Ginger Snaps

Director: John Fawcett Year: 2000 Run Time: 108min
Ginger Snaps (2000)

In this Canadian horror classic, a young woman’s adolescent transformation gets hairier than expected.

Teenaged sisters Ginger (Isabelle) and Brigitte (Perkins) live in Bailey Downs, a small town that has been hit by a mysterious run of dog attacks. On the night of Ginger’s first period she is attacked by a monstrous creature, setting her on the path to a much more dramatic transformation than mere puberty held in store!

With biting satire on the coming-of-age story, Ginger Snaps is a cult classic, howling with laughs, screams and frightfully fun dialogue. Nominated for three Genie Awards, the film went on to spawn two sequels.

STAFF PICK:  "A horror film with real guts. Pubescent lycanthropy, women in horror, this film has it all... Period." —Anthony

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John Fawcett


Karen Walton


Steven Hoban, Karen Lee Hall, Alicia Reilly-Larson, Daniel Lyon, Noah Segal


Mimi Rogers, Kris Lemche, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins


Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy






Ginger Snaps is filmed and set in Ontario. John Fawcett is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

18A Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
R New Brunswick
R Newfoundland and Labrador
R Nova Scotia
18A Northwest Territories
18A Nunavut
R Ontario
R Prince Edward Island
16+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon