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Ginger Snaps -- Ginger and Brigitte, two sisters trapped in suburbia, are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death... until they get a taste of the real thing.
Ginger Snaps -- This film uses werewolfism as a metaphor for puberty. One of the Fitzgerald sisters, suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods (and it ain't a neighborhood dog).


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Release Date:
11 May 2001 (Canada) See more »
She's got the curse See more »
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
John Fawcett 
Writing credits
Karen Walton (story) &
John Fawcett (story)

Karen Walton (written by)

Produced by
Tina Goldlist .... associate producer
Karen Lee Hall .... producer
Steven Hoban .... producer (as Steve Hoban)
Dan Lyon .... executive producer (as Daniel Lyon)
Alicia Reilly Larson .... executive producer (as Alicia Reilly-Larson)
Noah Segal .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Shields  (as Michael Shields)
Cinematography by
Thom Best (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Brett Sullivan 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Production Design by
Todd Cherniawsky 
Art Direction by
Mary Wilkinson 
Set Decoration by
Eric McNab 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
Makeup Department
Gérald Altenburg .... wig maker (as Gerald Altenburg)
Sarah Fairbairn .... makeup artist
Jenn Gould .... makeup assistant: second unit (as Jen Gould)
Paul Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Candice Ornstein .... makeup assistant: second unit
Jordan Samuel .... makeup artist
Suzanne Savage .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert J. Pazoro .... production manager (as Roberta J. Pazdro)
Lori A. Waters .... post-production supervisor (as Lori Waters)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Arias .... second assistant director: second unit
Grant Harvey .... second unit director
Sheldon Inkol .... first assistant director: second unit
David McLennan .... first assistant director
Craig Newman .... third assistant director
Michelle Redel .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Neil Winemaker .... trainee assistant director
Laura Wood Fawcett .... second assistant director
Art Department
Frank Consiglio .... set dresser
Patrick Cooke .... on-set dresser
Joanne Filleti .... key painter (as Joanne F. Filleti)
Michael Followes .... property master
Julia Holden .... storyboard artist
Vincenzo Natali .... storyboard artist
Dan Norton .... first assistant art director
Derreck Roemer .... assistant property master
Monique Roy .... lead set dresser
Jack St. John .... head carpenter
Frans Van Gerwen .... construction coordinator
Joanna Weinstein .... food stylist
Cindy Yetman .... property master: second unit (uncredited)
Sound Department
Marina Adam .... foley assistant
Tom Blainey .... adr recordist
Fred Brennan .... adr editor
Kathy Choi .... second assistant sound editor
Susan Fairbairn .... first assistant sound editor
Robert Fletcher .... location sound recordist
Jeff Hamon .... adr recordist
Garrett Kerr .... supervising dialogue editor
Bob Lacivita .... adr recordist
Mishann Lau .... dialogue editor
Geoff Lippman .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording assistant
Stephen Marian .... boom operator (as Steve Marian)
David McCallum .... sound designer
David McCallum .... supervising sound editor
Jason Milligan .... boom operator
Steve Moore .... sound re-recording assistant
Donna Powell .... foley artist
Ian Rankin .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Ian Rankin .... foley recordist
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Robert Warchol .... sound effects editor
Randy Wilson .... adr recordist
David Yonson .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Reg Ashby .... special effects assistant
Rob Crawford .... special effects assistant
Fifi Dadanka .... effects artist
Carl Faber .... effects artist
Matthew Galliford .... effects artist
Kelly Groh .... prosthetic costume coordinator
Shaune Harrison .... key prosthetic artist
Kate Hill .... key prosthetic artist
Tiar Hollub .... effects artist
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Paul Jones .... creature effects
John Kernigan .... prosthetic costume coordinator
Vicky Mifsud .... prosthetic artist
Mike Pyette .... effects artist
Rudy Rivas .... special effects assistant
David Scott .... effects artist
Dan Sheehan .... effects artist
Anthony Veilleux .... effects artist
Scott Patton .... sculptor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Furniotis .... visual effects supervisor
Jamie Hallett .... digital composites
Jamie Hallett .... opening title composite
Chris Nguyen .... film scanning and recording
David Salter .... digital composites
Bob Yoshioka .... digital composites
Brittney Banks .... stunt performer
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Kym Kristalie .... stunt performer
Jessica Meyer .... stunt performer
Regan Moore .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt rigger
Billy Oliver .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Banting .... gaffer: second unit (as Terry J. Banting)
Paul Begin .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mark Berlet .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Berlet .... gaffer
Paul Boucher .... additional camera operator
Steven Chung .... camera operator: EPK
Michael Curtis .... third electrician
Margaret Demchenko .... camera trainee
Maryse Frigon .... second assistant camera
Mario Frisk .... key grip: second unit
Ava Gerlitz .... still photographer (as Ava V. Gerlitz)
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
James D. Grant .... best boy grip
Kenneth S. Green .... best boy electric: second unit (as Ken Green)
Kenneth S. Green .... electrician (as Ken Green)
Patrick Hales .... dolly grip
Sean Hearn .... best boy electric: second unit
Jeff Hohener .... first assistant camera: second unit
Andy Jekabsons .... first assistant camera: second unit
Sean Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Sean Jensen .... camera operator
Chris Kelly .... best boy grip: second unit
Chris Kelly .... grip
Shaun Lawless .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Rick Leger .... generator operator
Tom O'Reilly .... key grip (as Thomas O'Reilly)
Loreen Ruddock .... best girl electric
Lennon Shute .... best boy grip: second unit
Gavin Smith .... director of photography: second unit
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera
Frank Varga .... generator operator: second unit
Pief Weyman .... still photographer (as L. Pief Weyman)
Chris Zacharuk .... electrician
Casting Department
Megan Conacher .... extras casting
Caroline Klein .... extras casting assistant
Robert McGee .... casting: USA
Linda Phillips-Palo .... casting: USA (as Linda Philips-Palo)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvia Bohne .... wardrobe assistant: second unit
Sheila Fitzpatrick .... assistant costume designer
Marie Grogan Hales .... wardrobe supervisor
Kelly Hood .... wardrobe assistant
Stacy Laliberte .... wardrobe assistant: second unit
Editorial Department
Michele Francis .... first assistant editor
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Margaret Hutz .... digital intermediate technician (uncredited)
Location Management
Conor Cronin .... location scout
Marco Di Venanzo .... location production assistant (as Marco 'Ratboy' Di Venanzo)
Orest Haba .... location manager
Steven Merrick .... location scout
Iain Stewart .... location scout
Music Department
Howard Jones .... composer: song "Temple from Within"
Tanya Kalmanovitch .... music arranger: strings
Jason Lawrence .... music recording assistant
Scot McFadyen .... music supervisor
Beau Shiminsky .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Glen Avigdor .... transportation captain
Allan Fear .... driver
Lora Kitchener .... transportation coordinator
Scott Magee .... driver
Richard Miazek .... driver
John Osmokrovic .... driver
Doug Warren .... driver
Other crew
Taryn Ash .... stand-in
Mark 'The Bish' Bishop .... production assistant
Debbie Bromley .... location maintenance
Ken Chubb .... story editor
Karen Colaco .... production accountant
Jane Conway .... animal wrangler
Lincoln D'Souza .... assistant accountant (as Lincoln Desouza)
Lara Edwards .... production legal: Heenan Blaikie
Charlotte Engel .... production coordinator
Cori Ferguson .... publicist
Dan Greenwood .... production assistant
Pamela Hackwell .... contact lens technician
Violetta Hessing .... animal wrangler
Mandy Ketcheson .... contact lens technician
Victor Kushmaniuk .... associate to producer
Rachel Landry .... script supervisor
Sam Lee .... production assistant
Tina Madden .... script supervisor: second unit
Sasha Marusich .... production accountant
David McKane .... production assistant
Anne Marie Murphy .... clearance
Anne Marie Murphy .... legal researcher
Andrea Nesbitt .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Osler .... contact lens technician
Martin Osler .... contact lens technician (as Dr. Martin Osler)
Jason Skrobar .... production assistant
Rebecca Smith .... post-production accountant
David Steinberg .... production legal: Heenan Blaikie
Brian Weiner .... tutor
Glen Wylie .... assistant accountant
Kirk Jarrett .... animal trainer (uncredited)
R. Emerson John .... daily script supervisor (uncredited)
Jonathan Agenski .... thank you to (as Sprawl - Jonathan Agenski)
Stewart Aziz .... thank you to
Shirley Barrie .... thank you to
Robert E. Baruc .... thank you to (as Robert Baruc)
Crissy Boylan .... thank you to
Amy Caplan .... thank you to
Semi Chellas .... thank you to
Ken Cherniawsky .... thank you to (as Ken)
Rose Cherniawsky .... thank you to
Suzette Couture .... thank you to
Janet E. Cuddy .... thank you to (as Janet Cuddy)
Jennifer Cypher .... thank you to
Inge Fawcett .... thank you to
Keith Fawcett .... thank you to (as Keith)
Nicola Gallimore .... thank you to
Karen German .... thank you to
Lynne Godin .... thank you to
Joan Groote .... thank you to
Bill Hall .... thank you to
Marg Hall .... thank you to (as Marg)
Tyler Harcott .... thank you to
Fabiana Harvey .... thank you to
Grant Harvey .... thank you to (as Grant)
Jack Heath .... thank you to
Kate Holloway .... thank you to (as Kate)
Michael Holloway .... thank you to
Jennifer Hollyer .... thank you to
Roger Honeywell .... thank you to
Geoff Hubbard .... thank you to
Verda Johnston .... thank you to (as Verda)
William Johnston .... thank you to
Bernadette Joyce .... thank you to
Ralph Kircher .... thank you to (as Sprawl - Ralph Kircher)
Mary Larocque .... thank you to
Lucy Lawless .... thank you to
Janis Lundman .... thank you to
Allan Magee .... thank you to (as Al Magee)
Heidi Marshall .... thank you to
Kevin May .... thank you to
Michaelle McLean .... thank you to (as Michaelle MacLean)
Lisa Miller Wood .... thank you to
Adrienne Mitchell .... thank you to
Jim Murphy .... thank you to
Hugh Murray .... thank you to
Vincenzo Natali .... thank you to
Nigel Phelps .... thank you to
Debbie Reeves .... thank you to
Jeff Sackman .... thank you to
Pierre Sarrazin .... thank you to
Helen Souza .... thank you to
Rob Tapert .... thank you to
Cheri Turner .... thank you to (as Cherie Turner)
Joanne Walton .... thank you to (as Joanne)
Neale Walton .... thank you to
Peter Wellington .... thank you to
Laura Wood Fawcett .... thank you to (as Laura Fawcett)
Anne Wood .... thank you to
Carole Wood .... thank you to (as Carole)
Grant Wood .... thank you to
Michael Wood .... thank you to
Jeremy Wright .... thank you to
Scott Yoselow .... thank you to
Lora Yowell .... thank you to
Bernard Zukerman .... thank you to (as Bernard Zuckerman)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ginger Snaps I" - Belgium (English title) (alternative title)
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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Karen Walton was apprehensive about writing the film because of the horror genre's reputation of negatively portraying women. Director John Fawcett convinced her that the film would break these clichés, so she took the job.See more »
Continuity: When Ginger is in the car with Jason we can see that her nails are very long; later when she comes to see Sam with Brigitte, her nails are normal.See more »
Ginger:You know, we're almost not even related anymore.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)See more »
Siberian KissSee more »


What is 'Ginger Snaps' about?
What did the sisters mean by "out by 16 or dead in the scene"?
How does the movie end?
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32 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Movies of Werewolf Ever (17 November 2008), 24 May 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The outcast teenager sisters Brigitte (Emily Perkins) and Ginger Fitzgerald (Katharine Isabelle) are very connected and have a weird pact of death between them. Their hobby is photography, more specifically morbid pictures of violent death scenes. On the full moon night the sixteen year-old Ginger has her first period, she is bitten by a wild animal, indeed a werewolf, but she omits the attack to her mother Pamela (Mimi Rogers). A couple of days later, Ginger changes her behavior; her body is covered by excessive hair; and she has the need of attacking dogs and other animals. While her mother believes that the menstruation is causing her changes of attitude, Brigitte seeks the cure with the local drug dealer Sam (Kris Lemche).

"Ginger Snaps" is one of the best movies of werewolf ever. This is the third time that I watch this movie, now on DVD, and I like the approach of the dramatic story, using the usual change of behavior of a teenager after her first period in parallel to a werewolf attack. The weird Fitzgerald sisters are brilliantly performed by Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle, and the conclusion is excellent. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Possuída" ("Possessed")

My previous review of 24 May 2005:

Gore, Weird and Original Horror Movie

Brigitte (Emily Perkins) and Ginger Fitzgerald (Katharine Isabelle) are very connected sisters and very weird and morbid persons, having a great attraction with death. On the night Ginger gets her first period, she is attacked by a furred beast and her behavior and mood change. Her mother and friends believe that this changing is caused by her hormones, but her sister believes that she was bitten by a werewolf. Sooner Brigitte sees that she is right and tries to save her sister from the terrible fate.

The first time I saw "Ginger Snaps", I did not like it, since I found the story too bloody and with an open end. Today I have just watched it for the second time because I bought the DVD with the sequence, and now I found "Ginger Snaps" a gore, weird and original horror movie. I changed completely my first opinion, and I really liked this movie. It is a very violent werewolf film, having two excellent lead actresses with great performances, Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle. Now I hope that the sequence does not spoil such a good story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Possuída" ("Possessed")

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