Ginger Snaps

Today was supposed to be a review of The Sinful Dwarf but apparently the universe has decided I shouldn’t watch this movie because it’s making it really, really hard for me to find and watch.  So I am sooooo sorry, theipc!!!  I’m sincerely hoping to have the movie in hand in time to watch and review for Friday!

I really don’t have the words to describe my overwhelming adoration of Ginger Snaps but I’ll try.  This is without a doubt my favorite werewolf movie of all time and it’s the only one I’ve seen (though there are probably more) that link a woman’s monthly curse to lycanthropy. Starring Katharine Isabelle (LOVE!!) and Emily Perkins, the movie is a dark, violent, sexy fun good time.

See Ginger. See Ginger snap!

Ginger (Isabelle) and Brigitte (Perkins) are an unusually close pair of sisters who live by the mantra “Out by sixteen or dead on the scene, but together forever.” Gloriously goth (I think it was still called goth in this era), the sisters do all sorts of fun things like creating gruesome death scenes and taking photos or playing “Search and Destroy” at school (pick out a person and describe how they’ll die).  The Fitzgerald girls have some issues.

We may or may not kill you and ourselves. We haven’t decided yet.

On the eve of her first period, Ginger gets bitten by a werewolf and starts to undergo some….unusual changes, while Brigitte races to find a way to cure her of her newfound sexin’, partyin’, killin’ and eatin’ people tendencies (which is mostly achieved by hanging out with the school druggie – dude’s smarter than your average pothead!) during which time Ginger slips further and further away from her sister.  Seriously, this movie has everything.  Family drama, werewolves, gothiness to the core.  And the best part?  It’s the first of a trilogy.  While this one is fine as a standalone, the other two aren’t terrible to watch at all.  They don’t compare but they’re nice little bonuses in the Fitzgerald story.  Oh!!  And Mimi Rogers plays their mom.  You may know her as Tom Cruise’s first wife.


Chill, B. I was hungry.

If you’re not already enticed into watching this (and seriously I don’t understand how that could be except for how I can’t seem to truly find the words for this epicness), I leave you with some awesome quotes and the trailer:

The fuck, B. This is your idea. If you don’t like your ideas, stop having them.

A girl can only be a slut, a bitch, a tease, or the virgin next door.

Brigitte: Are you *sure* it’s just cramps?
Ginger: Just so you know… the words “just” and “cramps,” they don’t go together.

Ginger: Think she’s pretty?
Brigitte: If I wasn’t here would you eat her?

I get this ache… And I, I thought it was for sex, but it’s to tear everything to fucking pieces.

About mistylayne

I'm a Z movie loving, horror hound, Buffy quoting, Dr. Who watching, geekazoid and seeker of all things unusual. I'm a gypsy wanderer, lover of words, Wendy of the damned and all that jazz. What can I say? I'm complicated.

Posted on 2012.22.August, in Canadian Horror, Creature Feature, Horror, Horror Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Ginger Snaps is terrific! Great work!! @ The Sinful Dwarf… you are one of my favorite electronic people that I have never met and you are wonderful but a deal IS a deal… : ) I wish you luck!! But I also feel bad because it’s soooooo terrible… but, I don’t know, the more we talk about it it’s becoming some sort of great white horrible whale… HA! Like – some secret club. “OH, you’ve seen The Sinful Dwarf???” Nod. Fist bump. Secret hand gesture.

    • YES!! If we ever, for some random reason meet or bump into each other on the street, I am so greeting you with the secret hand shake!! Also I think this shall be the first thing I ask people when I meet them from now on. 😉 Thank you for your patience!!

      • I LOVE IT! To the waiter: “I’ll have a martini and a club sandwich.” To your new coworker, “Seen Sinful Dwarf?”. Person 2 – flashes the secret hand signal. You: Nod and reciprocate. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • *giggles uncontrollably* I need to make this scenario happen NOW!!!! That was awesome!! SALI!VA!!!!

      • Maybe if you ever get around to seeing it (stupid universe!!) we can think of an appropriate secret club gesture – I LOVE THIS! SALIVA indeed!!

  2. Ginger Snaps, love it 😀
    Good review and what the hell is ‘The Sinful Dwarf’? haha 😀

  3. Guess what my Misty-ling? Just guess? I WATCHED THIS MOVIE!! AND ~ wait for it~ LOVED IT! lol!! I don’t think we ever cross over with movies, but this one definately is one of my fav’s from the were’s 🙂 Great review (and quotes… lol @ just cramps…)

  4. Love, love, love Ginger Snaps. The sequels weren’t half bad either. Of course, not as good as the original, but, hey, what do you expect? I really wish they would release this on Blu. I haven’t seen it in years, and now I wanna watch it again . . .Thanks . . .

    • That’s exactly how I feel about the sequels. The third was questionable but I still love it because it’s the Fitzgeralds! I own them all but would love to see a special collector’s edition!

  5. Victor De Leon

    I love and own the entire trilogy. I believe the ladies were at a Horror Con recently and they still look great. Awesome post!

    • Hey Victor, thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Ahhhh, did you actually meet them?? I think I would totally go fan girl if I met them. I try to watch everything they’re in!

  6. Victor De Leon

    Unfortunately, no, I didn’t get to meet them. I had seen someone post some pics somewhere. They were on either side of a huge stand up poster of the first film. It’s so funny, I procrastinated for a long time before I finally watched the first film and afterwards I was like “Duh, this is hands down one of the most wickedly epic werewolf movies I’ve ever seen.” Oh well, I’ve watched them all now, so I’m all good. 😀

  7. This is a great movie from start to finish. I can’t believe more people haven’t heard of it. For me the third one is the most re-watchable, but this one has the best story and set up of all three.

  8. Gingersnaps sets it up so beautifully for the other 2, just love this movie to bits…

  9. Great post, keep up the good work.

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