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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf.

Director:

Brett Sullivan

Writers:

Karen Walton (characters), Megan Martin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Perkins ... Brigitte
Brendan Fletcher ... Jeremy
Katharine Isabelle ... Ginger
Tatiana Maslany ... Ghost
Susan Adam Susan Adam ... Barbara
Janet Kidder ... Alice
Chris Fassbender Chris Fassbender ... Luke
Pascale Hutton ... Beth-Ann
Michelle Beaudoin ... Winnie
Eric Johnson ... Tyler
David McNally David McNally ... Marcus
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Dr. Brookner
Lydia Lau ... Koral
Coralie Cairns ... Nurse
Shaun Johnston ... Jack
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Storyline

Brigitte's on the run from Bailey Downs, and she tries to prevent what happened to her sister, Ginger, from happening to her by shooting up with monkshood. Eventually she collapses and the police that find her assume the monkshood is an illegal drug, and she is sent to rehab. She is deprived of the only thing that will stop her from turning into a beast and killing everyone and everything in her way. She meets a girl who is quiet and not well-liked, and much like herself, by the name of Ghost that helps her deal with her new problem and to escape the werewolf curse. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, some language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In one scene, Brigitte's leg gets snapped sideways and she has to snap it back into place. Reportedly, Emily Perkins used her own leg in the shot (as opposed to a prop leg). See more »

Goofs

On the scene where Tyler injects Brigitte for the first time at the mental hospital, the content of the syringe varies from 1/3 to almost 1/2 full. See more »

Quotes

Ginger: You're starting to understand, aren't you? How it all starts with wanting? What were you thinking when he was in that stall with you? Because even I - really - was shocked.
Brigitte: I...
Ginger: [Mimicking Brigitte] I wanted the monkshood.
Brigitte: I just...
Ginger: [mimicking] I just -
[frowns]
Ginger: I mean, what did you want when he was pushing up against you? You're starting to figure it out, aren't you? How it all starts innocently enough, today you wanna to fuck him - tomorrow you just wanna bite a hole in his sternum.
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No animals or werewolves were harmed during the making of this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Both the US and Canadian DVD releases contain deleted scenes. The additional footage is as follows.
  • Additional footage during the opening scene showing Brigitte walking along the street before entering the library and walking to the back row.
  • An alternate introduction for Ginger. Brigitte marks in her journal the time it took her latest wound to heal. Ginger appears on the bed behind her, reading a book and telling Brigitte that the monkshood isn't a cure.
  • When Brigitte wakes up in the clinic, she bangs on her door to get someone's attention. Ghost sees her and walks up to the door. Through the door's window, Ghost tells Brigitte that she's in "Oscar Hamilton's Body Farm," and that the doctors are going to harvest Brigitte's limbs. She also tells Brigitte that she is lucky, and that the doctors only want Brigitte's feet. Ghost then points to Barbara in the full body gauze, and says that the doctors took all of Barbara's skin. Ghost then hears Alice approaching and runs away.
  • After her failed attempt to escape, Brigitte gets escorted back to her room by Tyler. Along the way, Alice tells her that there are no easy escapes.
  • Brigitte uses a piece of meat in her dinner to lure the dog to her door. Tyler and Ghost follow. Brigitte asks Tyler to let her out. He refuses. Outside, Ghost feeds the piece of meat to the dog.
  • The dog barks at Brigitte as she walks down the hall. She reaches out to pet it, and the dog pees. A counselor asks Ghost why she brought the dog inside, and Ghost says because "Rocky knows evil."
  • Alice talks to Brigitte and offers her a deal. Brigitte's door will be unlocked if Brigitte agrees to spend some social time with the other girls.
  • Alice tells Brigitte a story of when she was a junkie. After Alice leaves, Brigitte makes herself vomit on her gown so the nurse will let her take a bath.
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Connections

Follows Ginger Snaps (2000) See more »

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Beneath the Skin
Performed by Lori Cullen
Written by Kurt Schwinghammer & Michael Shields
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For something that should not be, it justifies its making.
2 June 2004 | by kitsune-6See all my reviews

There are some films that just shouldn't have a sequel.

So, given that I firmly believe this about 'Ginger Snaps', 'Ginger Snaps Unleashed' clearly had a tough act to follow. And y'know, it didn't do too badly.

So by now we've all got the plot - Bridgit mainlining wolfsbane to not become like her sister, passes out in the snowy streets after another werewolf attack and wakes up in a rehab centre. Yada yada, this is IMDb, you can look up the plot summary earlier. But the way it develops...OK, it's no way as symbolic as the first film but it's damn logical. It all makes sense in context, right down to the *deeply* messed up ending. Which in some ways is a drawback because it's a little *too* realistic to always engage; it's a bit dull at times, just like rl. And all the characters are 2-dimensional except for Bridget, Ghost, and maybe the creepy Tyler.

But! Those three? Carry the movie. Emily Perkins is as great as she was in the first film, and Eric Johnson shows us that when it came to Smallville, *Lana* should have left on the bus to go into military. But the real find is Tatiana Maslany, who quite frankly is *terrifying* as Ghost. Which is maybe another criticism; given the ending I shouldn't have worked things out as quickly as I did, but that's not just due to Tatiana, that's also due to other clues in the film. This aside, she rocks as Ghost and it's great to see the kind of character Ghost is lead to the conclusion it does because frankly? Yeah, makes sense. And I really cannot say much more without spoiling it.

So, in conclusion. A lot of holes, not so special second time round, and too few 3 dimensional characters. But he cinematography is ace and very like the first (which makes sense given this one's director edited the first one, and John Fawcett did some unofficial second unit stuff on here too) and I think it's a film that'll grow on me. It's certainly worth a go - 7 out of 10.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,372, 1 February 2004

Gross USA:

$80,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$943,625
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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