it?
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Siberian Kiss
Written and Performed by GlassJaw
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Not your typical teen horror, and that's a good thing!
11 May 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Intelligent and gruesome black comedy isn't your ordinary werewolf flick, which may be why it's the best werewolf movie we've seen in quite some time.

Misfit teen struggles to save her sister, who was bitten by a monstrous wolf and now is having some alarming side-effects.

What sets Ginger Snaps a part from your average teen horror flick is the outstanding characterizations that Walton and Fawcett's well-scripted story produces. For once the most off-beat and bizarre characters are actually the heroes of the story and turn out to be deeper than one would imagine. There's a good set-up and plenty of tension and bloodcurdling action to pay off, especially in the harrowing climax. The direction of John Fawcett is well handled, providing an unsettling atmosphere in a seemingly normal neighborhood. The creature FX are nicely done and the blood is plentiful.

The cast of this film is a strong highlight. Emily Perkins and Katherine Isabelle are excellent and oddly heart-felt as our two misunderstood goth sisters. Kris Lemche does a cool performance as a teen stoner who must help Perkins save her sister. Mimi Rogers even does a surprising turn as the girls quirky mother.

It's not every day that one finds a teen horror film with some heart and depth. This film wisely has both and comes off a terrific genre entry because of it. Also, there's plenty of bloody scenes that will satisfy most any gore fan. Recommended.

Followed by a sequel and a prequel

*** 1/2 out of ****


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