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  Ginger Snaps That Time of the Month
Year: 2000
Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Jesse Moss, Danielle Hampton, Mimi Rogers
Genre: Horror, Comedy, DramaBuy from Amazon
Rating:  7 (from 6 votes)
Review: There's an animal roaming around town that's eating the local dogs. When two teenage sisters are out one night, one of them is attacked by the animal and infected - she's been bitten by a werewolf.

If Heathers was a werewolf movie... Karen Walton wrote this witty take on the traditional horror story, which has a young girl trembling on the brink of womanhood and, erm, turning into a ravening beast. Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) is the pretty, older sister who is bitten, and fantastically morose-looking Emily Perkins is the younger one who finds their close bond being tested to the limit. The lycanthropy itself is cleverly used as a metaphor for adolescence, with Ginger's transformation coinciding with her first period, and setting off a cycle of what can be best described as... Women's Trouble.

Both sisters are social outsiders, and the cringeworthiness of their teenage life is offset by some equally cringeworthy scenes of menstruation, shaving, and body piercing. Mind you, there's only so far you can stretch a metaphor, and the ingenuity runs out before the end when the film becomes a more conventional monster on the loose movie, with an 80's-look werewolf. Is this the first film where lycanthropy is a sexually-transmitted disease? Also with: a nice turn by Mimi Rogers as the mother, and a gruesome title sequence featuring the girls' school project. Love that title.
Reviewer: Graeme Clark


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