IMDb > Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Ginger Snaps (2000) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 11 | slideshow) Videos (see all 4)
Ginger Snaps -- 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.
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).
Ginger Snaps -- 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.

Overview

User Rating:
6.8/10   27,044 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Karen Walton (story) &
John Fawcett (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Ginger Snaps on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
11 May 2001 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's got the curse See more »
Plot:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
8 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
She's Snapped. See more (306 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Create a character page for: ?

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
 
Stunts
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 .... 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
 
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
Conor Cronin .... location scout
Lincoln D'Souza .... assistant accountant (as Lincoln Desouza)
Marco Di Venanzo .... location production assistant (as Marco 'Ratboy' Di Venanzo)
Lara Edwards .... production legal: Heenan Blaikie
Charlotte Engel .... production coordinator
Cori Ferguson .... publicist
Dan Greenwood .... production assistant
Orest Haba .... location manager
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
Steven Merrick .... location scout
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
Iain Stewart .... location scout
Brian Weiner .... tutor
Glen Wylie .... assistant accountant
Kirk Jarrett .... animal trainer (uncredited)
R. Emerson John .... daily script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
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
Robert G. Tapert .... thank you to (as Rob Tapert)
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


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
108 min | Argentina:110 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Brigitte and Sam are running through the house trying to find Ginger as a Werewolf, every window they pass has light shining in, even though it's supposed to be late at night.See more »
Quotes:
Ginger:[Playing with a kitchen knife] Wrists are for girls. I'm slitting my throat.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
First CommandmentSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on a novel?
Where did the dead dog on the hockey field come from?
What is the plant that Brigitte and Sam use for the cure?
See more »
58 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
She's Snapped., 21 December 2003
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

I grow weary of horror films. I really do. I don't tend to enjoy the majority of serial killer slasher flicks because they're not my piece of cake. One, they don't scare me. Two, the quality of the films has greatly decreased since John Carpenter's "Halloween," and the result is a bunch of recycled slasher hits and their uncountable many sequels, all just replays of the last one. Three, the entire formula is getting old.

There are bands of teenagers and cult followers who love horror films. I am not one of those (un)lucky individuals. I respect well-made modern horror films, but I yearn for the olden days when horror implied something a little more than just blood-'n-guts-type serial killer movies with unbeatable foes battling virgins and non-virgins in ridiculous situations.

Yes, real horror films are truly hard to find nowadays, which is why "Ginger Snaps" -- a modestly-scaled Canadian werewolf movie -- succeeds as more than just another crude bit-by-a-werewolf-soon-you're-a-killer-man-beast movie. (Pardon the random and haphazard string of words.)

Werewolf movies are as old as the days. Over the years, with unflattering productions such as "Wolf" (1994), the legend and actual horror of werewolfs has decreased and the images of the beasts have turned into some sort of cute, cuddly dog figures.

"Ginger Snaps" is one of the darkest werewolf films made, and one of the most realistic, too. It's a story about a teenage girl who acquires the mythical hairraising powers of the species after being attacked and mauled in Canadian woods.

Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, who starred in this year's "Freddy vs. Jason") is a happy 16-year-old with a low social life status. Her 15-year-old sister, Brigitte (Emily Perkins), is the same way. But one night in the woods outside their home, both girls are attacked by a vicious beast, and soon Ginger starts going through some changes. First it's minor stuff, like hair sprouting in weird places. Then it's strange stuff, like growing a tail.

Soon she's the "cool girl" at school, hanging out with the right crowds and so on. Her sister is put off by Ginger's new image, and is uneasy with the new, cruel, cool Ginger, who no longer hangs out with her sister.

But the changes start to become too apparent, and she begins to gradually evolve into a hairy beast, which threatens not only Brigitte's life, but also those around her, especially after Ginger's blood craving starts to take over her senses.

The key to this film, I think, is its modest tone. It was a low-budget Canadian werewolf movie -- nothing more -- and it has an ingenuity about it. It's original, to a certain extent, even though the actual premise of werewolves has been used to death over the years.

This is a fun movie because of its unique view of werewolves. It brings the legend of the mythical beasts closer to reality -- it offers a perspective of what it may truly be like to acquire the abilities of the beast in today's age. Sure, the overall premise may be ridiculous, as werewolves are works of fiction, but if you ever want to know what it may be like -- just for fun -- then check this one out for a good thrill.

4/5 stars.

- John Ulmer

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (306 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Ginger Snaps (2000)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Are You Afraid Of The Dark aaron-wade-b
Blu-ray release Laufield
Emily Perkins? WakenPayne
First period at 16?? A little late isn't it? feeley12366
Anyone seen this 'behind the scenes' footage? WakenPayne
Obscurus Lupa: A Short Look at the Ginger Snaps Trilogy Morbius_Fitzgerald
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Teeth Freeway Battle Royale Persepolis Pineapple Express
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb Canada section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.