Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

“I’m a goddamn force of nature.”

Ginger Snaps is a 2000 Canadian horror film directed by John Fawcett and starring Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle. The film focuses on two teenage sisters who have a fascination with death. 

Possibly the greatest modern werewolf movie, Ginger Snaps explores themes of puberty through its lycanthropy angle, whilst also having a codependent sisterly relationship at its core.

Isabelle and Perkins give their finest performances as the two sisters who find themselves being pulled apart by Ginger (Isabelle)’s curse.

Like any good werewolf story, there’s a tragic underbelly of the film, culminating in an emotional ending. 

Of course, I have to mention the effects here — they’re brilliantly done and the werewolf itself looks fantastic.

Overall, Ginger Snaps is a fantastic film and I can’t wait to finally explore the sequel and prequel.

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