Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ginger Snaps is a 2000 Canadian horror movie directed by John Fawcett and starring Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle.
In a place called Bailey Downs, two sisters, Brigitte(Perkins) and Ginger(Isabelle) have a strange bond. They are both fascinated with death and dying and they have made a suicide pact between them. They are out one night when Ginger is attacked by some sort of creature, namely a werewolf. The funny thing is that she has just began her period and this has led to her being chosen. A local guy called Sam(Kris Lemche) runs the creature over. Ginger is okay but she has been bitten by it. She decides to leave it and go home. Unfortunately, she begins to change from that night on. She is not the same person any longer. She is dangerous and she is changing and even growing a tail. Brigitte surmises that she is turning into a werewolf!
Sam and Brigitte try to come up with some solution to the problem, but nothing works.The local bully is at their house complaining because she thinks that Ginger did something to her dog when she has an accident and dies after a fight between the two girls. They don't know what to do now, so they hide her body in a freezer to keep their parents from finding out. The girls are in a bad position now. Ginger has to be stopped in case she kills someone, but she won't listen to reason and wants to go out and about. They bury the dead girl. Sam and Brigitte find a cure from monkshood, some kind of flower which is supposed to cure people who have been bitten. They are going to give it to Ginger, but they don't get a chance because she is on the loose and she has transformed fully into a werewolf.
Brigitte and Sam chase her to try and stop her, but it is no use. She kills Sam in front of Brigitte and Brigitte has no choice but to kill Ginger when she attacks her. The movie ends with the two sisters together, one dead and the other one crying. This was a weird film in some ways. It is kind of a teen movie, but then there are some gory scenes, so it is more than just another horror movie geared at kids. It was made on a modest budget and the movie reflects this. There are some good scenes in it and I like the premise. It was entertaining and worth seeing. I haven't watched the sequels yet, but I will get around to them some time. I will give this a 6/10.
Posted by Amanda at 12:04 AM