Over dinner with a couple of friends, I proclaimed, “I am done with zombies and am now moving on to werewolves.” One friend replied, “That’s a sentence you don’t hear every day.” No, I was not discussing my dating options but rather the progress of my book.
As Gary Larson demonstrates in the above cartoon, werewolves are mischievous creatures. I have been pondering the ties between werewolves, transformation and adolescence by looking at the Ginger Snaps film trilogy and the current TV series Teen Wolf. The Ginger Snaps films cleverly make an equation between werewolves, puberty and menstrual cycles and the link between our animalistic natures and the full moon.
If you haven’t seen the Ginger Snaps films, go and see them immediately as they are some of the best Canadian horror films out there! http://www.gingersnapsthemovie.com/