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Ginger Snaps

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Canada

2000

Rated R • 1h 48m

Director John Fawcett

Starring Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers

Genre Drama, Horror

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The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the ordinary suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself.

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70

The New York Times by Dave Kehr

Because the characters are so well established -- Ms. Perkins is particularly good as the shy, resentful Brigitte -- the film can have fun with its own premises without turning into an empty camp exercise.
70

Village Voice by Dennis Lim

This Canadian cheapie plays like an above-average "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode, filtered through the sensibility of early David Cronenberg.
80

Variety by Derek Elley

A quietly subversive my-sister-is-turning-into-a-werewolf movie that doesn't wimp out at the end.
50

New York Daily News by Jami Bernard

It makes sly sense to link female hormonal bursts with the lunar cycle of the werewolf, but the movie's final act is the usual matted-fur chase.
70

Film Threat by Merle Bertrand

A black comedy that nonetheless manages to tap into the sense of alienation and unfocused rage so prevalent in today's kids.

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