Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

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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.




  • Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Katharine Isabelle in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Emily Perkins in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

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8 January 2006 | Mitoska
| Surprisingly entertaining
I watched this after seeing both previous movies (Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps- The Sequel) so I knew what to expect. You have to realise that even though this film has werewolves in it, its main theme is unbreakable sisterly loyalty. I have to say that I'm a fan so a bit biased, but as in the previous films the best thing in this one is the atmosphere- menacing and charged and the setting (dark winter woods) is just perfect! Another thing that made me come back is the two main characters. They are played with so much conviction that you really believe they could overcome anything as long as they trust each other enough. The only problem was the werewolf story itself- just a bit too predictable. Other than that I was entertained throughout and I will watch this film again!

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Did You Know?


Katharine Isabelle and Nathaniel Arcand both have previously guest starred on the TV series Smallville (2001).


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...


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.

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Liberty Horse.....Razz

Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains deleted scenes. The additional footage is as follows:

  • While looking for a set of keys, Finn tells the girls that he is a map maker. The girls ask what has happened at the fort. Finn doesn't answer them. They see a pile of werewolf drawings on a desk, and look at Finn questioningly. He says that the pictures are of old wives tales.
  • An extended dinner scene with additional dialogue amongst the men. Seamus says that the scripture has made Gilbert twisted. James loudly questions Hunter's motives for staying at the fort. Seamus defends Hunter. Hunter puts a knife to James' throat before letting him go. Rowlands begins to make a speech before being interrupted by the howling of werewolves outside.
  • Returning to the fort after helping Ginger escape, Brigitte is brought before Rowlands. Gilbert claims she is a disciple of the devil and will steal the souls of the men. Rowlands tells Brigitte that when he looked into his son's eyes before shooting him, he saw nothing. He then says that when he looks into Brigitte's eyes, he sees only her sister. He tells the men they can do what they want with Brigitte, and that he washes his hands of the whole thing.
  • An extended burial scene where Gilbert makes several veiled attacks towards Seamus' personal life.


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Drama | Horror

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