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Ginger Snaps 2 - Unleashed (2004)

Cast: Emily Perkins, Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, more...
Director: Brett Sullivan, Brett Sullivan
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Studio: Lions Gate
Genre: Horror, Werewolves, Killer Critters
Running Time: 93 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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The feminist horror film genre might not have very many prominent entries, but the critically acclaimed 2000 film Ginger Snaps was just that. A darkly humorous chiller that drew parallels between menstruation and a werewolf curse, the John Fawcett picture garnered several Canadian Genie Award nominations and a loyal cult following. Four years later, Brett Sullivan, the film's editor, made his feature directorial debut with this sequel, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins reprise their roles from the first film as sisters Ginger and Brigitte, respectively. This time around, Brigitte is found by the police after being attacked and taken to rehab when it's assumed that the wolfbane serum that keeps her from turning into a monster is a narcotic. Once inside the facility and denied the substance, Brigitte must strike deals with one of the orderlies to obtain it; meanwhile, she is pursued by another werewolf, and escapes with Ghost, another female patient, to that girl's vacant old house, which sets the stage for a brutal showdown -- made even nastier when the orderly, a hospital doctor, and the elderly Barbara show up and decide to intervene. Also starring Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed was followed only a few months later by Ginger Snaps Back. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

Special features:

  • Production commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Journals
  • Comic book art

GreenCine Member Reviews

Litter Mate by CZumwalt June 9, 2004 - 11:07 AM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Ginger Snaps 1 established a solid place in the lycanthropic cult realm with intriguing and developed characters, a pedigreed plot, and convincing gore, but in the curse of substandard succession, Ginger Snaps 2 - Unleashed (2004) could not escape the disease of the sequel. A howling dissapointment to those who fell under Ginger 1's spell.

If blood is what you want than blood is what you'll get. Unfortunately, if you like your gore from flesh on fang than you'll be disappointed. Director Brett Sullivan does a decent job of quenching fan's thirst except most of the blood is let by heroine Bridgette's (Emily Perkins) own hand upon her flesh in close-ups with scalpels, needles, or broken glass as she shoots up wolfs bane or explores her own healing rate in order to better understand her advancing disease. Unfortunately Sullivan may have blown his effects budget here instead of on blood-lusting beasts. If you come here to see werewolves, go back.

Fans of Katharine Isabelle, who plays Ginger in both GS 1 and 2, will be disappointed, as her role is minimal and screen time even less. If you're going to
watch this film just to see how Ginger makes it into a sequel, please just ask someone. Ginger's timorous sister Bridgette, however, pleasingly develops from
the introverted high school goth girl in GS 1 into a strong and willful little demoness. This film may belong in the Wolfman section of your horror library, just keep it hidden behind it's far better predecessor.

A Part 2 Worth Seeing. by alienx May 21, 2004 - 9:02 AM PDT
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I stumbled across the first one on the shelf at the rental store, and I enjoyed it! This one was equally good to watch but in a different way. Both were decent wolf movies, and I liked the character played by Emily Perkins. You wanted her to succeed.

Offered plenty of wolf gore for those looking for that. And a couple of twists I didn't expect (and didn't always like). But the bottom line is this was a decent movie in its own right. And if you liked the first one, this shouldn't disappoint.

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