Ginger Snaps Back - The Beginning

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Bridget (Emily Perkins) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) are back in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, a 19th century prequel to the first two successful entries in the Ginger Snaps film series. The film finds the doomed sisters wandering the wilderness when they stumble across a broken down outpost whose supplies have been cut off for nearly two months. Sadly, while they've been waiting, they've also been dying -- not of starvation, but from werewolf attacks. While Bridget recovers from an unfortunate encounter with a bear trap, the two lone women in the camp are faced with growing hostility stemmed from the fire and brimstone preacher (Hugh Dillon from the Canadian punk rock band the Headstones) and a dangerous secret that lands Ginger back in werewolf land once again. With tensions rising as the bloodthirsty creatures try to break down the fort walls, how will the group react when one of its own starts becoming the one thing that they want to keep out?


Emily Perkins
as Brigitte
Nathaniel Arcand
as The Hunter
JR Bourne
as James
Hugh Dillon
as Reverend Gilbert

Critic Reviews for Ginger Snaps Back - The Beginning

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Audience Reviews for Ginger Snaps Back - The Beginning

  • Dec 04, 2014
    Sort of an unnecessary prequel that did not make the slightest sense. The sisters are back in this sequel set in 19th century Canada, it follows the same formula as the first film but with a few minor differences. I can only say I hated all the characters in this film except Milo, he was cool. Gold star for actually trying to make a decent prequel though.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2014
    Playing on a re-incarnation theme, Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning explores the root of the werewolf curse. Set in the 1800s, two sisters take shelter at a fort that's under attacks by a werewolf pack; but when one of the sisters is bitten the other is forced into making a choice that forever alters their destinies. The wilderness setting is refreshing and allows the series to do some new and interesting things, but unfortunately the film's storytelling is overshadowed by its politics; which accentuates misogyny and racism in a pretty heavy handed fashion. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning repeats a lot of the same beats as the original film, but offers a deeper perspective on the bonds of sisterhood.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2011
    With very few scares and gore, this flick fails to be a successful prequel for a horror hit. But it was interesting at times.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2009
    The story telling in this, the narrating, the directing, and the special effects really sucked bad. Apart from that, I thought they used nice locations, had good props and a nice expensive camera and marketing. The acting sucked and so did the characters. If you compare this film to Interview with the Vampire or films on the same genre, even Teen Werewolf was better. But I think could this be something to do with the lead characters and central storyline centered on female characters. I would hate to say but I can't remember a film that had a female character (especially sisters) who were the hook. (well ones that weren't aimed at a male audience) This is not the downfall. Its just badly scripted, written and the special effects sucked (compare them to the Howling, Teen Werewolf movies made almost 20 years ago) I think "they" cast the wrong people for the parts also. I would love to see better made movies with leading women. Who are "they"? God only knows cus I don't.
    Alexander W Super Reviewer

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