This week’s pick is very near and dear to my heart. It is probably one of my favourite indie horror films ever, and just so happens to contain some very talented Canadians. I’m still taking in that this film is almost 15 years old, but the strong female leads make it the perfect ending to my Women In Horror Month Cinema Sunday posts!
Directed by Orphan Black director John Fawcett this week’s Cinema Sunday choice is Ginger Snaps.
In most horror films based on werewolves the “victim” is usually someone I find really irritating to be perfectly honest. This film does it a little differently with two death obsessed sisters who deal with one of them becoming the beast after a werewolf bite. This is one of first films I had ever seen Katharine Isabelle (“Hannibal”,”American Mary” “Freddy vs Jason” etc) in and you can see how truly talented the woman is.
I remember seeing this film on late night cable the year is came out 14 years ago. I had to be about 9 years old, and this was probably one of the first indie horror flicks I had ever seen. The film totally changed my views on horror and women in horror. The movie will forever remain a cult classic and a favourite of mine.
Fans of the series “Supernatural” will be pleased to see Emily Perkins in her early years. Co-star Katharine Isabelle was also featured in a few episodes of the demon hunting 9 seasons and going series.
FUN FACT: Isabelle and Perkins appeared in another film as siblings co-starring with Selena Gomez in the Disney channel film “Another Cinderella Story”.
AND! Lucy Lawless aka Xena: Warrior Princess is the voice on the P.A system!
It’s fangirl/fanboys dream film.
9.9 shewolves out of 10
Who Should Watch This?
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