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Ginger Snaps (2000)

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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 »
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

The opening shots of the girls' fake suicides had to be shot on location at an actual home. Someone would have to distract the homeowner's four-year-old child whenever the actresses, who would be covered by fake gore, would have to come inside to change. See more »

Goofs

The amount of serum in the last syringe. See more »

Quotes

Trina Sinclair: [Sam whistles to Brigitte on the field] Hi!
Sam: Brigitte!
[Brigitte and Ginger look at him as Trina looks shocked]
Sam: Brigitte, come here!
Ginger: The fuck, B? You got a boyfriend or something?
Brigitte: No, we just...
Ginger: Oh.
Brigitte: I'll be right back.
Trina Sinclair: [Turning away] Oh my god.
Sam: [Brigitte walks over to him] Hey, what's up? Look, if silver's shot, I've been reading and I got another idea.
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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

Featured in SexTV: Dark Desires: Sexuality in the Horror Film (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Cloning Technology
Written by Burton C. Bell, Dino Cazares & Raymond Herrera
Performed by Fear Factory
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. and Roadrunner Records
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Surprise of the year! Impressive horror.
20 July 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Whoever marketed 'Ginger Snaps' should get some kind of award for sabotage! Looking at the packaging and it's name-dropping of 'The Craft'(??!) one would think you were in for your typical late 90s "ironic" MTV teen horror ala 'Scream' and the '..Last Summer' series, or some sort of 'Buffy' cash in. I nearly avoided watching it for exactly that reason. Am I glad I didn't!

'Ginger Snaps', while not totally perfect, is one of the freshest horror movies I've seen in ages, and one of the best werewolf movies of recent years. You can read the plot elsewhere so I won't bore you by repeating it. But I have to comment on the excellent script, with its realistic portrayal of teen life. No 90210/'Seventh Heaven' whitewash here! The teens act and talk like REAL PEOPLE, and the honesty about sex, drugs and puberty is rarely seen in contemporary movies, horror or otherwise.

I said not totally perfect because the climax was a let down. The last 20-25 minutes of the film lost its way a bit, and dragged in places. A bit more tightening up and a stronger ending could have made 'Ginger Snaps' a classic. As it is it's an original spin on an old concept, and highly recommended viewing!


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