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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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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 Stevens .... head painter (as Richard 'Buck' Stevens)
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
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)
"Ginger Snaps III: The Beginning" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for violence and some language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The last installment of the Ginger Snaps films.See more »
Continuity: During the first leech scene (when they test if Brigitte is a werewolf or not) Brigitte's sock changes color from white to olive and then back to white again.See more »
[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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How can this story take place in the 19th century before Ginger and Brigette were even born?
Is it recommended to see this movie before the first two "Ginger Snaps" movies?
Where is this story supposed to be set?
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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A great movie in its own right, 19 May 2005
Author: rob30316 from United States

Neither sequel has been nearly as good as the original, but considering how brilliant "Ginger Snaps" was, no one could reasonably expect that. Actually, my main disappointment with both sequels is that I wanted what GS had--horror, humor, hipness, irony. But anytime there's a sequel that tries to be the original, it fails because it tried to emulate the first installment. Both sequels have completely different story lines and character. The only real continuity is in the characterization and the themes. And that's a brilliant decision. I probably liked "The Beginning" better than "Unleashed," but I just finished watching the former, so I can't be objective. It is, in its own right, a really terrific film. All of the films have had their fair share of visual panache, but this one is so beautiful it reminded me of "Sleepy Hollow" at times. I almost wish they'd been released under completely different titles--I can't help but compare the sequels to the original, and they're not really sequels. They all feature the same two leading actress; they're all about werewolves; "Unleashed" even picks up after the first left off. But you could watch "Unleashed" without having seen "Ginger Snaps" and still know what's going on, and since the third starts close to 200 years before the first, you obviously don't have to see the others. They're separate films connected by actresses and themes, as I see it. Speaking of the actresses--Emily Perkins and Isabelle Katherine are, of course, beyond reproach. Their direction is wrong; they don't fit in to the milieu they're put in, but I think that's a director error. Or the director's way of maintaining the integrity of the characters we know from the first two movies. Ginger and Bridget can't exactly be Puritans, can they? Next to the drop-dead brilliant score Mike Shields composed for the original, this soundtrack doesn't stand a chance. But it works very, very well with the setting and the action. I had to watch one scene towards the end (the fire) twice only because of the music. One thing I absolutely loved, though found a bit campy--Ginger spends half the movie dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, though her hood, and the rest of her clothes, are black...It makes for some stunning cinematography, though. So basically, after "Ginger Snaps," it's a bit of a letdown. But not taking the original into account, it's an incredible film that you shouldn't miss.

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