#100HorrorMoviesfor100Days Day 11

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Day 11: Ginger Snaps
Writer: Karen Walton
Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers
Year released: 2000/2001

 

I haven’t watched many werewolf movies. Are there even enough werewolf movies? I knew this was a werewolf movie, but I didn’t know this was a Canadian werewolf movie. Go Canada! If you didn’t know and I spoiled it for you – tough. Get over it. This is the first time I watched Ginger Snaps and I enjoyed it. I liked that the girls were fairly morbid. I’m sick of seeing girls portrayed living in this girly, pink tra-la-la paradise. Not all girls are like that and certainly not these two sisters.

 

Overview: Two sisters who are obsessed with death and the macabre have an encounter with a werewolf.

 

  1. There was no CGI in this movie (THANK YOU). The werewolf was created with the use of makeup and prosthetics. Why can’t more movies do this? I hate CGI. It makes me feel like I’m watching a cartoon.
  2. Ginger Snaps smashes some of the women-in-horror-movie stereotypes.
  3. The movie was shot in 6 weeks and the final was ready in 8 weeks.
  4. Both girls have appeared in multiple episodes of Supernatural.
  5. This is part of a trilogy. I don’t think I’ll watch the next two as I can’t think of many horror trilogies that are actually good.

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Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at cinapelayo.com