Attention, neighbors to the north. The cinetrix has just learned of Canadian cult film phenomenon Ginger Snaps, and she needs to know more, STAT. According to Melora Koepke in the latest issue of Maisonneuve,
[I]t features lycanthropy as a metaphor for the pubescent changes of socially inept teenage girls (tagline: They Don’t Call It the Curse for Nothing). The transformative beast is the lovely Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, whom you may remember from Insomnia and Freddy vs. Jason, as well as the two Ginger Snaps sequels). Ginger becomes ravenously sexual and rips the throat out of a high-school sports hero as she goes through wolfish changes. Her sister Brigitte (Da Vinci’s Inquest star Emily Perkins), younger and unbitten, watches horrified as her sister turns into a bloody, hairy, horny monster.
Sweet! The cinetrix loves teen-girl bildungsromans. Plus, the French word for "werewolves" is "loups-garous."