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Cult/Occult: Ginger Snaps + Children’s Day

This screening took place on
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00pm
The Beer Tasters' Social House

Come down to The Beer Tasters’ Social House to celebrate the series finale of celebrated Canadian television show Orphan Black with a screening of co-creator John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps (2000), preceded by Fawcett’s largely unseen student horror film Children’s Day (1989)! 8pm A staple in Canadian genre film, Ginger Snaps is a devilishly funny horror film that portrays the struggles of puberty and adolescence through the lens of lycanthropy. Ginger (Katherine Isabelle), shortly after having her first period, is savagely mauled by a wild animal in the forest. Her wounds heal almost instantly, but the scars sprout tufts of hair and she's overcome by a new, insatiable lust for boys and blood. Brigitte (Emily Perkins), Ginger’s younger sister, grows increasingly worried of her sister’s transformation, and sets out to stop Ginger’s increasingly violent tendencies before it’s too late. (John Fawcett, 2000, Canada, 108 min) "Outside of being a taut and effective genre film, Ginger Snaps isn't afraid to delve into the dark, uncomfortable corners of adolescence, and it's remarkably perceptive about the true horrors of becoming an adult.” Scott Tobias, AV Club
  • Directed by John Fawcett
  • 2000, Canada
  • 108 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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