Tonight is the one and only Full Moon in October. And it's during #MONSTERWEEK! What better night to have a Werewolf Double Feature?

Ginger Snaps

Let me be completely clear: I adore this movie. I am shocked and saddened that I was not fortunate enough to see this film until very recently. Written by Karen Walton and directed by John Fawcett, this Canadian horror film follows two sisters, Ginger and Brigette, who are outcasts in their suburban town. They are morbid, death obsessed, and share a bond that is impenetrable. That is until one night, on their way to pull a prank on  one of the popular girls who bullied Brigette, Ginger simultaneously gets her first period and gets attacked by a werewolf. This sets off a series of events that distance the sisters, as Ginger is transforming into her new self, and Brigette is desperately trying to find a cure before the next full moon. This film is clever in it's analogy, witty in it's dialogue, and in general a fresh look at both the old werewolf myth, as well as the portrayal of young female characters in horror genre.

Silver Bullet

Stephen King is a horror makin' machine. This 1985 film (directed by Dan Attais) is based on then Stephen King novel "Cycle of the Werewolf" and written by King himself. It is about a small town that is terrorized by a werewolf for months, and while everyone in the town believe it to be a psycho killer, one little boy knows whats what. Marty (played by  a young Corey Haim) begins to suspect that the killings are done by not a man, but a creature when his friend gets torn to bits. After an encounter with the beast, Marty confides in his sister, who figures out who their prime suspect is. They have to convince their uncle (Gary Busey)  to help them prepare to slay the creature by melting a silver crucifix into a bullet. This film is so cheesy and silly that it's good. I don't know why this werewolf uses a baseball bat of all things to kill people, or why it looks so funny in general, but I'm not upset about it one bit.

Featured Drink: The Silver Bullet

What You Need:

  • 2 parts gin
  • 1 part  Scotch whisky
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • lemon slice to garnish

What You Do:

  1. Shake ingredients in a cocktail  shaker and serve over ice.
  2. Garnish with lemon.
  3. Optional: Pour over ginger ale (Get it? Ties it all together).