Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) - full transcript

Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. And an enigmatic Indian hunter decides to help the girls, but one of the girls has been bitten by a werewolf. Brigitte and Ginger may have no one to turn to but themselves.

The Indians say the curse began

in the time of the ancients,

and was passed down through
the blood of generations.

There are legends of the Wendigo

and the coming
of the Red and the Black.

Legends of the Day of Reckoning,

when death would
consume the land

and good would face evil.

Of the day the curse
would be broken forever

or grow stronger and live on
to plague generations to come.

But ours was a story
of survival.

Of two sisters,

bound by blood.

A bond that would not be broken.

That was our promise above all.

Above men...

Above God...

Above fate.

It was in our blood,

together forever.

I'm so cold.

Me too.

Ginger, I think
we've lost our way.

We haven't lost
anything, Brigitte.

It's lost us.

Easy. Shh!

Come on...

Come on!

Fine, then.

We'll all walk.

Come on.

Let's go.



Are you all right?

What happened here?

My sister.


Many summers...

In the wind...

in the trees...

and in the blood.


They were hers and her sister's.

Thank you.

Say thank you, Ginger...

Thank you.

Kill the boy, or one sister
kills the other.

Whoa, whoa, whoa...

Easy! Easy! Easy.

What's wrong with him?

It's all right!


Come back!

Come back!

Come back!


Get it off me!

I can't!

I'm gonna go back to the camp

and try and find the old woman.

Don't leave me!

Look at me...

Count to 100, and before
you do, I'll be back...

all right?

















Help us!





I'm not alone...

I'm counting...

One hundred!

You stay away from her,
you son of a bitch!

Are you all right?

Did he just whistle at us?

I'm sure he meant the dog...

Son, stay back.

Welcome to civilization.


Do these two look like anyone
you've ever laid eyes on

other than while
you were off pulling

in some shithouse somewhere?

Answer me!

We don't ever open
the gate for anyone

we don't know, do we?

Bloody idiot.

It's nearly nightfall,
we were looking for shelter.


Here, we never talk out of turn,

and, while I'm spitting,
it is always my turn.

But I see it is
not the first time

your mouth has made
you trouble, is it?

Sergeant Major.

Stand down.

Mr. Rowlands!

The dark one's hurt.

Show me.

She's been bit.

How'd you come by that wound?

In the woods I stepped in a trap
and the Indian helped us.

We were accompanying our father,

Montgomery Fitzgerald,
on his commission

to find a pass through
the mountains west.

Only, our boat was overturned.

We washed up
on shore, but our...

our parents were drowned.

Cast them out, Wallace.

Cast them out.

You put us all in grave peril
if you give them refuge.

Mark me, Wallace.

You've been marked.

Let's let Doc Murphy see to it.

Our parents drowned?

Yes, but they didn't suffer.
It was really quite peaceful.


You'll have an ugly scar,
but you'll keep the foot,

if we make sure it
doesn't turn septic.

These ugly black bastards
like the blood.

Oh, God, no.

But they'll settle
for the sickness.

No, she doesn't
want them on her.

It's a necessary evil.

My name is Wallace Rowlands.

I am Chief Factor
at Fort Bailey.

Tonight, since you
are our guests,

dinner will be
in the company hall.

Mr. Murphy.

Do you feel that?


Be thankful.

Means you're alive.

I'll get you something
for the pain.

I really don't have
much to spare, but...

Is it medicinal?

Not in the least.


I'm right here.

Enjoy it while it lasts, girl.

Mr. Murphy.
Those graves out there?

Is it the pox?

No, it's not.

Your fort's nearly abandoned.

Most of the people
have gone home.

The rest... aren't
sleeping too good.

What is everyone so afraid of?

Didn't you see them?

Out there in the woods.

We saw nothing.

Not to worry, girl...

because they saw you.

It's good to have guests
in the main house again.

I'm sure you will find
it more comfortable

than travels in the woods.

Well, we passed
an Indian camp on the way.

Looked like it had
been attacked.



Well, have war parties
been raiding you?

Is... is that
what's happened here?

The damp in this place, it gets
evil cold in the bones.

The Indians told the Company

this was a bad place to build
a fort, but they didn't listen.

So, where is everyone?

The trade party
was supposed to return

with supplies two months ago.

It's two months...
um, still no sign of them.

So, there's no passage
east, then?

Except on foot...
for a few thousand miles.

This was Geoffrey's room.

Wallace's son.

Where is he?

Uh, he died.

A few weeks ago.

These are for you.
I hope they fit all right.

They were Wallace's wife's.

She was a beautiful Indian girl.

She died, too.

It was quite tragic.

Here's the key.

I'll see you at dinner, then.

What a lovely shade of dead.

Is a dead boy's room
the only one they've got?

It's better than
sleeping out in the woods

with a tree root for a pillow.

We've slept there before.

Together forever?

Together forever.


We should eat here more often.

There's two chairs for you here.

Chief Factor, the blessing.

Yes, of course.

It wouldn't be dinner
if the almighty didn't join us.

Bless us Father
for these thy gifts of plenty

which we are about to receive.

And verily...

Verily I say unto thee,
let us not succumb

to the temptations of the flesh
but rather remain chaste.

The faithful shall kneel
on bleeding shins...


- Amen.
- Amen.


Scripture has twisted
that man deadly.

And you?

You watch it.

He's fixing on you.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

There won't be much more
for any of us soon.

Supplies will get through.

We just have to
hold out until then.

I want to make a toast.

A toast to our magnificent
Indian friend here.

We had scouts like you
in my regiment out east.

Ah, yes, which was a good thing,

'cause in the front line,
they took a musket ball

like a sand bag.

Seven footer?

Good three hundred
pounds on him?

Wallace does
good to keep him here.

Hunter like him
could kill anywhere.

What keeps him here?

It's something he's not telling.

No, you're waiting
for something.

What is it?

You've got some kind of
blood brothers out there?

They work us from the outside,

and you, Redskin,
work us from the inside?

Easy, easy!


I am my own.

I stay because
it is my will to stay,

and, until they get you,

remember that it
was a Redskin's will

that you even breathed
your stink that long.

Gentlemen, we stand
on the brink of darkness

and the color of our gods

has nothing whatsoever
to do with it.

We have to abandon this place.
The Company will understand.

They're just wooden walls!

Wooden walls?

Every man that has ever
walked on this mortal earth

has walked here with us.

And we stand as far
as they've ever come.

It's these wooden walls that
shelter every Rome ever built.

This battle's every
war ever won.

And that fire out there...

every light that's
held back the dark.

Dinner is over.

Good Christian women
need fear nothing.

We're not afraid.

Oh, yes, you are.

Two months this fort has
been in the devil's grip,

and you two little girls walk
right through our door.

What is that?


The devil's wickedness.

This place is to be drowned
like a new born deformity.

To be cut out like
a bleeding cancer.

To be cast into hell like
a stinking whore!

Don't forget to say
your prayers, ladies.

These people are fucked.


Look at this.

These toys must be Geoffrey's.

Who's there?



Come over here,
I'm not gonna hurt you.

Wake up.
Brigitte, wake up!

Get dressed, we're leaving.

I was dreaming.

Mother and father were there...

Mother and father are dead.

You're bleeding.

What have you done?

What have I done?

Something bit me!

Something bit you?


I thought it was a boy.

It was some kind of animal.

I don't... It was deformed.

It's loose
in the house, Brigitte.

Please, get up.

Where are we going to go?

Same place we always go, away.


Did you hear that?

Help me.

Ah, come here.


Get up, so I can rattle
your pretty mouth again.


Oh, you'll do just fine.

Come on.

Come on!

Don't move.

Step back.

Do it.

She won't.

I won't?

You won't.

You may have the gun,
but you don't have the stones.

Break it down.
They're on top of us!

Get out!

We're coming!

Help me!




Don't let me go, Finn!

Don't let him get me.

- Let him go!
- Please! Don't let him get me!

Get the beam, Finn.

This way!


Come on!


Shh! Shh.

There's one inside.

It ripped through the wall.

This way.

Go. Get inside. Quickly.

Burn in hell.

It's in here with us.

Be quiet.




Close the door!

Close the door!


Break this window, Brigitte!

Go away!

Uuh! Uuh!

Help up here!
Somebody help us!

You bastard.

What are you two girls
doing out of your room?

- Are you all right?
- No, we're not all right.

Your man of God
just locked us in there

with one of those things!

Monsieur Rowlands.

We need more men on the walls!

- How many are there?
- They're everywhere.

I want you up the tower,
shoot whatever you can see.

Reverend! Be useful.
Stand a post.

He tried to kill us.

You two!
To your room!

It has begun.

Black and Red.

What is it?

Oh, sh...

Oh, God.
I'm burning up.

Just leave it, it's fine.
I've bled before.

Not without being hit.

What are they, Ginger?


That was no animal.

Could they really be...

What? Demons,
come for us sinners?

It looks septic.

They've got
the place surrounded.




What have you done to my sister?

What will you do to your sister?

Thank you.

One sister kills the other.



Oh, God.

Aah... uuh.

We need to see Dr. Murphy.

The air is bloody.

Kill the boy.

Mr. Murphy?

We need you to...

What's the matter, Finn?

Ah, nothing.
I'm fine.


It's th-these leeches,
they can't be trusted.

Go on.

Answer the girl, Finn.

Tell her what you're doing?

Me? I...

I'm just killing these
leeches here.

You got bit last night,
didn't you, Finn?

No, I didn't.

I did real good last night.

I'm sure I shot
the one that took Owen

and I'm real sure
n-not one of them

even so much as touched me.

You know me, Murphy.

I'm fit as a fiddle,
most of the time.

I know, Finn.

You're a real good boy.

But you got to listen to me now.

Put the knife down.

Now... get yourself a leech.

Do it, boy.

Now put it on you.

Do it, Finn.

No, not on your arm.

On your chest.

Please, Murphy.

I just want to go home.

Yeah, me too, son.

We're almost there.

Get me out of here.

Now, what can I do
for you two ladies?

What the hell's going on, Murph?

Finn got bit.

I put him down.

We can't keep doing this!

He was no damn sick dog!

He was bit, and when
they're bit, they turn.

Just like this one here did.

Wait a minute.

That's Jean-Pierre's mark,
isn't it, Claude?

No, you're wrong.

It's not my brother's.

It's the same mark.

That's what happened
to the boat crew,

it's them turned.

- Back off!
- Yeah!

It's him.

It's him.

Who is Jean-Pierre?

Jean-Pierre is Claude's brother,

head of the boat crew.

They were supposed to return
with provisions two months ago.

They left in the Spring,

and they haven't come back.

There's been no sign of them...

We need to know.

You need to know.

Check the eye.

Angels and ministers
of grace, defend us.

It's him.

They're all dead.

Or turned into these
sieging monsters.

What's more, Jean-Pierre
used to bunk

up there where the hunter
killed him.

It's the last
thing they remember...

Trying to come home.

It is time for us
to confess our sins.

Beg for His mercy.

And what good will that do us?

Can you not see that
we're reaping what we have sown?

We brought this upon ourselves.

I'm sure I'm going
to hell for this,

but shut
your holy fucking mouth.

That's it.

We pack up.

We get the hell out of here.
We move at night.

We rest during the day.

If the hunter leads us...

No savage is leading
me anywhere.

You don't have to come.

I'm sick of your bile!

You're the one fathering
their whelps.

I'm gonna rip your filthy
tongue out of your skull!


None of it makes any difference.

The hunter to guide us,

we'll be taken down,
him with us.

We've no choice.
Do you understand?

Come on, Ginger.

This is the fight!

And if it's to be fought here,
then so be it.

I've lost my wife to it.

I've lost my son to it.

Let them come.

He's lying to them,
his son's not dead.

That was him that bit me.

He still lives in the house.

He's turning into one
of those creatures.

So am I.


I can smell their blood.

Yours, too.

Be quiet.

Stop... just stop.


Come on.

When we were boys in France,

my grandfather told my brother
and I of Les Loup Garoux.

Man transformed into wolf.

On the full moon, it preyed
on the shepherds

and travelers near his village.

The old man warned us,
"Beware its bite

or we might become a slave
to the full moon, too."

It gave me bad dreams.

But my brother said,
"Don't worry, Claude.

"If it bites you,
you won't become one,

"because I will help you
catch it, so you can kill it

before you turn
and the spell will be broken."

It was a long time ago.

And we were just little boys.

God's forgiveness and mercy

for his children is boundless.
Those lost in battle with evil

shall find glory
in the fields of heaven.

He has brought peace
and eternal rest

upon the souls of
Finn Maclntyre and Owen Crisp.

But, verily, I say unto thee,

those that court sin shall
be lost to the fire.

They shall become
the very armies of the beast.

No longer can we flout God.

No longer can we give refuge
to the evil amongst us.

No longer can we cast our seed
into the dusky heathen bitch.

For he who was cast down
into the fire is upon us

and his name is Legion,
for he is many!

Come on, boy.

I can't find my mother.

I've looked and looked.

I miss mine, too.

It itches.

Geoffrey, wait...

Your end.



Come on.

Let me look at it.

How is it?

It's fine.

It's getting better.

I'm gonna get something
for the pain.

There's nothing you can do.

Brigitte, where's your sister?


The excitement...

she can sometimes be
a little... frail.

And she's all right?

She let Geoffrey out.

The others
don't know he's alive.

You saw them out there.

They'd kill him.

What happened to him?

My wife and he were attacked.

She was killed.

He'd been bitten,
and for a while it seemed

he might recover.

But then he began to change...
into one of them.

Every day, I look into his eyes

and I see, less and less,
my little boy.

Can you imagine
what that's like?

You look after your sister.


Kill the boy.

That was the boy who bit me.

I have to kill him.

If I... if I kill him...
Just like she said,

I kill the boy
and the curse will be lifted.






It was just here.

Jesus Christ.

I got something for you.

You can wear it in a locket.



Get her out!

Get her out of here!


Quiet. Quiet.

Ooh... ah!

It isn't a wolf bite, is it?


Look at it. Get a good bite,
little bitch, good and deep.



Uuh! Uuh!



Oh, God!


Oh, God!

Stand away from the girl.

Now get out.

Mr. Rowlands.

I'll get you, boy.

They're going to kill my sister.

Geoffrey bit her, didn't he?

She's turning.


Then, it's too late.

Is it too late for your son?

I'll tell them about Geoffrey.

I swear it.

They kill my sister,
they kill your son.

Hold her still!

Get a leech.

- Let her go.
- You heard her...

Let her go.

She killed Seamus!

Bled out his throat.

She never left the room.

I swear it!

She never left
her sister's side.

Leech the witch!

Reverend, I suggest
you lower your weapon,

or I will, by God,
introduce you to Him.

This plague has come
because of your love

for your savage wife.

It is your sin that has brought
the devil upon us.

My sin is something you
can only dream about.

Leech her.

I... it's the only way
we're gonna know!



You're insane.

No one touches either of these
two without my order.

Is that understood?

Get out!

It's all right.
It's all right.

Pack your things.

You're making us leave?

Not you.
You can stay. She goes.

Brigitte, I have
to break the curse.

We go, we go together.

I have to kill Geoffrey.

I'm not staying
here without you.

There's no other way.

He must die by my hand.

I don't know where we'll go,
but we'll go together.

Brigitte, look at me.

There's got to be something.

Some other way, something
we don't know about.

Brigitte, look at me!

I'm turning into something

You know it's true.

You heard the old woman.

You're the only thing I have.

Nothing else.

I will not kill you.


Nothing else.

I love you, Brigitte.



There's no one
left to protect you,

little half breed.

Your father's throat's out!

No, don't...

Get the gate!

You were going out.

Dirty little mongrel
mutt you are!

Please, no!


Get up!



Get out!

Get the beam!


Shh shh.
It's all right.

You miss her, don't you?

I'm sure she misses you, too.

There's something
in the graveyard!


Where is she?

She's gone.

It's too dangerous for you here.

What do you want?

I've known you before
I found you in the woods.

Since I was a boy.

I've seen your face in dreams.

I've prepared my whole life
to meet with you.

Dreams told me to protect you.

And kill my sister?

If I wanted to kill either
of you, I could have many times.

I am forbidden to kill her.

The Seer believes our fates
are tied together.

You know the old woman?

She is an Elder with sight.

Come with me!
And she'll show us the truth.

I'm waiting for my sister.

She's one of them.

I've hunted this creature's
bloodline for years!

They live only to kill!

I'm staying until
my sister comes back.

Watch her carefully.

Soon, not even her love
for you will stop her.



They've found the boy.

What is that?

It's Wallace's boy.

He's alive.

And he's turned.

Turned ugly.

Wallace, come out here!

Having a little reunion!

Wallace, get out here!


Good news, chief.

Boy's back from the dead.

Been telling us lies.

My son, he's my responsibility.

He's not your son anymore.
Look at him.

You fucked us.

You haven't just killed Murphy.

You killed everyone here.

It's my concern.

What about Murphy's concern?

And Owen's?

He killed Seamus.

For good or bad, I'm in command!

Well, I think
it's time that changed.


Look at me!

Take him.


I couldn't do it, Brigitte.

I couldn't kill him.

Now it's too late.

I'm afraid, Brigitte.

It's over.

Mutiny's over.

And that one?
She's leaving.

We two owe each other nothing.

Say your goodbyes.

We have to find the old woman.

We'll take our chances,
and travel by day in the woods.

It's better than staying here.

We wait until the watch changes

and then we go out
the way the beast got in.

By the time they come for you,
we'll already be gone.


Therefore the curse is...

I'm cold.

I'm not.

We have to keep moving.


We have to find the hunter.

He'll take us to the Seer.

Shh! Shh...

What is it?

Someone's watching us.



I know you're afraid,

but can you help us
find the hunter?

His cave is up the river.

Take us to him.

Can you do that?

We're very close.

What do you hear?

They're stalking us.


This way. Hurry!

Milo! Wait!







I couldn't help it.

I did it.

You need to leave me.

Come on!

- Brigitte!
- Come on.

I'll kill...
I'll kill you.

I'll kill you.

Come on, Ginger, up!


The cave.

That's the place.


That's all right.

No, it's...

It's over.

It's over. We're dead.

We're dead.

We're not dead.

We're here.

We've come this far.

In my mother...

I heard you coming.

Tell us how to cure this.

I warned you.

It's too late.

The curse is in the blood.

Kill the boy before he bit you.

Please help us.

Tell us what to do.

The English and the French
brought with them

their diseases
to plague our land.

And with them came the Wendigo.

This was all foretold.

Watched for.

And with the Wendigo
would come two sisters...

the Red and the Black.

And their love and their deaths

would decide the way of things.

I'm gonna kill you, Brigitte.

No, you won't.

She won't kill me.

I know it.


She is offering you.

The night and the day
come into you

and your spirit runs forward.

You will see things.

Will I see what happens to us?

You will see your death.

But will I find the answer?


Don't do this, Brigitte.

I need to know.


It is believed
amongst our people

that those who lived
always live.

Do not fear death.

I love you, Brigitte.





What happened?

She killed the Seer.

I went in to protect you.

And she ripped out her throat!

Now, tell me what you saw.

Tell me!

I didn't see my death.

I saw Ginger's.

And it was you that killed her,
wasn't it?

It's what I saw.

And what did you see?

I saw myself die.

I give my life to save you

so that you can kill her!

It's still her.

We will be together.

She will come back to me.

She has to die by your hand!

And what if I don't?

What if I don't kill her?

She dies by your hands,
or you die by hers,

and the land suffers
forever as foretold.

I just want my sister back!

You saw this knife.

I know you saw it.

I killed Ginger with it.

This is the only way.

You have no choice.

It is your path.

Do not fear death.

We go to the fort
and wait for her.

She will come for you there.

The prodigal has returned.

Welcome back.

You bastard!

In this mortal life,

it is not just
our physical bodies

which hang in the balance.

It is an eternity of peace.

And it is this forgiveness
which I offer you.

Take it, child,
for the lost soul

of your sister, take it.

I have seen things...

in dreams and in waking...

about the way things will be
for her and I.

And in these dreams, Reverend,

you are screaming
for your life, you prick!

She's coming for me.



Disciple of the Devil!


No longer will your evil
tempt us.




If you will not beg for mercy,

mercy shall be
inflicted upon you.


The other will come.

Let the bitch in!

You were born of the fire...

Thirty seven...

and to the fire
you shall return.


I've come for my sister.

I'm sorry to tell you,

but the Reverend
has taken a real fancy

to saving her from hellfire.

So, I guess that leaves me
and you more or less

to ourselves.

Right then.

Burn her, Wallace,
while there's still time,

burn her!

You hit like a girl.

Well, we've got
all night to fix that.

You've let a pair of
little girls destroy us!

You never could see
how they lied

and tricked and tempted you
into oblivion, man.

Just like that
bitch wife of yours!

Forgive me, Father.

For I have sinned.


You had enough?


Finished yet?

Or does your pretty little mouth
have something more to say?

Let's hear it!

Come closer.

It's a secret.

Watch her.

Aah! Aah!




She's come back for you.

Stay close to the fire!




One hundred.


Behind you!

No! Uuh!

You know how it must end.

Together, forever.



I was wrong
to leave you, Brigitte.

But you came back.


I'm cold.

I'm not.

The Day of Reckoning.

The day the curse grew stronger

in the Red and the Black.

Sisters united in blood.

Together, forever.