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The full story spans all three films in the series and documents the rise of the lycanthropy curse and its consequences in a modern setting, following the events of Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald. The story begins with the third film in the series, which is the prequel, then continues with Ginger Snaps and concludes with the Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed.

Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning[]

Origin of the Modern Werewolf[]

Each spring, a party from Fort Bailey, established as a part of the Northern Legion Trading Company, would travel to Hudson Bay to trade pelts for winter provisions, but in 1815 the party never returned. This is when the story begins, almost two hundred years before "Ginger Snaps". Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald are sisters who become lost with their horse in the Canadian wilderness, when they suddenly come across a seemingly abandoned camp that bears signs of a violent attack. They then notice an elderly Native American woman, who tells them she too had a sister once, but she perished "many summers ago." The woman gives the girls two necklaces with bird skulls on them that belonged to her and her sister. Brigitte wears her necklace, and she puts one on a hesitant Ginger. The woman speaks of them as the Red and the Black, and warns that they should "kill the boy, or one sister will kill the other." Suddenly the girls' horse is startled and flees; they try to chase it, but Brigitte's foot gets caught in a bear trap set by an Indian hunter. Ginger suggests to go back to the camp to find the old woman, but a frightened Brigitte asks her sister to not leave her. Ginger tells Brigitte to count to 100, and she promises will return before then. Ginger finds the camp to be empty, and she hears a wolf's howl and rushes back to her sister. Brigitte encounters a wolf, and a hunter arrives and reveals it to be his pet (just as Brigitte counts to 100) before Ginger returns. Ginger fails to use a stick knock out the Hunter, who uses a rope to lasso and tie up her. The girls view him as a threat, until he releases Brigitte and leads them to Fort Bailey where they take refuge. The sisters notice the Fort's main door has bloody scratches, several nailed crosses, and stakes facing outwards. They meet with the Fort's men, and Ginger claims they are the daughters of a trader who drowned, seeking passage East. The men there are suspicious of them, but the sisters are permitted to stay.

Fort Bailey[]

The fort has been under siege by werewolves (known as hellhounds by the fort's residents) for some time. The sisters are taken to the doctor, Murphy, who inspects Brigitte's wound. Murphy applies a leech, surreptitiously testing to see if a werewolf bit her. As nothing happens to her, Wallace knows they're safe. The sisters are still treated with suspicion, particularly by Reverend Gilbert who views the girls as temptation and harbingers of sin. They are given a room that once belonged to Wallace's son, Geoffrey, and informed that he is dead along with Wallace's Indian wife. There are toy wolves and soldiers in the room, set up to be fighting each other. That night Ginger is awakened by a voice and goes to investigate. Wandering the dark, quiet corridors, she comes across a door, behind which she hears faint crying. Through cracks in the door, she discovers someone scuffling around with their back turned to her. She unbolts the door and enters a small, bolted unlit room. Through the light of the candle, Ginger discovers a young boy. She reaches out to him, who turns around and reveals a grotesque, severely disformed face. The boy bites her as he flees.

Ginger wakes up to see that she is alone in her bed. She gets up and looks for Brigitte, but the Hunter shows up and pins her to the wall. Ginger asks the Hunter what she has done to Brigitte; the Hunter asks "what will you do to your sister." The Hunter moves the shoulder of Ginger's dress revealing the bite marks from the deformed boy from last night, and applies dried plants like he did to Brigitte's bear trap wound. Ginger thanks the Hunter and makes out with him, but she hallucinates a pale, bloody Brigitte, and during another kiss, Ginger's face is bloodied from a nose bleed, also reddening the Hunter's face. Ginger wakes up to find the montage was a dream and she was laying in bed with Brigitte, but her shoulder and her side of the bed is bloodied. Brigitte tells Ginger to see Dr. Murphy.

Secret Uncovered[]

Ginger and Brigitte try to leave the fort but one of the men, James, confronts them. While Ginger and James are fighting, werewolves attack, killing one of their men. The sisters are led by Rev. Gilbert to an allegedly safe building, which actually contains one of the wolves. The sisters run up the stairs with the wolf chasing them, but the hunter appears and kills it. As Ginger and Brigitte return to their room Ginger's nose begins to bleed; A sign that she is infected.

The sisters discover that the boy was Wallace's son Geoffrey, whom everyone believes to be dead. As Ginger sleeps he sneaks into the bedroom and wakes her. She tries to touch him, but he runs away, taking a lock of her hair. Shamus, one of the men investigate the noise and is killed by Geoffrey. The others find the body with Ginger's lock of hair beside it and drag Ginger away while James holds Brigitte captive. Wallace arrives, dismisses James, and makes a deal with Brigitte; her sister's life in exchange for their silence about his son. Wallace and Brigitte find Ginger at the doctor's office, strapped to an exam table and held at gunpoint, about to be tested with a leech. When Wallace demands they release Ginger, Murphy ignores the order and approaches Ginger with the leech. Wallace shoots him dead, prompting the other men to leave.

The Prophecy[]

Ginger is determined to kill the boy to lift the curse, but when she traps Geoffrey, he escapes and is then captured by the men. Wallace arrives and states his son is his concern, but James asks of Murphy, Owen, and Shamus, who had all died earlier. Wallace attempts to reconciliate with his son, but he does not appear to remember his father. The boy runs to the well, where the men aim their rifles at him, but Wallace kills his son himself, and the boy falls into the well. A sobbing Ginger laments to Brigitte that she was unable to kill the boy before Wallace did. Subtly, Ginger can be seen growing a set of fangs.

With the sisters' protection now at an end, Ginger is forced to leave, and Brigitte goes with her. Desperate for a cure, the girls go to the Hunter's cave, and they meet Milo along the way who guides them. Unknown entities are heard following the trio, first identifiable as wolves or a bear, then an ominous howl is heard; meanwhile, Ginger's hair now has white strands. A heavy fog descends, and the three quickly find themselves separated from each other. An entity is seen approaching Ginger, who suddenly licks her lips as if anticipating to eat something. Heavy scuffling and howls can be heard, and Brigitte trips over Milo's body. A bloody-faced Ginger grabs Brigitte and begs her to leave Ginger, fearing that she will kill Brigitte too. With the situation becoming dire, Brigitte helps Ginger to continue their journey to see the Hunter.

At the cave, the hunter and the Indian woman revealed the sisters' coming had long been prophesied and that the Red and the Black would decide the destiny of the werewolf bloodline. The seer woman paints two streaks of red paint on either side of Brigitte's face. Brigitte is put in a trance-like state where she has several visions pointing to the future and her destiny: she awakens lying down in the middle of the abandoned camp from the beginning of the film, and she holds a knife in one hand and the necklace in the other. She walks toward a mass on the ground, who is revealed to be the seer, dead and in a bloodied mess. Brigitte's nose bleeds, and she opens her eyes again to see herself standing in front of the fort; her eyes are shown to be dark circles. She stares at a werewolf in the gate entrance, which then changes to Ginger, her nose bleeding, with her leg in a bear trap. She sees the Hunter approaching Ginger with an axe in his hand, preparing to kill Ginger, but Brigitte runs toward Ginger and kills her sister herself by stabbing her in the chest. Brigitte's eyes regain their color with her pupils becoming visible again. Brigitte holds Ginger as she falls to the ground. As Brigitte emerges from the trance she finds the seer dead, killed by Ginger, who has fled. The Hunter leads Brigitte back to the fort, assuring her that Ginger will return.

Release of the Curse[]

"The day of reckoning; the day the cure grew stronger in the Red and the Black. Sisters united in blood, together forever."
Brigitte Fitzgerald in a voiceover

Back at the fort, Brigitte is tied and taken prisoner. Gilbert goes to her, telling her to beg forgiveness to save her soul; Brigitte curses, spitting in his face. Gilbert drags her out onto the parade square, and prepares to burn her alive. Brigitte begins counting to 100 in the hopes that Ginger will come back for her rescue. Gilbert is interrupted by the Hunter who shoots an arrow into Gilbert's hand. Ginger, wearing a dark cape covering her face, returns to the Fort for Brigitte, but James approaches Ginger and informs her that Gilbert is going to kill Brigitte, and James will deal with Ginger himself. He and his men punch Ginger to the ground.

Meanwhile, Gilbert tells Wallace that the sisters have tricked the Fort into its oblivion. Wallace runs through him with his sword before setting him on fire. James walks toward a beaten-down Ginger, who tells him to come closer. A sneering James approaches Ginger, but realizes last minute something is amiss. He hears werewolves, and Ginger suddenly slashes his throat; Ginger is seen with a ghostly face. As he falls to the ground, bleeding to death, Ginger opens the gates and ushers in the werewolves that attack and kill two of the men, who uselessly try to defend themselves with their rifles. The Hunter defends Brigitte, but Wallace is soon bitten. He frees Brigitte and tells her to stay close to the Hunter and to the fire for protection. James pours oil throughout the Fort and sets it on fire before killing himself. Outside, Brigitte counts to 100, and the Hunter almost manages to kill all the werewolf invaders. However, he misses one, who bites and scratches the Hunter before Brigitte could warn him in time. In the burning fort, Wallace kills himself with a gunshot to the head, as the Hunter kills the last werewolf. Brigitte sees Ginger approaching her from the main gate. A weakened Hunter urges Brigitte to kill her sister and reminds her of the prophecy; instead, she tells Ginger they are "together forever," kills the Hunter with a knife-to-the-chest stab, and flees with Ginger.

Ginger and Brigitte are the only people left alive after the Fort massacre, and they are huddled in the snow. Brigitte looks to be freezing to death, but Ginger is unfazed and says that she is not. She then holds out her hand and presses a cut on it against a cut on Ginger's hand, mixing their blood and infecting herself. Brigitte's voiceover dictates, "The day of reckoning; the day the cure grew stronger in the Red and the Black. Sisters united in blood, together forever," as the Fort burns in the background.

Ginger Snaps[]

Bailey Downs is an ordinary small suburban community in Ontario, Canada. It is soon found out that the town is terrorized by a creature, nicknamed the Beast of Bailey Downs, that slaughters the neighborhood dogs. The days pass by mundanely, with few activity in sight.

Another Attack[]

A small boy is playing in a sandbox when he uncovers and is intrigued by the bloodied paw of his pet dog, Baxter. His mother finds the eviscerated remains of the family pet and grows hysterical. Scooping up the child, she runs out into the street screaming, "It killed our dog!" The elderly neighbors and neighborhood children give a brief glance, but don't give second thoughts as they go back to playing street hockey and watering the garden, unfazed by another killing.

Twisted Sisters[]

"Baxter's fertilizer."
Brigitte to Ginger Fitzgerald

Across the street, the Fitzgerald sisters live in their own world, also feeling indifferent to the killings. Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald are inseparable sisters who never leave each other's sites and do everything together. In their own introverted paradise, they shun the outside world, modern society, and everything it represents. However, to others, they are looked down as social outcasts.

Brigitte carries an orange extension cord and a can of gasoline from the garage as she sees the mother crying out. Annoyed, she carries the supplies downstairs to their bedroom. On the bed is Ginger, with a knife to her palm. In the safety of the bedroom, the sisters talk about their pending "suicides." Ginger extends her palm to Brigitte, saying "together forever," and a hesitant Brigitte extends hers and clasps palms with Ginger, replying, "united against life as we know it,"

Outside, Ginger is seemingly impaled on a bloody fence. A sudden camera sound is heard, and Brigitte is heard. She is concerned that people will laugh, but Ginger is confident that they will be in awe. They are not speaking of actual suicide, but rather, a school project chronicling a "unique perspective" of life in Bailey Downs. They put together an ambitious slide show showing them in various states of death, most of which involve methods that are both violent and grotesque. Ginger is run over by a lawnmower and dismembered in a bath tub, and Brigitte overdoses on drugs and is stabbed by a pitchfork.

Ginger Strikes[]

The sisters present their slide show to their class, and while most of the students get a kick out of the presentation, including Jason McCardy (who asks to see scenes of Ginger again) their teacher, Mister Wayne (who is also the school guidance counselor) is sickened. He instructs each of them to report to his office after class.

Later, the girls go to gym class where they play field hockey. They are rivals with a more popular student named Trina Sinclair. The sister play a game where they imagine how one of their peers dies, and they choose Trina. One of Trina's friends overhears Brigitte making disparaging comments about Trina, and she promptly goes to Trina's side and informs her of the sister's insults. Trina becomes visibly enraged, which Ginger and Brigitte catch up on, but Ginger says that she will cover her younger sister. When the hockey game starts, Trina intentionally decides to pay the sisters back by attacking Brigitte. She knocks her down on the hockey field onto the remains of a mutilated dog. Ginger gets in Trina's face, warning her never to touch her sister again. Ms. Sykes, the field hockey coach, breaks up the fight. Brigitte goes inside where the school janitor helps her to clean the dog blood off her face.

The Beast Strikes[]

That evening, the girls return home for an uncomfortable family dinner with their parents Pamela and Henry Fitzgerald. Ginger complains about a persistent pain in her lower back and Pamela wonders if it might be cramps. She knows that her daughters are unique in that neither of them have experienced their first period yet. She tries to offer words of comfort, but the irritable Ginger has no patience for her. After a terse exchange of words, Ginger and Brigitte leave the dinner table and decide to blow off some steam by taking a stroll in the neighborhood park.

The two decide to kidnap Trina's dog Morley and fake its death while away from the house and go walking through a nearby park. Ginger begins bleeding and Brigitte notices it dripping down her thigh. Ginger is frustrated, feeling as if her own body is betraying her. Suddenly, they hear a rustling sound from nearby and grow nervous. The legendary Beast of Bailey Downs leaps out and pounces on Ginger. It drags her deep into the woods where it begins clawing and biting at her. Brigitte runs after them screaming Ginger's name. As the monster continues to attack Ginger, Brigitte smacks it across the back with her camera. One of the hits snaps a picture of the creature. Ginger scurries away and the two girls flee the scene. They run across the street and the beast gives chase. As it bounds after them, it is struck by a County Regreening Programme van driven by a young man named Sam. The impact completely destroys the animal. Sam slams on the brakes, gets out his van, and is in shock at the bloody mess, while the girls stumble back to their house.

Back in the safety of their room, Brigitte frantically begins cleaning Ginger up. When Brigitte opens Ginger's shirt, she finds that, miraculously, her wounds are already beginning to heal! They both decide that going to the hospital would be a bad idea; besides, Ginger was almost fully healed! That night, while Ginger was fast asleep, Brigitte breaks open her ruined camera and finds the snapshot of the creature's face. Neither resembling a dog, a wolf, nor any other creature with its long snout, Brigitte grows concerned that maybe the Beast was more than a large creature like a bear.


The following day, Ginger and Brigitte go to the local drug store to buy some tampons. Ginger's cramps are overwhelming and she can barely walk. When they reach the checkout counter they see Jason McCardy. Jason recommends "a good toke" to take the edge off. Ginger at first disagrees, but then changes her mind split second. Brigitte elbows her sister to get her act together, but Ginger elbows back. Ginger goes with him and Brigitte finds her later smoking marijuana with Jason and his friends Ben and Tim in the back of Sam's van. When Sam returns to his vehicle, however, he expresses his disapproval of their actions and for raiding his van and kicks them all out. Brigitte grows concerned over her sister's sudden confidence.

It is at this point that Brigitte first meets Sam. Sam recognizes her from the previous evening, and Brigitte asks him about what he really hit. Sam, dismissing of Brigitte as just another clueless, average high school girl, says that he is sure that what he hit was a lycanthrope. Brigitte retorts, saying, "but what if you did?" Sam's rational mind tells him that no such creature should even exist, but he is unsure of the remains of the creature he examined, saying it was unlike anything he had seen before. Brigitte grows impatient, dodges his inquiries, and returns home, leaving a confused Sam, "what's your name?"

The Sister's Divide[]

"I can't have a hairy chest, B. That's fucked!"
Ginger Fitzgerald

Before school, Ginger and Brigitte go outside to talk about all of the strange things that are going on. Trina Sinclair approaches them with her dog. She has a fondness for Sam, but Sam has no interest in her. Trina's dog begins barking at Ginger, and Trina tries to hold him back. Ginger gets tired of listening to the animal, and in a fit of rage, kicks it in the face. The enmity between Trina and Ginger deepens.

In the restroom, a concerned Brigitte asks Ginger about why she was taking so long in the stall. She barges in, and discovers that Ginger has sprouted hair from her scars. Brigitte tells Ginger the facts (about her changing appearance and how she was bitten on a full moon), but Ginger dismisses her, but she is angry that the changes are happening. She starts bleeding, and the sisters go to see Nurse Ferry. When Brigitte brings up Ginger's abnormal heavy menstruation, the nurse dismisses them, saying it is normal, and continues to discuss the menstrual cycle and goes into great detail, causing both sisters great discomfort and contempt.

That afternoon, Pamela Fitzgerald finds a pair of Ginger's soiled panties in the laundry basket. Realizing that her daughter has finally had her period, she beams with pride. She bakes Ginger her favorite dessert, strawberry shortcake, for dinner. She attempts to broach the subject again, but Ginger is overwhelmed with embarrassment, and points at Brigitte, saying, "you're so dead," blaming her sister for revealing the information to their mother. Brigitte and Ginger get up from the table and go to their room. Ginger accuses Brigitte of telling their mother about her period, but Brigitte insists that she never mentioned a thing. The discussion gets heated, and Brigitte points out how different Ginger has become ever since the werewolf incident. Meanwhile, Norman is heard barking, and Brigitte cites that as unexplained changes going on with Ginger. Ginger counters by saying that she is growing up and Brigitte always wanted to be her, but Brigitte, who normally took insults from her sister quietly, denies wanting to be the new Ginger, and she tells Ginger to go ahead with her habits, saying she will not hold her sister back.

The New Ginger[]

Brigitte begins an independent study to find out more about werewolves and how to treat them. However, she comes up short, where most sources show werewolves as ruthless and must be destroyed, and besides, most were depicted in cheesy werewolf movies. Meanwhile, Brigitte discovers evidence of Ginger's transformation in the restroom, seeing razors covered in excess hair.

The following day, Ginger sheds her introverted image and proudly struts down the corridors at school, sporting new makeup and donning a tight dress. Her hair now has two long white streaks in it. On the prowl, she finds Jason McCardy and tackles him into the grass on the field hockey field. Brigitte watches in disgust on the stands as Ginger fawns all over him.

A Shocking Discovery[]

That evening, Brigitte watches Ginger as she sleeps. She notices that she is now growing a vestigial tail. Horrified, she makes plans to visit Sam. She meets with him at the Greenhouse where he works and bridges the discussion about lycanthropy. Brigitte implies that she is the one suffering from the curse, not Ginger. Sam tells her that he read how some metals like silver may purify the blood. He gives her his silver earring and tells her to put it to the test.

Brigitte then goes off to find Ginger. When she finally tracks her down, she finds her in the arms of Jason McCardy. Ginger is still mad about their spat from the previous evening and has nothing to say to her sister. She turns her back on Brigitte and gets into Jason's van, ignoring Brigitte's plea to Jason that she was ovulating. As the van speeds away, a rejected Brigitte walks away, ignoring the jeers from Trina's gang.

That night, Ginger has sex with Jason in the back of his car. She comes at him not as a lover, but as a predator. Ginger's sexual energy is too much for Jason and he begins screaming as she digs into him. A concerned Brigitte finds Ginger returning home late at night, crying. When Brigitte inquires what happened, Ginger runs into the restroom. Brigitte finds her vomiting, blood smeared all across her face. In horror, Brigitte demands an answer, and Ginger replies that she killed Norman, the neighbor's dog.

The Experimental Treatment[]

Brigitte goes to find Sam for help. He denies the absurd claims that Brigitte was turning into a werewolf, but she tells him to not call a freakshow if she tells him the specific changes. Sam discusses how "the ancients once thought that metals purified the blood," but Brigitte is suspect at the mythology. Sam gives Brigitte a silver earring and tells her to try it. That evening, Brigitte disinfects a needle and prepares the procedure. She uses Sam's silver earring to give Ginger a naval piercing, but when Ginger inquires where she got it, interestingly, Brigitte lies and says she "just found it," further breaking from the sisters normally telling each other the truth about everything. The procedure is painful, and Ginger is seen growing fangs while twitching in pain. The naval piercing is completed, and Ginger replies that she feels "wicked." However, Brigitte soon finds that the treatment doesn't produce the results that she had hoped for. Ginger is still slowly changing into a werewolf.


The next day at school, Jason McCardy meets with his friends on the bleachers near the hockey field. There are scratches all across his face and blood stains on his trousers. He brags about how Ginger Fitzgerald "rocked my world." On the hockey field however, things become a bit more violent. Trina is still furious at the Fitzgerald sisters for their recent altercations, and she pushes Brigitte onto the ground. Ginger snaps and leaps upon Trina, brutally pummeling her in the face. Ms. Sykes separates them, and Ginger is sent to the guidance counselor. While Brigitte is standing outside Mister Wayne's office waiting for Ginger, she sees Jason McCardy walk by. She notes the blood stains on his pants and knows that Ginger has infected him with the curse of lycanthropy.

Brigitte convinces Ginger to visit Sam, but Ginger believes Brigitte has started a relationship with Sam and just wanted to see him. When they arrive at the Greenhouse, Sam researches the lore of lycanthropy and discovers that a perennial plant called monkshood might possess properties that could counteract the curse. Ginger's anger grows with each passing moment and she dismisses everything that Sam says. She even accuses him of trying to seduce Brigitte and cites that she is only fifteen. Brigitte forces Ginger to leave, to which she replies that she won't protect her from Sam. Brigitte rolls her eyes at Sam who states that he does not think of her that way.

Trina's Death[]

That night, as Brigitte is walking home by herself, she unexpectedly meets Trina, who came over to the Fitzgerald house carrying a dog leash and sporting a band aid across her forehead, ready to confront the sisters. She yells at Brigitte and accuses Ginger of stealing her dog. Ginger runs out of the house, grabs Trina in a headlock and drags her inside. Brigitte tries to get her to stop, but Ginger keeps antagonizing the girl. During the scuffle, Trina frees herself and grabs a knife, forcing Ginger back. However, Trina slips and cracks her head on the corner of the countertop, instantly killing her. Brigitte and Ginger hear their parents returning home, and they hide Trina's body in the freezer. They go through the motions of filming another one of their "death movies" for extra credit as a means of explaining all of the blood on the floor. Pamela goes down to the freezer to put up some meat, but Brigitte insists on helping. Still in the kitchen, as Henry looks at Ginger mortified, Ginger wipes her finger through the blood, claiming it is corn syrup. Brigitte stops her mother just in time as she opens the freezer but does not see Trina's body. Brigitte asks her mom, "what do guys want?" and a pleased mother drops the meat in the freezer and closes the lid without a second glance.

After an hours long discussion about boys, Pamela leaves, satisfied that her daughters are beginning to trust her. The sisters quickly pull Trina's now-frozen body out of the freezer. While using a screwdriver to free Trina's body, Brigitte accidentally breaks two frozen fingers off. The sisters then move the body to the backyard tool shed and bury her. Brigitte tells Ginger she can't go out anymore, and plans for them to lay low until everything passes.


Several days pass, and at school, news quickly spreads about Trina Sinclair's disappearance. As an announcement is made over the PA system by a staff worker, Brigitte forges a note from her mother, excusing Ginger from class. Jason McCardy comes up to her and pushes Brigitte into a supply closet. He is grotesque, suffering from physical transformations, and he demands to know what is happening to him. Fortunately, the school janitor arrives, and Jason is forced to leave Brigitte.

At dinner, Pamela reveals that she knows that Ginger has been cutting class, in addition to telling her that the Mr. Wayne called, asking to question Ginger for her absence and the police's interest in questioning her regarding Trina's disappearance. The two argue and Ginger storms off. Pamela asks Brigitte what is going on, but Brigitte is distracted when she sees a pile of purple flowers on her mother's crafts table. She asks her what they are and Pamela says that it is monkshood. She runs upstairs to show Ginger the Monkshood and finds her trying to cut off her vestigial tail. Ginger is scared, and Brigitte promises her that the two of them will find a cure and leave town together the next day.


"Understand... you may kill her trying to save her."

The next morning, Brigitte locks Ginger in the bathroom. She says that she needs to find a solution and that she is doing this before Ginger can hurt herself or anyone else. She takes the monkshood to Sam who warns her that he has no idea if this theoretical cure will work- the results could even be fatal. He also reveals that he knows that Ginger is the one suffering from lycanthropy, not Brigitte. Brigitte convinces him to help, and Sam boils the Monkshood down into an extract and aspirated it in a syringe.

Racing home, Brigitte finds Jason McCardy attacking a small child dressed in a Halloween costume. Brigitte confronts him, who has a feral expression crossing his face. He attacks Brigitte, who retaliates by stabs him in the neck with the monkshood needle. Jason falls to the ground, immobile, and suddenly coming back to life, his face returning to normal. A smiling Brigitte realizes the cure works, but now she needs more of the monkshood.

When Brigitte gets home, she finds that Ginger has broken out of the bathroom. She goes back to school where she discovers to her horror that her sister has just slaughtered their teacher/guidance counselor Mr. Wayne. Ginger is even more animalistic than ever. Her teeth are pointed and her facial features are growing even more distorted. A worried but resolute Brigitte decides to wait until everyone leaves the school before cleaning up the mess.

Later than night, with the school abandoned, Brigitte waits until the coast is clear then instructs Ginger to wait while she finds cleaning supplies. However, the janitor is still making rounds in the school, and he accidentally walks into the murder scene. Brigitte returns to find Ginger grievously injuring the janitor, transmitting the infection. Brigitte tries to stop Ginger, but she is consumed with rage. Claiming that she doesn't like how the janitor looks at Brigitte, Ginger finishes him off. Ginger tries to convince Brigitte to willingly become infected and experience changes like her, but Brigitte denies her request. Ginger, dismayed that her sister broke her pact to be "together forever," announces her intent to pay a "visit" to Sam.

At the Fitzgerald residence, Henry finds the two severed fingers of Trina Sinclair in the dirt. Pamela assures him that they are just fake props from one of the girls' death projects; however, she knows differently. She saves the fingers and goes to dig up Trina's remains. Now knowing the truth, Pamela gets into her van and drives off to find her daughters.


A Halloween party is being held at the County Regreening Greenhouse where Sam works. Ginger shows up, but by now her hair is completely white and she looks only remotely human. Most of the revelers think that she's just wearing a cool Halloween costume. She finds Sam and tries to force herself upon him.

Meanwhile, Pamela drives by a running Brigitte and picks her up. Brigitte tells her mother to drive to the Greenhouse. On the way, Pamela tells her daughter that she loves Brigitte and her sister and will do anything to protect them, including burning the house down and running away with them, letting Brigitte know that her mother discovered their secret. Brigitte arrives at the party and searches for Ginger.

Sam pushes Ginger away, but in retaliation she breaks his arm. Brigitte enters the room at the same time, and, at her breaking point, pleads with Ginger to take her instead of harming others. Brigitte cuts her hand and places it on Ginger's bloody palm, thereby infecting herself, proving her loyalty and willingness to help her sister. The sister's fight at an end, they start to leave. Brigitte sees her mom in the party searching for them, but she decides to abandon her mother. Sam revives and knocks Ginger out with a shovel, calling the sisters crazy. Brigitte tells Sam that he is misunderstood and the cure works, but they need to get Ginger back to the Fitzgerald house to get more monkshood. They load her into the van and drive back to the house.


As Sam and Brigitte drive back home, Brigitte is seen slightly feverish, indicating the werewolf infection is taking place. Ginger fully transforms into a werewolf on the drive. When Sam and Brigitte arrive at home, they prepare to unload Ginger, who escapes from the van. Frightened, Sam tells Brigitte to turn back, but Brigitte is resolved to cure her sister, and they enter the house; fortunately, Pamela nor Henry are anywhere in sight. As they sense the "Gingerwolf" lurking about, Brigitte and Sam hide inside the pantry, and he begins preparing another mixture of monkshood. Sam wants Brigitte to take it first and then to run away together, but she tells him no, insisting that she needs to cure Ginger first. Brigitte is weakened from the werewolf infection, and Sam volunteers to find Ginger; out of nowhere, she leaps upon him, mutilating him, and drags him away.

Brigitte picks up the dropped syringe, and follows the blood trail downstairs. Weak from exhaustion, she collapses on the steps, dropping the syringe in the process. She recovers it, but when she looks up she sees Ginger hovering over the bleeding Sam. Brigitte slowly crawls towards them and begins lapping at Sam's blood in an attempt to calm Gingerwolf. When she begins choking on it, Gingerwolf senses Brigitte's insincerity and kills Sam in front of her, then leaps at Brigitte.

Gingerwolf's Death[]

Brigitte runs away and the Gingerwolf chases after her. She manages to kick a hole through the plaster wall of the basement and scrambles through the crawlspace back to her and Ginger's bedroom. The werewolf claws through the walls, and Brigitte prepares to defend herself by finding the knife that Ginger first used when trying to remove her tail. Finally facing Gingerwolf, Brigitte pleads that she is her sister. When the werewolf fails to acknowledge her, Brigitte announces that she will not die in the room with Ginger. Hearing this, whatever human spirit left in Gingerwolf is let go, and Ginger fully lets the werewolf instincts take over. The werewolf lunges at Brigitte and into her knife, stabbing Ginger in the chest. In shock, Brigitte takes a moment to recover. Realizing what she's done, with tears forming in her eyes, she looks up at the bedroom wall, filled with pictures of memories of the sister's adventures. Brigitte craws to Ginger and lays her head upon her dying werewolf sister's chest, sobbing, listening until its breathing finally stops.

Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed[]

Set sometime after witnessing Gingerwolf's death, Brigitte Fitzgerald fights the effects of the lycanthropy that transformed her sister into a werewolf.

On the Run[]

Brigitte shaves all over her body, cuts her arm with a scalpel, then injects herself with doses of monkshood. Brigitte is then seen in a library, where the librarian Jeremy clumsily hits on her. When she goes to check out her books, her library card has too many fines owing, and she walks out, leaving the books behind.

Back in her motel room, she inspects her latest cut and records the time and state of healing on a page filled with similar entries. Ginger Fitzgerald, her late sister, appears to her as an apparition, saying that she is healing faster and the monkshood is not a cure; it only slows the transformation.

Brigitte shoots a deadly second dose of monkshood, and immediately after, Brigitte senses the presence of the male werewolf that has been stalking her, whose identity is unknown. She hastily packs and opens the door to find Jeremy with her library books. However, the additional dose has pushed her into toxic shock. Jeremy gets her in his car and is about to drive her to a hospital when the driver side window is smashed, and the werewolf drags him from the car. Brigitte stumbles down the street and collapses in the snow.

Time for Rehab[]

She wakes up in a combination rehab clinic for drug abusing girls and chronic care patient facility, located in the only operational section of a large, old hospital. She meets Alice, the facility's director, and a curious, young in-patient named Ghost. Ghost's curious phrases causes Brigitte to suddenly panic and attempt to escape, but she fails to do so. She is taken back by Tyler to her room. When delivered to the clinic's director Alice, she pleads to be released, but is refused. She does, however, manage to palm a piece of glass so she can continue to measure her healing rate when Alice isn't looking and lights a smoke. That night, Tyler, the same worker at the clinic who cornered Brigitte when she tried to escape, visits Brigitte at night and offers her some monkshood in exchange for sexual favors. She refuses, but Tyler tells her he will not give her the monkshood until she accepts his terms.

Lycanthropy Lament[]

As Brigitte's healing begins to accelerate, so does her rate of transformation. Ginger continues to appear, taunting Brigitte as she experiences growing cravings for sex, and to kill, as did Ginger previously. During a group therapy session led by Dr. Brookner, Brigitte daydreams about being instructed to lie on the floor and masturbate; however, it is unclear if the masturbation was a fantasy, since the part about imagining death and blood is clearly in Brigitte's mind. Suddenly jolted back to reality by a vision of Ginger, she draws her hand to her face to reveal her palm covered in hair. Later, and very depressed, she takes her shard of glass and holds it to her throat while looking into the bathroom mirror. However, she does not kill herself.

Ghost's Discovery[]

During this time, Brigitte is shadowed Ghost, the granddaughter of Barbara, a severe burn victim who is a patient there. Ghost eavesdrops on Alice in the staff lounge that Brigitte injects Monkshood. Curious about it, Ghost goes through her clandestinely hidden comic book collection and realizes Brigitte's secret. Ghost slips Brigitte a comic book containing the werewolf story. She begins to question her about lycanthropy, and notices Brigitte's ears have begun to grow pointy, Brigitte takes the glass, telling Ginger that she will not die, and cuts off the pointed part of her ear, flushing it down the toilet. Shortly after, Ghost tries to slip monkshood to Brigitte, but is foiled by Tyler. The following night, in despair at her rate of transformation, Brigitte allows Tyler to inject her.

The Stalker Arrives[]

By now, it is apparent the werewolf has found her again. After Ghost's dog Rocky is found dead and mutilated, Brigitte asks her where the corpse was found, and is told that it was found in the disused crematorium section of the hospital. Upon learning this, Brigitte says she must get out. Ghost offers to show her an escape route, but insists she be taken with Brigitte.


Brigitte escapes to the disused crematorium, in the basement, by crawling through air vents following Ghost's trail marks. There, Brigitte meets Beth-Ann who is high on drugs that she just received in exchange for sex with Tyler. Beth-Ann is killed and dragged away by the werewolf. Shortly after, Ghost arrives and says the escape route is where Beth-Ann was dragged away to. Brigitte and Ghost proceed, but are separated as the werewolf attacks. Clashing with the beast, Brigitte's leg is broken by the werewolf, but her transformation is so advanced, she heals immediately, and makes her escape after burning the beast in the crematorium.


Ghost drives them to a gas station in the clinic car, where Brigitte tends to her wounds. They then drive to Barbara's house and sleep. Ghost explains how Barbara got burned, she tells Brigitte that Barbara fell asleep with her bedtime cigarette.

The next day, after Brigitte starts eating a deer caught in an explosion from a trap set up by Ghost, they arrange for Tyler to bring monkshood to the gas station, but when Brigitte wanders inside she discovers the attendant has been slain. While she was away, Tyler had arrived and taken Ghost's car. Brigitte dashes back and drives off. Back at the house, Brigitte's body once more begins to reject the monkshood and Tyler worriedly calls Alice.


Ghost tricks Brigitte into thinking Tyler abused her. Brigitte locks Tyler outside, and he is killed by the werewolf. Alice arrives, and is attacked by Ghost, wielding Barbara's hunting rifle. Brigitte figures out that Barbara didn't smoke, she aggressively keeps Ghost against a wall and argues with her, realizing it is likely Tyler didn't abuse Ghost and that Barbara was burnt by Ghost, but is stopped by Alice holding the rifle point-blank to the base of her skull. Alice begins to take Ghost, but is advised not to go outside. The werewolf then howls and breaks a nearby window, and Alice takes Ghost to the attic with her to seek refuge from Brigitte and the werewolf. Brigitte's transformation is almost complete, when the werewolf enters the house. She lures him into a room, and, when Ghost distracts the werewolf by dropping a heavy curling stone, Brigitte stabs him. The werewolf bites her on the arm. They struggle and after she repeatedly bashed its head with a curling stone, they fall into the basement, and the werewolf is killed on a set of mattress springs holding a wide variety of sharp objects.

With the scene suddenly quiet, Alice cautiously goes down the attic stairs to find Brigitte. She turns around to Ghost and tells her to get the car ready, but Ghost suddenly hits Alice with a hammer, knocking her out and causing her to fall to her death. Ghost remarks, "I knew you'd find us," and sits at the top of the steps to peer into the basement, gun cocked and in hand. A weakened Brigittewolf crawls up the stairs, her face grotesquely transformed, begging Ghost to kill her. Instead, Ghost pushes her back down. She sees Brigitte's look of despair and she closes the trapdoor and locks her in the basement.


Ghost is shown illustrating a comic page of herself as a powerful warrior with a werewolf pet. Ghost narrates that Brigitte is getting stronger in the basement and is waiting to be unleashed on Ghost's enemies. A doorbell is heard, and Ghost goes downstairs to welcome home Barbara.