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The events of Ginger Snaps take place in October 1999, about over the course of a month.


October 1999
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31


All of the dates in this timeline are extrapolated from Brigitte's calendar, acquired from a tampon box bought for Ginger. The first date which is crossed off is October 2, a full moon, also the date when Ginger was bitten by the Beast of Bailey Downs. The red circled date, October 30, is the full moon. The year 1999 was found on a missing poster for Trina Sinclair.

The dates were estimated based on time of day and transitions from scene to scene (for example, from day to night). For events where the time of day was not shown, the most probable estimate is given.

Brigitte's calendar documenting the days leading to the next full moon

Events of Ginger Snaps[]

Dates Events
October 2
  • Brigitte and Ginger present their macabre slideshow for the project "Life in Bailey Downs"
  • Trina bullies Brigitte and Ginger vows to protect her sister
  • That night, the Beast of Bailey Downs attacks Brigitte and Ginger
    • Night coincided with a full moon
October 3
  • Brigitte discovers that Ginger was growing hair from her wounds at school
  • Brigitte goes to the store and helps her sister buy hygiene products and acquires calendar
October 30
  • That night, the Greenhouse Bash Halloween party is held
  • Ginger fully transforms into a werewolf during the van ride
  • Sam is killed by Gingerwolf, who accidentally kills herself after lunging into Brigitte's knife


The month of October is referenced from Brigitte's marking in the calendar. The year 1999 was determined from Trina's missing poster, where she was stated missing on 10/24/1999.[1]


  • The calendar exists in the Ginger Snaps universe, but not in real-life. In 1999, the only months where there were two full moons were during January and March on January 1 and 31 and March 2 and 31. The full moon in October was on October 24.
  • Some scenes seem they take place immediately the next day, but logically they should appear several days later.
  • Interestingly, pages from Brigitte's diary from the bonus content on the CD do not appear to match up with this timeline, with entries suggesting the events of Ginger Snaps only taking place over a few days from October 28-31, but this does not match up with Brigitte's marking of her calendar.