Ginger Snaps Review
Written by: Steve Lewis
A new face for werewolves. Thats the way to look at it. It's not your tradition full moon transformation lycanthrope.
When two sisters who are dark and twisted anyways come across a strange dog-like creature that attacks Ginger (Katharine Isabelle), all hell breaks lose. Ginger starts to change slowly. She starts growing hair in the wrong places, starts thirsting for blood, and starts growing a tail! Bridgette (Emily Perkins) frantically searches for a cure and if she can't find a way than she might just have to take her own sisters life!
I liked this werewolf film because it strayed away from the original. It was dark like many other films before it but it didn't follow the whole silver bullet notion. The werewolves can die by whatever way you could think of. Also, there are no back and forth transformations which is basically a straight shot to being a dog.
Isabelle plays Ginger to perfection. A sexy tall dark haired canadian woman (so fine!) who thinks she's hitting womanhood (the curse as they called it). Her emotions changed from dark and twisted to more dark and even more twisted. Not only her emotions but her physcial appearance which was greatly profound by the special effects. Once transformed into a full fledged beast, you don't really see too much of it. You might come across a body shot a few times but it might be in the dark where it's hard to make out details and you just see a silhouette of a figure.
Perkins who plays Bridgette was going to be a character I was not too impressed with at the beginning of the film. I grew to like her (and so forth into the sequels). I liked how she overcomes her nerdiness and anti-socialism ways and converts into a scientist like type who is trying to save the world.
What made the characters ironic is that they were so fascinated with death that they actually didn't want to die themselves. They weren't suicidal like you would think they would be from all the talking and portraying. They were scared sisters that actually cared for each other more than themselves.
It's a great low budge film to watch. I recommend it to anyone who is willing to give it a try. It's very underrated so don't be afraid to check it out.