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Ginger Snaps (2000)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 2001 (Canada)
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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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Writer Karen Walton singled out Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle's audition tape and said their performances were the exact way she had envisioned the characters of Ginger and Brigitte. The two were cast as the leads. See more »

Goofs

When Ginger and Brigitte go to visit Sam because he has an idea, he slams the door when Ginger and Brigitte come in. Then when you see Sam and Brigitte talking the door is open. Also when the door is slammed the hinge is on the left when they are talking the door is the other way round; if you were looking from the same view as when he slammed the door the hinge would be on the right. See more »

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Ginger: Pervert, she's fifteen!
Brigitte: Ginger, wait outside for me!
Ginger: Fine. But if he rapes you, don't come crying. I'll be home.
[Leaves]
Brigitte: She's just freaking.
Sam: Umm, I don't think of you that way.
[Brigitte looks at Sam, sighs and rolls her eyes]
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Action Radius
Written by Patrick Tilon & Junkie XL (as Tom Holenborg)
Performed by Junkie XL
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc./Pennies From Heaven B.V., The Netherlands and Roadrunner Records
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A rare beast indeed - a good teen horror!
21 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sisters Ginger and Brigitte are walking through the park when Ginger is attacked by some sort of wolf that leaves her badly cut before they get away. With Ginger on her period already she is upset about the various changes happening to her body but it is apparent to Brigitte that the changes occurring to Ginger are more sinister and she tries to find a solution.

Despite the fact that the title is far too clever and silly for the film it announces this is actually a very strong teen horror. In the midst of the usual teen slasher movies, this film stands out as one that doesn't fall into the usual clichés (either accidentally or knowingly) and just concentrates on being a good film. The script cleverly uses the changes of teenage years and the changes of the werewolf as one and it works very well on the whole. Ginger's change is gradual and well done by the script.

The film is gory but not in a bloodlust type way where teens are bumped off in gory ways for audience amusement. Here the film builds gradually with blood a constant thing but not in a sensationalist way. When the film comes to a close, it does well to not be diminishing by the sight of the wolf itself - often the hint of the creature is better than the actual effects, both work here. The cast are good on the whole. Of course the support cast do play the usual teen stereotypes but, unlike other of this genre, they are not just fodder. The best playing comes from Isabelle and Perkins- the former especially giving a really good performance that makes the script alive.

Overall this was a very pleasant surprise - a good teen horror movie. It may lack the clichés of it's peers, and maybe that is why it is not as well known as the others, but it is a great little film and, if you need any further evidence of it's calibre - the ending is one of taste and restraint, words not often associated with teenage slasher movies.


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