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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) is the first sequel to Ginger Snaps.

After the events of the first movie, Brigitte is attacked by a mysterious werewolf. After losing consciousness, she finds herself in a rehab clinic where she struggles with her own lycantropy while looking for the male werewolf.


This film contains examples of:

  • Affably Evil:
    • Ghost, at least towards Brigitte.
    • Tyler the orderly goes back and forth between this and Faux Affably Evil. On the one hand, he trades sexual favors from the girls at the rehab center in exchange for drugs. On the other, he seems legitimately (platonically) affectionate towards Ghost (Ghost having faked his attempt to rape her), and is worried about Brigitte when her transformation becomes noticeable.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Used by Ghost and Brigitte. Somewhat justified since they are both skinny teenage girls.
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  • Badass Boast: As Brigitte prepares a trap for the male werewolf near the end, Ginger taunts her, and we get this exchange that shows us just how much Brigitte has taken a level in badass since the first movie.
    Ginger: You can't fight what's in us, B.
    Brigitte: I'm not like you, Ginger. I'm stronger.
    Ginger: (scoffs) Oh really? Well, that's not how I remember you the first fifteen years of your life!
    Brigitte: It's how I remember the last fifteen minutes of yours.
  • Big Bad: Brigitte is on the run from a mysterious male werewolf that opposes her throughout the movie, but the ultimate villain in the story is Ghost.
  • Country Matters: "Good luck on your journey to the other side, Beth-Ann. I'm sorry you were such a cunt."
  • Creepy Child: Ghost confuses reality with comic books frequently and has a strange obsession with werewolves. And that's before The Reveal
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  • Downer Ending: The movie ends with Brigitte being betrayed by Ghost, who locks her in the basement and plans to use her to kill her "enemies".
  • Eureka Moment: Upon seeing a “No Smoking” sign in Barbara’s bathroom, Brigitte realizes that Ghost has been lying to her this entire time.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Rocky, Ghost's pet terrier, reacts this way to Brigitte in a deleted scene.
  • Foreshadowing: Every time Ghost is alone with her burned grandmother, her grandmother subtly tries to hit the call button to get the nurse to come into the room.
    • Also later, when Brigitte is setting up a trap for the male werewolf, Ghost pours gasoline in there for added measure, and we get this rather chilling exchange.
    Brigitte: How long will it burn?
    Ghost: (nonchalantly) Barbara took about 27 minutes...
  • Genre Savvy: Ghost is this way because she reads so many comics.
  • Heroic Suicide: Brigitte attempts this at one point, so that the monster she's turning into is never unleashed. She doesn't have the courage to go through with it.
  • Ironic Echo: "Without consequences to our actions, things get very confused."
  • Leitmotif: Ghost has a theme that often plays in scenes where she's in a good mood. A Dark Reprise plays over the final scene of the movie.
  • Karma Houdini: As far as we know, Ghost wasn't punished for what she did to Brigitte. And since it's unlikely a sequel is going to be made any time soon, she remains so.
    • [Possibly averted in the fact that werewolves in this setting seem to be uncontrollable monsters, the first time Ghost lets her out she will get mauled.
  • Not Quite Saved Enough: Brigitte (and the audience) thought that injecting herself with monkshood could keep her safe from the injection she voluntarily gave herself while trying to save Ginger. One of the first things we learn in this movie is that the monkshood doesn't stop the transformation, but merely slows it down.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Brigitte every time she notices a new sign of her transformation.
    • Tyler when he injects Brigitte with monkshood and her arm swells up and starts pulsating.
    • Ghost has two minor but hilarious ones. The first is when she reveals that she managed to get one of the vials of monkshood for Brigitte after they escape, only to realize that she forgot to take the syringe with her. The second is much later on, when they're at Barbara's house, and Ghost fires her grandmother's shotgun when she hears a noise at the front door, thinking that it's the male werewolf, only to find...
    Ghost: GO BACK TO THE DARKNESS!
    Alice: Ghost?!
    Ghost: (has a look on her face that just screams "Whoops...")
    Alice: You shot at me! What the Hell?!
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Ghost is only ever referred to as "Ghost." Apparently her grandmother started calling her that when she was 7 as a way to subconsciously stop her from making sudden noises.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: For the most part of the movie, Spirit Advisor Ginger snarks at Brigitte every time she goes through a difficult moment, with the latter saying nothing in return. Towards the end of the movie, however, once Brigitte decided to confront the werewolf head-on, she gives a short and mean-spirited response to Ginger's taunt.
  • The Reveal: Right before the climax, it’s revealed that Ghost not only lied about how her grandmother Barbara got burnednote , but also lied about Tyler raping her. Brigitte is quite understandably pissed when she figures it out.
  • Spirit Advisor: Ginger appears to Brigitte when she's lonely or scared.
  • Stock Subtitle: Featured in both sequels.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Ghost tells Brigitte that Tyler raped her.


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