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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.

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John Fawcett

Writers:

Karen Walton (story), John Fawcett (story) | 1 more credit »
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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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She's got the curse See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was the fifth highest grossing Canadian film of 2001. See more »

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When Ginger and Brigette are buying tampons, Ginger takes the box from Brigette twice without once giving it back. See more »

Quotes

Brigitte: Shut up, Norman.
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References The Company of Wolves (1984) See more »

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5 December 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Grim horror story about two strange sisters--Brigette (Emily Perkins) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle). They're very close--too close! Their relationship got really creepy. Then Ginger is attacked by a werewolf and starts becoming one herself. Brigette wants to protect her and cure her, but then Ginger starts killing people...

Dead serious horror film from Canada. Well made with tons of blood and gore...I'm surprised (and pleased) that this got an R rating. Cool werewolves too. This is an unusual horror film. There are no jokes, very little humor and the attack scenes are strong (this is NOT for weak stomaches) and there's an overall very depressing atmosphere. Also good acting by the entire cast, especially Perkins, Isabelle and Kris Lemche--a real cute guy who tries to help the girls. Strong stuff but a good film for horror fans especially.

This was barely released theatrically in the US. It's well worth searching out in video or DVD.


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