The movie Ginger Snaps (2000) is a horror film directed by John Fawcett and written by Karen Walton. The story follows two sisters, Brigitte (Emily Perkins) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) Fitzgerald, who are proud social outcasts at their high school. They reject the idea of puberty and teenage hormones, and it seems to have worked so far, since both of them are premenstrual at the beginning of the film. One night, while walking in the woods, Ginger is attacked by a wild animal. After the attack, Ginger begins to mutate into a sexy, uncontrolled woman, with some nasty canine tendencies. Is it a virus? Is it a curse? Or the first step towards becoming a vicious werewolf? .
As Ginger’s transformation progresses, Brigitte becomes increasingly desperate to find a cure for her sister’s condition. She turns to Sam (Kris Lemche), a drug dealer and local outcast, for help. Together, they try to find a way to stop Ginger’s transformation before it’s too late.
- Emily Perkins as Brigitte Fitzgerald
- Katharine Isabelle as Ginger Fitzgerald
- Kris Lemche as Sam
- Mimi Rogers as Pamela Fitzgerald
- Jesse Moss as Jason
- Danielle Hampton as Trina Sinclair
- John Bourgeois as Henry Fitzgerald
- Peter Keleghan as Mr. Wayne
- Lindsay Leese as Nurse Ferry
- Pak-Kong Ho as Mr. Chua
- The movie Ginger Snaps (2000) was shot in Toronto, Canada.
- The film’s budget was $4.5 million.
- The movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $500,000 in Canada alone.
- Ginger Snaps has become a cult classic and has spawned two sequels.