Ginger Snaps
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A smart, resourceful, and wickedly funny teen-horror film that reinvents the werewolf myth as a potent metaphor for pubescent angst and humiliation."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"The ideas are thin, and the scene-by-scene execution of them is bumbling."
‑ Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"An uncommonly intelligent fright film, one that unnerves you at a very deep, primal level."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"In this highly sophisticated and disturbing Canadian horror movie, director John Fawcett transcends the banality of the werewolf formula with verve, well-paced action and genuine terror."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"A remarkable and excellent werewolf thriller that's equal parts creepy, funny, and tragic."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A quietly subversive my-sister-is-turning-into-a-werewolf movie that doesn't wimp out at the end."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"A superbly realized take on the perils of being different in a world that demands conformity."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A witty and intelligent exploration of what it means to become and live as a woman in middle-class suburbia."
‑ Eleanor McKeown, Electric Sheep
"John Fawcett has directed "Ginger Snaps" with terrific flair, punctuating ominous moods with bursts of pitch-dark humor."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"A stunning teen angst/werewolf film from 2001, this was the best lycanthrope movie since An American Werewolf in London."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"This isn't just a good horror movie, it's a good movie. Period."
‑ , Time Out
"It deserves a cult following among satire-loving, feminist-minded gore aficionados who appreciate a well-made human tail."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Not squeamish? Like monsters? Go see."
‑ , Total Film
"Very, very violent horror flick."
‑ Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
"Successfully operates on dual levels -- as a horror movie and as a study of two sisters."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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