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"Ginger Snaps" Gets TV Reboot


Sure...why not? We're seeing classic films rebooted as long-form television left and right. Might as well add to that list the 2000 cult Canadian werewolf horror film Ginger Snaps which was followed by two direct-to-video films, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (Both released in 2004). The new series will apparently incorporate elements from all three films and will see the original film's director, John Fawcett (Who co-wrote the script with Karen Walton), serve as executive producer alongside Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Clark Peterson, and Steve Hoban. However, Anna Ssemuyaba will write the series.

The original film saw Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle star as Brigette and Ginger, respectively; inseparable sisters who are self-imposed outcasts in their hometown and fascinated with the macabre. At the beginning of the story, they make a pact to escape their sleepy suburban home by sixteen or else take their own lives. However, this dark promise is complicated even further when Ginger gets infected by a werewolf on the night of her first period. As a result, Ginger becomes violent and sexual with Brigette now needing to find a way to curb her sister’s new cravings or risk losing her forever.

While the new version will no doubt be far bloodier than the original film, hopefully it will capture the relatable elements as well in a more realistic fashion and draw in a new generation of fans. Stay tuned!

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