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Ginger Snaps (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 2001 (Canada)
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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.

Director:

John Fawcett

Writers:

Karen Walton (story), John Fawcett (story) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Perkins ... Brigitte
Katharine Isabelle ... Ginger
Kris Lemche ... Sam
Mimi Rogers ... Pamela
Jesse Moss ... Jason
Danielle Hampton Danielle Hampton ... Trina
John Bourgeois ... Henry
Peter Keleghan ... Mr. Wayne
Christopher Redman ... Ben
Jimmy MacInnis Jimmy MacInnis ... Tim
Lindsay Leese ... Nurse Ferry
Wendii Fulford Wendii Fulford ... Ms. Sykes
Ann Baggley Ann Baggley ... Mother
Graeme Robertson Graeme Robertson ... Toddler
Maxwell Robertson Maxwell Robertson ... Toddler
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Storyline

Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

They are weird... She's got the Curse... Now her sister tries to save her... (Netherlands release) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2001 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ginger Snaps I See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,430, 28 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,554, 1 November 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite major success internationally in The UK and Australia "Ginger Snaps" struggled to get noticed in the USA until HBO began airing it in the early 2000's which was when the film started to peak the interest of North American Horror fans. See more »

Goofs

When Ginger and Brigitte go to visit Sam because he has an idea, he slams the door when Ginger and Brigitte come in. Then when you see Sam and Brigitte talking the door is open. Also when the door is slammed the hinge is on the left when they are talking the door is the other way round; if you were looking from the same view as when he slammed the door the hinge would be on the right. See more »

Quotes

[while burying girl under the shed]
Ginger: Think she's pretty?
Brigitte: If I wasn't here, would you eat her?
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Crazy Credits

Thank you to: ¡EEK! (EXPERIMENTAL ENGINEERING KORPORATION) See more »

Alternate Versions

The Canadian DVD Release for the DVD includes deleted scenes See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Action Radius
Written by Patrick Tilon & Junkie XL (as Tom Holenborg)
Performed by Junkie XL
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc./Pennies From Heaven B.V., The Netherlands and Roadrunner Records
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A teenage werewolf in Canada
29 March 2006 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Plenty of films equate the bloody lusts of vampires with sexual desire, usually without much subtlety or imagination; but John Fawcett's film 'Ginger Snaps' makes a rather more explicit link: one between lycanthropy and puberty. In fact, so lovingly does the film recreate the world of two Gothic sisters (including their hopeless mother, who wants them to be normal and happy in a way that doesn't help anyone) that becoming a werewolf seems like nothing more than a natural extension to the growing pains of a disturbed teenager. It's the believable psychology that makes this film genuinely scary, even though it's almost completely devoid of special effects until the very end; and even in the final showdown, one can still half-believe in the kinship of girl and beast. Overall, it's proof you can make a high class horror film set not in some fantastic landscape, but in the bland anonymity of suburban Canada.


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