Some of you may be aware and others may not yet know, but one week ago, our crypt became the happy home of a 6 month old, 50 pound, hell hound. Now my daylight resting place will guarded by a fierce demonic wolf-like creature. Yeah, right…not unless you consider the way she licks your face and plays with a squeeky fox “fierce”.
She is a German Shepherd mix that the husband found at the pound and we have named her Zisa (yeah, look up the name and you discover how nerdy I am) She is ornery to the core and will be heading to obedience school as soon as I find one that trains the dogs to disarm stake welding attackers and is open 24 hours.
In honor of the new addition to our family, I wanted to clue you in on a great cult werewolf film, Ginger Snaps (2000). Ginger Snaps follows the two teenage Fitzgerald sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, as they take photos of horrific staged death scenes, purposly piss off everyone they come in contact with, and discover that there are worse things than puberty.
While the predictable outcome of a playground werewolf attack would usually be the most pressing matter in any person’s life, the conflict that emerges between the two sisters is actually the most tragic aspect of this film. As Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) transforms, in more ways than one, younger sister, Brigitte (Emily Perkins, who gives a great performance) struggles with both the desire to save her sister but also to remain by her side.
There are two things I love about this movie. One, it is great to see two female lead
bitches characters be realistic and badass. These girls talk to each other like real sisters do and take out a field hockey player like only a loving sister can. Two, no CGI was harmed in the making of this film. The special effects were prosthetics and makeup. I think F/X makeup is another artistic aspect of a movie, right there with the acting and the writing. Bad computer textures can do as much to bring you out of a film as much as lame dialogue. And the effects are pretty good in this film. Check out the quick shot of Ginger’s abdomen as she struts her stuff at the Halloween party. Enough is shown to be natural and disturbing at the same time.
I recommend this film, Zisa recommends this film, except she did not like all the dead dogs that kept popping up.
We also recommend checking out the sequel Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning. One word of warning about all of these films….they are Canadian.
Before, I take this Cerberus in training out for her midnight walk, I need to give away some yarn!
First up is the wonderful yarn from Matrunda!
This yarn is going home with…..K8Black!
Congrats and we cannot wait to see what you make out of it.
Second, is a bit of yarn I dyed in my Lab-OR-a-TORY…a/k/a The Kitchen of Death.
I will be sending this out to…jinann!
Congrats and make sure we see your finished project.
Tune in later this week because I have the yarn for this month ready to go and it is spechul!