Director Mike Mendez recommends a hairy horror tale
The werewolf is one of the most beloved creatures in Hollywood’s monster menagerie. But, as director Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!, Don’t Kill It) points out in the latest commentary out of the Trailers From Hell website, there aren’t that many great big screen lycanthropy tales. One film that is currently clawing its way into the classic werewolf canon is 2000’s feminist fear-fest Ginger Snaps, which also happens to be the subject of Mendez’s TFH rumination.
“This is a Canadian independent film starring Emily Perkins, Mimi Rogers, and Katharine Isabelle,” says Mendez. “What starts off as a high school drama about two death-obsessed sisters quickly spirals into something much wilder, when elder sister Ginger is attacked by a werewolf, upon having her first period, and is slowly turned into one as well…With every passing day, her transformation is progressing and her bloodlust is growing. Lock up the neighborhood pets as well as the varsity football team, because Ginger is on the prowl.”
Watch Mendez’s full Ginger Snaps trailer commentary above.