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Ginger Snaps (2000)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 2001 (Canada)
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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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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werewolf | full moon | cure | pact | death | See All (279) »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Ginger Snaps I  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£27,049 (UK) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The role of Ginger was originally offered to Sarah Polley and Natasha Lyonne, but they both turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are eating supper after Ginger has been bitten, there is a ham on the table, but their father is eating a chicken leg. See more »

Quotes

Brigitte: If you give up now you leave me alone, I would never do that to you!
Ginger: I'm sorry. I'm scared...
[starts crying]
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Why Horror? (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

First Commandment
Written by Max Cavalera & Chino Moreno
Performed by Soulfly
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. and Roadrunner Records
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Finally something fresh and original.
3 June 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

I'm so happy that I watched this brilliant gem of a horror movie two days ago.In those politically correct times where idiotic MTV-oriented teen slashers and comedies are made in the US,it is really good to see such original film like "Ginger Snaps".Why?Because it has some excellent suspense sequences and a rather high amount of blood and gore.The werewolf is really cool looking,the acting by two lead girls(Emily Perkins,Katharine Isabelle)is excellent and the direction is well-handled."Ginger Snaps" is a pure horror film,that is to be taken seriously.I think it ranks up there with Daniel Attias "Silver Bullet" and Joe Dante's "The Howling".10 out of 10-a perfect film for the jilted generation!


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