Ginger Snaps

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): John Fawcett
Production: DEJ Productions
  8 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Don't humor me!

- So Fitz...

I think we should get together.




Jump, Norman. Come on.


Just say you won't go average on me.

Just cause some gonad gets

his zipper going?

I'd rather be dead.

- I'd rather die than be here without you.

- Relax, you're not you big suck.

Ginger, don't push your sister.

God, I hate our gene pool.

Look, girls.

Come on. Let go. Let go. You're ruining it!

Ginger why are you rubbing your back?

It hurts.

- Why?

Well, pain flows up your nerve

endings to the synapses in your brain...

She is not funny.

How did you hurt it?

- Being dead.

Does it hurt down by

your tailbone or is it up higher?

Is it tight throughout here?

- Maybe.

Does it ache back here?

- It might...

- Oh my god.

Do you think it's cramps?

Give it a rest... for two seconds?

Pam, we're eating.

Henry, the girls are both three years

late menstruating. Okay?

It's not normal if it's really happening...

- It's not.

Honey, it's nothing to be scared of.

It's the most normal thing in the world.

Maybe it's cancer of the spine.

- Ginger...

Or tuberculosis.

See what your attitude does.

- Or spondylitis.

Spondo... what?

- Fuses your vertebra together.


- Brigitte stop it.

Have a fit!

I've had just about enough of that tone.

That makes two of us. F*ck!

- That's it to your room.


Brigitte you're not connected at her waist.

Your father and I have councilling tonight.

I don't want you leaving the house.

The news says there's still

some wild animal on the loose.

They never go out.

Well, you're a big help.

As usual.


- What?

We'll get caught.

- No, we won't.

The dog won't even be out.

- He has to pee some time.

People don't leave

their dogs out alone anymore.

Then you'll just have to distract her

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Karen Walton

Karen Walton is a Canadian screenwriter. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Karen Walton wrote the film Ginger Snaps, for which she won a Best Film Writing Canadian Comedy Award in 2002. She later wrote for the Canadian television series What It's Like Being Alone and also for three episodes of the American version of Queer as Folk, where she also served as executive story consultant. She appeared in the 2009 documentary Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror. In recent years, she has served as a writer or writer/producer on Canadian television series including Flashpoint, The Listener and Orphan Black, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide and airs on BBC America in the United States. more…

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