Ginger Snaps (2000)
John Fawcett, director of many things, but most interestingly, most of Orphan Black
Take two teenage sisters, a year apart in age, toss in some very intense gothiness without the solid black clothes, and you have Bridgette and Ginger. Now mix the two up with a few drops of werewolf and you get Ginger Snaps. Oh also, the entire thing is an allegory for getting your period, aka The Curse.
So, Ginger starts to turn. Her ever loyal sister sticks by her to try and find a cure even though Ginger is growing increasingly more bitchy. For the budget, Ginger’s transition is really good, and this movie deserves more credit than it gets. The series sort of went off the rails by the third, and what I think is the last, movie, but this first one is quite entertaining, even if I do want to slap them both and yell “Cheer up!”
Editor’s Note: That may have sounded rather sexist just now, but I assure you, if some dude was whining this much, I would slap him too.
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