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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.

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