Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

Directed by: Brett Sullivan Written by: Karen Walton & Megan Martin

After mixing blood with her late sister, Brigitte (Emily Perkins) finds herself changing into the beast she failed to prevent her sister from becoming.  Every day she shoots up with monkshood in hopes to slow or even cure her disease.  Moving from place to place she looks for a cure, and runs from the other beast looking to mate with her.  While running from her primal lover she passes out from an overdoes of monkshood.  The authorities find her and they assume she is a junkie, so they take her to the local rehab center.  Brigitte is denied her daily dose of monkshood and begins to change faster.  Will her counselors help her kick her addiction, or will they become dinner for the beast after it gets unleashed?

This movie picks up pretty much where the last one left off.  After Brigitte kills her sister she runs.  At first you think that she is on the run because of what she is becoming.  If you remember anything from the last movie you might also think she is on the run from the crimes her sister committed.  Everyday, Brigitte shoots up and cuts herself in hopes to slow her lycanthropy and hopefully cure it.  She visits the library several times and picks up different books looking for a cure.  We later find the reason she is on the run.  It turns out that another werewolf is hunting her to mate with her.  They never do say but I think the werewolf that is chasing her is Jason McCarty (Jesse Moss) from the first movie.  Jason had unprotected sex with Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) in the first movie.  The exchange in fluids infected him and he was never dealt with in the first movie.

Brigitte takes a double does of the monkshood and passes out on the street one day.  She then wakes up in a hospital.  Not knowing what is truly wrong with her, they admit her into their rehab program.  Everyone assumes that she is a suicidal junkie except for a crazy girl called Ghost (Tatiana Maslany).  Ghost finds out about the monkshood that was found in Brigitte’s belongings and references her comic book collection to find out what it is.  She quickly realizes that it is used on werewolves, and she sees Brigitte for what she truly is.

This movie reminds me of “Girl, Interrupted“.  Except one for the girls in this movie suffers from lycanthropy.  Well, I guess the only similarities these movies have is they are about a bunch of girls in a psych ward.  Girl, interrupted would have been a more interesting movie if Winona Ryder had lycanthropy and she ended up eating the other patients.

I liked this movie, but I wasn’t expecting much from it, since sequels usually fall a little short in content.  Once again when I started watching this movie I could not stop watching.  Why?  I am not really sure why, I just did.  I give Ginger Snaps Unleashed 3.5 eaten patients out of 5.

Ginger Snaps: Unleashed is available on VHS and DVD from Amazon.com

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3 thoughts on “Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed”

  1. Nope. Sorry. Still can’t get psyched about this one, even though I did like Girl Interrupted (I dig Angelina Jolie.) I like werewolf movies – honest – just can’t get into the whole Ginger Snaps thing. Thanks for the review tho. At least now I know the story lines of the 1st and 2nd installments.

  2. actually, Jason is dealt with
    if you may remember, Jason was the first person B tried the Monkshood stuff on
    and it worked! YAY
    but Jason was cured, and it couldn’t have been him.

    1. Monkshood isn’t a cure, otherwise Brigitte wouldn’t still be turning. It acts as a suppressant for the Lycanthropy, so while it may have worked for the moment, without a continuous use, Jason would’ve turned eventually.

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