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Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

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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Complete credited cast:
... Ginger
... Brigitte
... Hunter
... James
... Reverend Gilbert
... Seamus
... Finn
... Claude (as David LaHaye)
... Wallace Rowlands
... Doc Murphy
Fabian Bird ... Milo
Kirk Jarrett ... Owen
David MacInnis ... Cormac
Stevie Mitchell ... Geoffrey
Edna Rain ... Elder
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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. And an enigmatic Indian hunter decides to help the girls, but one of the girls has been bitten by a werewolf. Brigitte and Ginger may have no one to turn to but themselves. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Find the source of your fear. See more »

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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27 August 2004 (Canada)  »

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Ginger Snaps 3  »

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CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)
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Katherine Isabelle had a body double for the scene where Ginger gets out of bed nude. See more »

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Retrospective plot hole in the first movie created by this one:

This film establishes that the werewolf-disease is cured if the werewolf that caused it dies. In the first movie, the werewolf that attacked and infected Ginger is ran over by Sam's van less than five minutes after the attack. So, according to the logic of GS3, Ginger's transformation in the original shouldn't have even happened at all.

It's stated that the curse can be lifted only if the werewolf that bit the victim is killed by the victim's own hand. If the werewolf is killed by someone/something other than the victim, they lose their chance to break the curse. See more »

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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, and good would face evil; of the day the curse would be broken forever - or grow stronger, and live on to plague generations to come. But ours was a story of survival; of two sisters bound by blood. A bond that would not be broken...
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Near the end of the credits, it says "No animals or werewolves were harmed badly during the production of this film." See more »

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Featured in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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Lost Its Bite
28 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed were very clever movies. This one, Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning however lacks the dark humor and brains that the first two had. Although it is interesting to see this situation, as Ginger and Brigitte face the whole werewolf problem in the 19th century, without the benefits of the time ahead of them.

Ginger Fitzgerald (Katherine Isabelle) doesn't have the full attitude the Ginger from the first movie had. The sisters don't have that mysterious darkness that they had before, which is quite disappointing as it is what attracts you to the movie in the first place. The speech is strange... they will talk in a sort of old fashioned way, then start talking more modernly, and sometimes will swear, which makes it slightly less believable.

Although there are some great scenes this film, its only good if you are a fan of the Ginger Snaps series really. Otherwise this may seem just a long and boring hour and a half of snow, blood and one big fort. *6*


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