Ginger Snaps

Critics Consensus

The strong female cast and biting satire of teenage life makes Ginger Snaps far more memorable than your average werewolf movie -- or teen flick.



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In this modern werewolf tale, sisters Ginger and Brigitte are ostracized by their town because of their morbid inclinations. Soon after being attacked by a wolf, Ginger begins to exhibit strange nocturnal behavior. Now Brigitte must decide whether to save herself or join Ginger in otherworldly doings.

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Audience Reviews for Ginger Snaps

  • Apr 30, 2016
    What begins as a clever satire that uses lycanthropy as a witty metaphor for puberty soon gets sadly derailed in a disappointing development in which it seems to go awry and lose its way (mainly its thematic focus) into mere gore and violence (though I do like how it ends).
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2015
    Really really strange and will appeal mostly to alternative audiences. The real spark in this teeny, biting dark comedy comes from the driven and extremely enthusiastic performance of Katharine Isabelle as a young woman on the cusp of physical pubescent development who is bitten by a werewolf and suffers from a supernatural curse, a symptom of which happens to be menstruation. The almost pitch black humour will resonate amongst an audience of misfit teens in black clothes that Ginger Snaps will likely appeal to most.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2014
    A cult horror film, Ginger Snaps tries to put a unique spin on the werewolf genre but has some tonally problems. Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle star as two sisters whose bond is tested when one of them is attacked by a werewolf and begins to transform. Unfortunately, the writing is uneven and tries to insert some horror-comedy and satire that doesn't quite work. Part of the problem is the performances, which are pretty lifeless. Additionally, the wolf effects are pretty terrible; though some of the transformation makeup work is rather creative. Ginger Snaps does some interesting things, but in the end it doesn't quite succeed.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2013
    Okay. Starts out really weird but gets interesting. Honestly though, there's way too much unnecessary blood and gore, and I really feel that it takes away from the movie. The ending is cool but way too abrupt and leaves too many open plot holes.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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