The Vern won the Movie of the Month Poll this July, and unlike past victories of his, no one wants to kill him for championing this film. “Ginger Snaps” from 2000, was the subject of the latest Lambcast and horror films seem to work not only at Halloween but during the Summer Months. It might be a bit of a spoiler to say this is a werewolf movie, but if you did not know that going in, you did not see any artwork used in the promotion of the film.
The hook in this film is the curse of the werewolf may also be a different kind of curse. Horny boys everywhere have been saying “old enough to bleed, old enough to breed” as a rationalization for their predatory behavior. This film sort of turns the notion on it’s head. All of the guests today had a take on the “feminist” perspective in the film. Lisa Leaheey, the lone woman on our show, took most of us on a tour of the female perspective on the film. Howard Casner disagrees, but you might be surprised at which person is advocating which position. David Brook has things to say, and he manages to occasionally get a word in about the relationship between the sisters at the center of the “tail”, but he is especially concerned about colloquial dialogue .
So the theme is puberty, transformation and relationships. This is the nightmare of adolescence. The Vern sees one actress as the MVP, but again, Howard disagrees. Are teen boys and queen bees as horrible as they often appear? We are going to find out. Is it creepy that we discuss what the age of consent is in Canada?
Clearly boys and girl react differently to puberty, and apparently to being bit by a werewolf. Neighborhood dogs are in deep trouble in this movie. Did the boys and girl on this show find this interesting or problematic. The Vern has a very controversial take on ratings. You will just have to listen to see.
Vern’s Movie Quote Game 1:27:00
Lisa Between the Scares
Howard Pop Art
David Blueprint Review
Richard 80s Nostalgia Central
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