Several years after destroying her sister and becoming infected with the werewolf virus herself, Brigitte is picked up off of the street when she is mistaken for a drug addict (addicted to wolfsbane, no less). After being admitted in to a women's clinic, she is stalked by another wolf that is looking to mate, forcing her to team up with a deviant young girl in order to kill the beast and save herself. Any underlying meaning behind the 2004 follow-up to the cult-classic GINGER SNAPS has been entirely lost on its audiences. UNLEASHED takes the series in an entirely different direction, and not one that all fans are sure to appreciate. Here, werewolfism is used as a metaphor for addiction rather than menstruation like in the previous film, but to a much lesser effect. While Katherine Isabelle does make a few brief cameos in Brigitte's subconscious, Emily Perkins is left to carry the weight of the film on her own. Leaving behind her innocent charm from before, her newly empowered role is equally enjoyable and far more dark and brooding. Brett Sullivan moves from the editing room into the director's chair, bringing with him a clean new look and sickening color palette that reflect the clinical setting. Unfortunately, the script calls for several awkward sequences and off characters that often distract from the plot. The werewolf designs have tremendously improved, and the alpha male's looming presence around the hospital sets up a number of frightful moments. GINGER SNAPS: UNLEASHED has its ups and downs, but if nothing else, it provides a unique extension to the original story.