Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

DVD - 2001
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"Ginger and Brigitte, two sisters trapped in suburbia, are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death until they get a taste of the real thing. Bitten by a wild animal, Ginger begins to mutate into a sexy, uncontrolled woman, with some nasty canine tendencies. Is it a virus? Is it a curse? Or the first step towards becoming a vicious werewolf!"--Container.

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Msoda
Aug 03, 2017

Wicked film -well done Canadian horror film of teenage years and wolfman mythology. I liked the acting and photography. Highly recommend it.

real_thing Jan 15, 2016

Made no sense. DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brandeebleue Dec 20, 2015

This movie was a perfect combination of B-Movie Magic and A-Movie entertainment :-)!

Great acting, great story
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#Campy
#Weird
#Original
#Funny
#Dark and #Sad.

Not a #HorrorMovie type person ...
BUT a #good movie;
Is a GOOD movie!

GingerSnaps makes my #Top10List - easily.

Some Others are:

#AmericanMary
#SUCK
#LittleShopOfHorrors (Rick Moranis & Steve Martin)

#Aliens2
(& ridiculously fun one)

#GingerdeadManVsTheEvilBong!!!

Brandeebleue Dec 20, 2015

#GingerSnaps was a perfect combination of B-Movie Magic and A-Movie entertainment :-)!

Great acting, great story
plus+

#Campy
#Weird
#Original
#Funny
#Dark and #Sad.

Not a #HorrorMovie type person ...
BUT a #good movie;
Is a GOOD movie!

This movie makes my #Top10List - easily.

Some Others are:

#AmericanMary
#SUCK
#LittleShopOfHorrors (Rick Moranis & Steve Martin)

#Aliens2
(& ridiculously fun one)

#GingerdeadManVsTheEvilBong!!!

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lukasevansherman
Dec 14, 2015

Cult horror film from Canada that fuses the werewolf story with female adolescence. Two moody sisters stage their own suicides (shades of "Harold & Maude") until one gets bit by a werewolf and starts to change. Lycanthropy becomes a clumsy, but effective metaphor for puberty. This focus on teenage girls gives some originality to a genre that does not always treat its women well and both actresses are convincing. It goes on a little long and has a rather cheap, grubby look which makes it feel that you're watching a video from the 80s. Clearly they spent most of their budget on blood. Mimi Rogers (aka ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise) plays their clueless mother. Could've been called "I Was a Teenage Werewolf," but the title was already taken.

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hgibbins
Jan 09, 2013

This movie seemed quite interesting when I read the DVD case, however approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the way through the film the writer & director lost the focus of what they were attempting, and instead decided to reinvent/update the standardized slasher movie by substituting an animal rather than a derange psychotic. The acting was good, as were the minimal special effects, but where this film fell down and never recovered was in the poor story telling. There was so much potential and so many potential ways that the lives of these two girls could be explored that evidently never occurred to, or were discounted as being unimportant.

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patricia_o
Jan 07, 2013

It made me laugh and scared me silly.

There is a scene where the two sisters consult with the school nurse to see if the pain and hair growth one is experiencing are part of becoming a woman or signs she is turning into a werewolf. It's the funniest thing I've seen in ages.

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wookwoman
Aug 13, 2012

I first heard of this film when it came out, in a feminist magazine... a smart, cool version of the werewolf story, shot through with dark humour. The central characters are two teenage sisters, morbidly miserable with their dead-end town. The werewolf myth is examined through the lens of puberty (hair in weird places!) The effects are definitely old-school (not digital), but effective classic horror. A straightforward blood n' guts tale, plus teen angst.

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hgibbins
Jan 09, 2013

hgibbins thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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hgibbins
Jan 09, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Gory violence

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