Saturday, October 29, 2011
One of my favorite films is a cool horror chick film called, "Ginger Snaps." It came out in 2000 and I absolutely love it. As part of my celebration of Halloween this year, tonight I decided to watch it. I'm watching it as I write this actually. If you are into independent horror films and werewolves, this is definitely a film to watch. Here is a brief synopsis of the film and the concept, which I personally think is super cool. It's definitely different from other werewolf films. Definitely check it out when you get a chance.
Brief synopsis of the film:
This film uses werewolfism as a metaphor for puberty. One of the Fitzgerald sisters, suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods (and it ain't a neighborhood dog).
Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die.