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Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning -- Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.

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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Grant Harvey 
 
Writing credits
Christina Ray  &
Stephen Massicotte 

Produced by
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Paula Devonshire .... producer
John Fawcett .... executive producer
Grant Harvey .... producer
Steven Hoban .... producer
Jason Lee .... associate producer
Philip Mellows .... executive producer: 49 Films Inc.
Karyn Nolan .... associate producer
Noah Segal .... executive producer
Donna Sloan .... executive producer
Mark Smith .... associate producer
Tyman Stewart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Khaskin 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Marshall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ken Filewych 
 
Casting by
Carmen Kotyk 
 
Production Design by
Todd Cherniawsky 
 
Art Direction by
Doug Blackie 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Murray 
 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
 
Makeup Department
Lloyd Bell .... assistant hair stylist
Sarah Graham .... assistant makeup artist
Prudence Olenik .... key makeup artist
Leanne Rae Podavin .... key prosthetic makeup artist: KNB EFX Group Inc. (as Leanne Podavin)
Rose Rimmer .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mark Smith .... project manager: 49 Films Inc.
Doug Steeden .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Burnett .... trainee assistant director
Ehud Ellman .... first assistant director
Cory Faulkner .... third assistant director
John Fawcett .... second unit director
Ken Filewych .... second unit director
Pamela Wintringham .... first assistant director: second unit (as Pam Wintringham)
Pamela Wintringham .... second assistant director (as Pam Wintringham)
 
Art Department
Renee Baril .... assistant set decorator
Dan Beggs .... set dresser (as Daniel Beggs)
Melanie Brasch .... painter
Scott Bricker .... painter
Greg Brown .... carpenter
Cathy Cooper .... painter
John Dambrauskas .... greens coordinator (as John Damcrauskas)
Kirk Eberle .... artist: original title illustrations
Larry Farley .... carpenter
John Gallagher .... illustrator
John Gallagher .... storyboard artist
Eugene Gogowich .... on-set greens
Shelly Goldsack .... art department coordinator
Charlynn Gordon .... painter
Jim Gray .... on-set dresser
Russel Gray .... first assistant art director (as Russell Gray)
Amanda Griffiths .... painter
George Griffiths .... paint coordinator
Krista Hendrikx .... greens assistant
Jeff Howe .... head carpenter
Don Ives .... construction coordinator
Wayne Jeannotte .... carpenter
Dean Jones .... carpenter
Tom Kerr .... greens assistant
Avery King .... lead set dresser
Willy Lever .... greens assistant
Pieter Luider .... carpenter
Scott McCaw .... carpenter
Cat Mudryk .... second assistant art director (as Catherine Mudryk)
Justin Onofriechuk .... props assistant
Dave Oudshoorn .... on-set carpenter
Tom Purse .... painter
Richard 'Buck' Stevens .... head painter
Randy Swanson .... carpenter
Darcy Turlock .... carpenter
Ken Wills .... property master
Sherrie Wills .... props buyer
Bill Woytiuk .... greens assistant
Tom Yaremko .... greens assistant (as Thomas Yaremko)
 
Sound Department
Marina Adam .... foley assistant
Matt Ahrens .... second assistant sound editor
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Garrell Clark .... sound mixer
Erik Culp .... foley mixer
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Jack Heeren .... foley recordist
Ronayne Higginson .... adr editor
Martin Gwynn Jones .... second assistant sound editor
Garrett Kerr .... sound effects editor
Darcy Kite .... adr recordist
David McCallum .... supervising sound editor
Steve Moore .... assistant re-recording mixer
Brent Pickett .... first assistant sound editor
Donna Powell .... foley artist
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Tauber .... boom operator
Brandon Walker .... adr editor
David Yonson .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Chad Atkinson .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Geoff Bacchus .... special effects rigger
Linda Bastin .... purchasing department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Howard Berger .... designer: special makeup effects & werewolf animatronics
Howard Berger .... on set puppeteer: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Kamar Bitar .... office coordinator: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Judy Bowerman .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Connie Cadwell .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Bob David .... special effects assistant
Michael Deak .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group Inc. (as Michael S. Deak)
Chiz Hasegawa .... office coordinator: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Beth Hathaway .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Grady Holder .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Rick Kess .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Luke Khanlian .... mechanical department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Luke Khanlian .... on set puppeteer: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Brian Kinney .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Louis Kiss .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc. (as Lou Kiss)
Neil Krause .... special effects technician
Derek Krout .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Robert Kurtzman .... designer: special makeup effects & werewolf animatronics
Wade Maurer .... special effects technician
Jake McKinnon .... suit performer: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Kevin McTurk .... suit performer: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Clare Mulroy .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Greg Nicotero .... designer: special makeup effects & werewolf animatronics
Scott Patton .... art department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
David Perteet .... art department: KNB EFX Group Inc. (as Dave Perteet)
Alan Poole .... special effects shop foreman
Ben Rittenhouse .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Russell Seifert .... lab department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Eric Skodis .... purchasing department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Scott Stoddard .... art department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Mark Tavares .... art department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Leo Wieser .... special effects supervisor
David Wogh .... mechanical department: KNB EFX Group Inc.
David Wogh .... on set puppeteer: KNB EFX Group Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
Pietro Gallo .... visual effects artist
Rob Gyorgy .... senior visual effects artist (as Rev. Rob Gyorgy)
Chad Malbon .... digital film producer
Chad Malbon .... visual effects producer
Eric Myles .... digital film supervisor
Andrew Pascoe .... digital film technician
Brian Reid .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Nicki Cammaert .... stunt performer (as Niki Cammaert)
Wanda Ferraton .... stunt performer
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt coordinator
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt performer
Lori MacKay .... stunt performer (as Lori McKay)
Jodi Stecyk .... stunt coordinator
Jodi Stecyk .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gordon Armstrong .... electrician
Chris Bang .... camera trainee
Brigette Bennett .... second assistant camera: second unit
Jeff Connors .... grip
Jarrett Craig .... first assistant camera: second unit
Kathy Deugau .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Katherine Deugau)
Wes Doyle .... director of photography: second unit
Regan Enderl .... first assistant camera
Rick Garbutt .... macro photographer
Rick Garbutt .... time-lapse photographer
Warren Gibson .... best boy grip
David Gordon .... second assistant camera: second unit
Perry Harris .... electrician
Sean Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Sean Jensen .... camera operator
Brian A. Kuchera .... key grip (as Brian Kuchera)
Brett Manyluk .... second assistant camera
Peter Markowski .... best boy
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip
Dan Power .... still photographer
Robert Riddell .... camera operator: second unit (as Bob Riddell)
Alison J. Stewart .... grip (as Alison Rigby)
Ostap Toroshenko .... key grip
Al Wightmore .... generator operator (as Alan Wightmore)
Martin Wilde .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Bagherpour .... costume breakdown artist
Catherine Bamsey .... stitcher
Devora Brown .... costume truck supervisor
Judy Darough .... costume cutter: women (as Judith Darough)
Bonnie Depuis .... stitcher
Jeffrey Fayle .... wardrobe set supervisor (as Jeff Fayle)
Jennifer Haffenden .... assistant costume designer
Trudy Jansen .... costume cutter: men
Laura Lee Osborne .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Babcock .... post-production coordinator
Shelley Bakus .... assistant picture editor (as Shelly Bakus)
Walt Biljan .... digital color grading
Chad Glastonbury .... negative cutter
Peter Kay .... laboratory timer
Stephen Kent .... colorist: dailies
Milada Kovácová .... negative cutter (as Milada Kovacova)
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Ed Segeren .... avid technician
 
Transportation Department
Grant Bassingthwhite .... driver: wardrobe truck (as Grant Bassingthwaite)
Robin Bunney .... driver: honeywagon
Dennis Fitzgerald .... transportation coordinator
Ian Heacock .... driver
Bill Janssen .... driver
Grant McPhee .... transportation captain
Kathi Vold .... driver (as Kathleen Vold)
 
Other crew
Ian Barr .... story consultant
Camille Beaudoin .... location production assistant
Stuart Becker .... location trainee
Stuart Becker .... trainee assistant location manager
T.J. Bews .... horse wrangler (as TJ Bews)
Elizabeth Bolstler .... assistant accountant (as Libby Bolstler)
Laurette Bourassa .... production coordinator
Christina Buchli .... additional production legals: Heenan Blaikie
Sherry Chafe .... post-production accountant
Kevin Chandoo .... title designer
Jake Chapman .... location production assistant
Ken Chubb .... story consultant
Jesse Cooper .... assistant to director
Cindy French .... accounting clerk
Michelle Gougeon .... assistant coordinator
Kira-Leigh Hansen .... stand-in
Meghan Heffern .... stand-in
Shelly Hong .... project coordinator: 49 Films Inc.
Ed Huery .... assistant location manager
Gordon Imlach .... unit publicist
Bonnie Judd .... animal coordinator
Bonnie Judd .... animal trainer
Mark Kandborg .... production assistant
Jim Kennedy .... craft service
Jim Kennedy .... first aid
Kimberly Killam .... production accountant (as Kim Killam)
Keith Alan Kozak .... chef (as Keith Kozak)
Flo Krisko .... dog wrangler
Joanna Krupicz .... location production assistant
Lorelei Kuchera .... script supervisor: second unit
Daren Lucas .... stand-in (as Darren Lucas)
Marion Milner .... script supervisor
Tracy Noga .... office production assistant
Karyn Nolan .... business & legal affairs: 49 Films Inc.
Sabrina Paradis .... script supervisor: second unit (as Sabrina Birrell)
David Porter .... chef
Eric Rebalkin .... location manager
Judy Robinson .... office production assistant
Linda Rose .... post-production accountant
David Steinberg .... production attorney: Heenan Blaikie
Ostap Toroshenko .... production facilitator
Mark Wood .... general manager: CanWest Studios
Mark Wood .... general manager: Studio Post
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hellwolf: You Will Be Eaten Alive" - Philippines (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and some language
Runtime:
94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot back-to-back with Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The film is set in the 19th century. The first interior shot of the main house of the fort shows a wax cylinder music box. There are six songs on cylinders, the first of which is the song "Sweethearts of Sigma Chi", a song not written until 1911.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Brigitte:The Indians say the curse began in the time of the Ancients and was passed down through the blood of generations. There are legends of the Wendigo and the coming of the Red and the Black. Legends of the Day of Reckoning, when Death would consume the land...
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FAQ

Where precisely in the movie does Ginger get bitten by a werewolf?
How did Ginger and Brigitte come to be wandering in the forest?
How can this story take place in the 19th century before Ginger and Brigette were even born?
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat Disappointing, 23 June 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

This prequel concerns the sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, making their way through 19th century Canada in what one can assume to be a previous incarnation.

Having lost their parents, the orphaned girls trek alone through the wilderness during a cold, harsh winter. They stumble upon the remains of an Indian village, which looks to have been ripped apart by some great beast. One of the few survivors, an old wise woman, warns them that they must "kill the boy" or "one sister will kill the other." When Brigitte accidentally steps into a bear trap a short time later, the two girls are rescued and assisted by a handsome Indian man known only as The Hunter, who leads the girls to nearby Bailey Fort...perhaps the very fort around which the future suburban community of Bailey Downs will spring. The fort is in poor shape. The men are suspicious, the atmosphere is bleak and the supplies are running low. It seems that the men who were sent for winter provisions several months before never returned...at least, not in human form. Indeed, several strange and vicious beasts seem to be stalking the woods just beyond the fort...and there may be one within as well!

This 3rd installment in the imaginative and intelligent Ginger Snaps series lacks the black humor and witty script of the previous two. The girls are lovely and convincing, the setting of a snowbound fort is both creepy and beautiful, and the new character of The Hunter is intriguing and nice to look at, but this film takes itself far too seriously. I also had a hard time accepting the fact that a young girl in the 19th century would utter a phrase like: "These people are f-cked." Such instances of modern dialogue inserted into a setting of 100+ years past is disconcerting at best...but maybe I'm the only one it would bother.

The beasts are highly visible in the final scenes of the film, and are pretty impressive looking. Other than that, the films gets a little weighted down by the gloomy atmosphere, with nary a joke to be found. The religious metaphors and Native American mysticism seem to have been pulled right out of "The Crucible," "The Scarlet Letter" and "Thunderheart" and seem to have been used for set dressing rather than as crucial plot devices. Still, there's a good amount of blood and gore to please most splatter enthusiasts, and an open ending which seems both to resolve the second film and bring us right back around to the first.

It's not a terrible movie by any means, but since I'd come to expect a certain amount of smart black comedy and found none here, it was just a little disappointing. The girls do a great job with their characters, as they always do, but they had far less to work with this time around. I give this a 6 on a scale of 10, whereas the first two each get a 9.

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