Ginger Snaps Werewolf Movie

#WerewolfWednesday: A Case for ‘Ginger Snaps’

It’s just. So. GOOD.

Here’s the thing – “Ginger Snaps” is one of if not the best werewolf movie ever. Here’s why.

Katharine Isabelle’s and Emily Perkins’ performances were GOLD. GOLD I TELL YOU. Writer Karen Walton said she singled out both their auditions because they were exactly the way she’d envisioned the characters.

And not only that, but the two actresses had natural chemistry. They were born at the same hospital, and attended all the same schools while being managed through the same agency. It was meant to be, and really, why are you still reading this and not watching “Ginger Snaps”?

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All of the effects in the film were practically done, and they were done beautifully. The blood and time involved blows me away every time.

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The story was written to actually portray what puberty is like for teenage girls, and what werewolf movie has ever even said the word “period” before? Walton was also a big help here, in that she didn’t let any stereotypes affect the story line.

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There was next to no romance in this movie. Sex? Sure, but not the unnecessary kind that does nothing to further the plot. The focus is on the women in the movie, and, more importantly, the relationship between the two sisters.

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If “Wish these were babies’ legs” doesn’t make you howl with laughter, it’s you who is the monster, sir.

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It was shot in six weeks. “Friday the 13th” was shot in 10 and it didn’t have near the effects or writing or character development that “Ginger Snaps” does.

And finally, just take a look at mid-werewolf Ginger’s glam-grunge look. I cannot.
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In conclusion, please go watch “Ginger Snaps” wherever you stream movies this instant. It’s urgent.


 

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