Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Challenge: Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ginger Snaps (2000)

The best thing about cable during Halloween is all of the horror movies you can find.  I remember hearing about this one when it was out and then promptly forgot about it.  No fault of the movie, just me.

The relationship between emergent female sexual  urges and horror/monsters is old ground here at the Other Side.  This though is the first time I have tackled the link between it and the werewolf myths.  We will see later how this plays out in "Jack and Diane", but tonight we have Ginger.

Ginger and her sister Brigette are the weird girls in school. Obsessed with death, dying and all that fun stuff and ignoring the in crowd when they can.  That is till something not-quite a dog bites Ginger.

There is serious Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe about this flick.  Came out right around the same time to be honest, so that is no surprise.

The movie was not was I was suspecting and the ending was a surprise.
I enjoyed it to be honest, I am not a big fan of werewolf movies in general.  The leads were great and I am going to look for them in other movies to see if they are as good as this in all flicks.

Tally: Watched 3, New 3

What are you watching?


Pun Isaac said...

I love (and own) all three Ginger Snaps movies. I agree that there is a bit of a Buffy vibe about them and and I have thought about finding ways to bring them in to a game.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I should check out the other 2.

Wings1295 said...

Watched the old Doctor X last night. As for Ginger Snaps, I haven't ever seen it! Doh!

Justin S. Davis said...

I've been working my way through the Halloween series of flicks.

Tonight is H20.