Like Carrie before it, Ginger Snaps uses horror-movie conventions as an inspired metaphor for puberty. When beautiful but reclusive goth teenager Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) is attacked by a monstrous wolf on the eve of her first period, her body starts changing in a big way, as do her suddenly lusty, feral appetites. Director John Fawcett masterfully balances the expectations of teen horror exploitation (blood, bodies, sex, smart dialogue, and good old-fashioned monster-movie scares) with clever black humor and tender sisterly solidarity. Only devoted sister Brigitte (gloomy Emily Perkins) knows the truth, and even as Ginger's abrupt transformation threatens their once unbreakable friendship, bonds of blood and love keep them together: Brigitte disposes of Ginger's victims while searching for a cure. Mimi Rogers costars as their dotty but unexpectedly sensitive mom, ready to sacrifice all to protect her daughter. Blood and blood ties have never been more evocative. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Probably the best version of this film we're likely to ever get. I can only hope the (admittedly inferior) sequels will follow...Published 11 months ago by SirVincealot
What can I say about Ginger Snaps, other than that you should watch it? The morbid humor, the impressive special effects (considering the budget), the talent of the stars, the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Meredith J. Gasco
Really happy I found this movie. Looked for it for a very long time. Very pleased with the purchase. It arrived on time!Published 20 months ago by Kimberley
Great Canadian Cult Film! Wish they made more than 3! Watched most all Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle (HOT) movies!Published on Jan. 2 2013 by Ed Imhoff