Above average teen-scream / werewolf film
- Ginger Snaps review by RP
I had recently seen lead actress Katherine Isabelle (who plays Ginger) in the rather bizarre 'American Mary' so looked up her other films and found this one. And it's rather good.
Yes, I suppose it could be described as a 'teen horror' or even a poor girl's 'American Werewolf in London' but I really liked this low-budget Canadian shocker.
The story goes like this: the Fitzgerald sisters, Ginger and Brigitte (Emily Perkins) are school students who do a photo series of realistic fake death scenes for a school project. Meanwhile, local dogs are found half eaten and Brigitte is bullied. Then Ginger (of course) is bitten by a passing werewolf, starts to grow hair (of course) in strange places - and indeed a tail! - becomes attractive to boys, and (of course) begins to take revenge, while all the time her sister is searching for a 'cure'.
Despite the fairly standard storyline the film stands out from similar teen-scream films. The transformation sequence is well done, Ginger/werewolf is scary, there's plenty of blood and guts, and although there is much squealing of teenage girls and a bit too much f-ing and blinding for my taste the film is rather well done.
I liked it - 4/5 stars.
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- Ginger Snaps review by gazmb
This isn't a bad horror film , yes it probably what you call a teen horror but its done very well , and for me a lot better than twilight.
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