Friday, October 12, 2018

19 Days to Halloween- 2000 Ginger Snaps

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 2000 Canadian horror movie "Ginger Snaps" starring Emily Perkins, Katherine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers and directed by John Fawcett.

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Dir- John Fawcett

Teenager Ginger Fitzgerald faces the usual struggles of teenage girls only to add lycanthropy into the mix when she survives an attack by an unknown creature after going through puberty. She faces new challenges as she is more aggressive toward others, worrying her sister Brigette who fears Ginger may be a real werewolf after she snaps. Benefitting from the strong casting of Emily Perkins and Katherine Isabelle, Ginger Snaps takes the werewolf trope and adapts it into a teen film that is a biting satire on the struggles of teenage women. The movies faced controversy for being released after the events of Columbine Massacre but earned praise for the special effects and the two female leads.

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