Ginger Snaps is one of those underground horror movies ginger snapsthat will surprise you. I mean, surprise you in a positive way, of course, especially with all these crappy horror movies coming out. Among rare good werewolf pictures this one stands out with its non-mainstream story and directing. John Fawcett wasn’t burdened by studio demands so he crafted something with lasting value. There are no big special effects in every scene, but the ones that appear are done very professionally. The whole thing reminds me of An American Werewolf in London. The story follows Ginger, an awkward teenager with problems common to that period of life, and on top of them she is a werewolf.

If you are expecting some mainstream dialogues and script made that even the 7 year-olds can watch it, you are in a wrong place. The story and events are very dramatic and without censorship, exploring what it means to be an outsider (and a werewolf). I do not mean that this is some slasher/porn flick but that that it`s not mainstream. Ginger Snaps is in a strange way a werewolf coming-of-age movie, reminiscent of an American commercial hit Teen Wolf, but not made for children and easy consumption. On top of all this, there’s a decent amount of humor, especially black humor present, making this an instant cult classic. It’s also really funny to compare this movie to Twilight or Underworld, since they have such drastically different approaches. Enjoy in this great horror movie, there are two sequels with some signs of milking, so beware.

Director: John Fawcett

Cast: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers, Jesse Moss, Danielle Hampton.

Fun Facts: Director John Fawcett refused to have CGI effects in the film, opting for all of the special creature effects to be done with prosthetics and makeup. Respect.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210070/

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