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27th Aug '15 11:25:36 AM Hjortron18
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* DullSuprise: Right after his transformation, Sebastian eats a dog. The dog's owner, an old woman, just stares blankly at the scene.
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* DullSuprise: DullSurprise: Right after his transformation, Sebastian eats a dog. The dog's owner, an old woman, just stares blankly at the scene.
27th Aug '15 11:23:21 AM Hjortron18
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* DullSuprise: Right after his transformation, Sebastian eats a dog. The dog's owner, an old woman, just stares blankly at the scene.
19th May '15 1:23:29 PM WillBGood
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** (1) The virus is magical, the most likely explanation. ** (2) The brain is the last part of the body to be infected, completing the transformation. Some people seem to go through serve personality changes while others remain the same, althrough more sinister. This could mean that the effect of religious symbols are simply a part of the psychosomatic problems caused by infection and the characters impression of vampire stories affects how religious symbols hurt them in a kind of YourMindMakesItReal. This is why Vega is not affected by a cross while [[spoiler: Sebastian]] is: she is used to modern vampire tales where the crosses have no effect. The problem with this explanation is that it would be kind kind of weird if the virus would cause a vampire to start to burn if touched by a holy person. It's also important to know that Sweden is a very secular nation. It's possible and very likely that Saga does not has real faith and because her cross was make shift and not blessed it has nothing more than a geometric form. Note that Saga is the only person to use a cross as a defense rather than conventional weapons. She is simply GenreSavvy.
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** (1) ## The virus is magical, the most likely explanation. ** (2) ## The brain is the last part of the body to be infected, completing the transformation. Some people seem to go through serve personality changes while others remain the same, althrough more sinister. This could mean that the effect of religious symbols are simply a part of the psychosomatic problems caused by infection and the characters impression of vampire stories affects how religious symbols hurt them in a kind of YourMindMakesItReal. This is why Vega is not affected by a cross while [[spoiler: Sebastian]] is: she is used to modern vampire tales where the crosses have no effect. The problem with this explanation is that it would be kind kind of weird if the virus would cause a vampire to start to burn if touched by a holy person. It's also important to know that Sweden is a very secular nation. It's possible and very likely that Saga does not has real faith and because her cross was make shift and not blessed it has nothing more than a geometric form. Note that Saga is the only person to use a cross as a defense rather than conventional weapons. She is simply GenreSavvy.
26th Mar '15 4:47:45 AM jormis29
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* NorseMythology: Character named Saga, after the goddess of vision.
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* NorseMythology: Myth/NorseMythology: Character named Saga, after the goddess of vision.
28th Dec '14 3:33:02 AM Morgenthaler
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This horror-comedy received mixed reviews in its homeland and failed at the Swedish box office, but proved to be a hit in Russia and was sold for distribution to over 40 nations, hitting cinemas in UK, Japan, the Philippines, Turkey and Thailand and being released on DVD in USA, Germany, Spain, Greece, Finland and France among others. It won the grand prize at Fantasporto 2006.
30th Jul '14 8:45:29 AM ricjac
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Written four years before the ''30 Days of Night'' comic and released a year before [[Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight the movie]], the first Swedish vampire film shows a crazy Nazi-vampire (yes, Nazi-vampire) living up in the [[GrimUpNorth frozen north of Sweden]] where the sun does not show up for a month. The arrival of medical doctor Annika and her teenage daughter Saga unleashes the worst bloodbath Sweden has witnessed since the Vikings, where everything from cute little bunnies to waffen-SS gets torn apart by vampires.
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Written four years before the ''30 Days of Night'' comic and released a year before [[Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight the movie]], the first Swedish [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] vampire film shows a crazy Nazi-vampire (yes, Nazi-vampire) living up in the [[GrimUpNorth frozen north of Sweden]] where the sun does not show up for a month. The arrival of medical doctor Annika and her teenage daughter Saga unleashes the worst bloodbath Sweden has witnessed since the Vikings, TheVikings, where everything from cute little bunnies to waffen-SS gets torn apart by vampires.
25th Jun '14 3:04:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* TakeOvertheWorld: As simplistic and dull as the villain's motive can get
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* TakeOvertheWorld: As simplistic and dull as the villain's motive can get%%* TakeOvertheWorld
25th Jun '14 3:03:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* AnyoneCanDie
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* %%* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then John Was a Vampire]]: The ending. %%* AnyoneCanDie

* BlackComedy: Throughout most of the film * BloodyHilarious * BigBad: The Shape aka [[spoiler: Gerhard Beckert]]
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* %%* BlackComedy: Throughout most of the film * film. %%* BloodyHilarious * %%* BigBad: The Shape aka [[spoiler: Gerhard Beckert]]

* CircleOfEvil * CityWithNoName
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* DarkSecret
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* DiscretionShot: The worst violence happens off-screen and we only see the aftermath. ** The villian is not wearing pants or any underwear for the last third of the movie. We only see his but twice. * DisappearedDad
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* DiscretionShot: The worst violence happens off-screen and we only see the aftermath. ** The villian is not wearing pants or any underwear for the last third of the movie. We only see his but twice. * %%* DisappearedDad

*** It's worth to note that WordOfGod has said the virus-explanation only was added out of fear of not receiving support from the Swedish Film Institute.

* EnemyRisingBehind: The vampire Joel
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Most of the vampires. * EvilIsDeathlyCold
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* %%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Most of the vampires. * %%* EvilIsDeathlyCold

* {{Geek}}: Joel and Robert * GenreBlind: The coroner.
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* %%* {{Geek}}: Joel and Robert * GenreBlind: GenreBlind: %%** The coroner.

* {{Ghostapo}} * GlowingEyesOfDoom
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* %%* {{Ghostapo}} %%* GlowingEyesOfDoom * GlowingEyesOfDoomGoryDiscretionShot: The worst violence happens off-screen and we only see the aftermath.

* HunterofHisOwnKind: [[spoiler:Beckert kills the vampires he has created to keep the population under control.]]
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* HunterofHisOwnKind: HunterOfHisOwnKind: [[spoiler:Beckert kills the vampires he has created to keep the population under control.]]

* {{Leitmotif}}: **The "Vampire Theme": The main theme of the film. A classical horror theme with different variations for each character because [[spoiler: Every character becomes a vampire at the end]]
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* {{Leitmotif}}: **The {{Leitmotif}}: ** The "Vampire Theme": The main theme of the film. A classical horror theme with different variations for each character because [[spoiler: Every character becomes a vampire at the end]]

* LooksLikeOrlok: The Shape, the main villain. * LovableJock: John, until he turns * MadScientist * MamaBear: Annika * {{Metalhead}}: Joel and Robert
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* %%* LooksLikeOrlok: The Shape, the main villain. * %%* LovableJock: John, until he turns * turns. %%* MadScientist * %%* MamaBear: Annika * %%* {{Metalhead}}: Joel and Robert

* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: For a film set in the far north, there sure are a wide variety of accents on display among the supposed natives... ** The irony being that at least half of the cast are natives and most of them don't even have much of a accent. * NorseMythology: Character named Saga, after the goddess of vision * OhCrap
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: For a film set in the far north, there sure are a wide variety of accents on display among the supposed natives... ** natives... The irony being that at least half of the cast are natives and most of them don't even have much of a accent. * NorseMythology: Character named Saga, after the goddess of vision * vision. %%* OhCrap

* PerkyGoth: Vega again
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* %%* PerkyGoth: Vega again

* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror * SnowMeansDeath: And how!
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* %%* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror * SnowMeansDeath: And how!%%* SnowMeansDeath

* SuperpoweredEvilSide / ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: This is what happens to all of the vampires. * SuperSenses
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* SuperpoweredEvilSide / ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: SuperpoweredEvilSide: This is what happens to all of the vampires. * %%* SuperSenses

* TeensAreMonsters: Literally. * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then John Was a Vampire]]: The ending.
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* %%* TeensAreMonsters: Literally. * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then John Was a Vampire]]: The ending.Literally.

* TownwithaDarkSecret
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* UndeadChild: Maria
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* %%* UndeadChild: Maria

* UnreliableExpositor: Beckert gives Annika some exposition of the nature of the vampires in the film. While it seems to be legit in some aspects of it, but in others such as the vampire's ability to talk to dogs and aversion of blessed objects it seems to fall apart. [[spoiler:Considering that Annika is a doctor and disbelives his claims about vampires he could just tell her what she "wants" to hear. Also, Beckert would probably try to give her as little information as possible to not loose the upper hand]]. * VampireApocalypse: [[spoiler:Basically, the ending.]]
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* UnreliableExpositor: Beckert gives Annika some exposition of the nature of the vampires in the film. While it seems to be legit in some aspects of it, but in others such as the vampire's ability to talk to dogs and aversion of blessed objects it seems to fall apart. [[spoiler:Considering that Annika is a doctor and disbelives disbelieves his claims about vampires he could just tell her what she "wants" to hear. Also, Beckert would probably try to give her as little information as possible to not loose the upper hand]]. * %%* VampireApocalypse: [[spoiler:Basically, the ending.]]

* VampireHunter
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* %%* VampireHunter

* WrongGenreSavvy: Saga is quick to realize that her new friends are vampire and by logic uses the first anti-vampire tool she can put her hands on: two sticks which she uses to form a cross. Unfortunately, she is not genre savvy enough to know that [[ReligionIsMagic she needs faith for that to work]]. ** By extension, this makes Vega DangerouslyGenreSavvy ** And the Shape too, as he has made his chest strong enough. He knows impaling the heart can kill him so he has made modified himself so that his chest in his transformed state can withstand such attacks better [[spoiler:although it weakens him]].
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Saga is quick to realize that her new friends are vampire and by logic uses the first anti-vampire tool she can put her hands on: two sticks which she uses to form a cross. Unfortunately, she is not genre savvy enough to know that [[ReligionIsMagic she needs faith for that to work]]. ** work]]. By extension, this makes Vega DangerouslyGenreSavvy ** DangerouslyGenreSavvy. And the Shape too, as he has made his chest strong enough. He knows impaling the heart can kill him so he has made modified himself so that his chest in his transformed state can withstand such attacks better [[spoiler:although it weakens him]].
25th Jun '14 2:52:23 PM Morgenthaler
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Moved to the Trivia tab.
* EnforcedMethodActing: This film had in no ways the money to shot the outdoor scenes in a studio with fake snow. It was actually shot in the northern part of Sweden during winter, but not during the polar night against the director's wishes. It was so cold that actress Grete Havnesköld, who played Saga, started to cry, the actors playing the vampires had to walk around covered in blood during freezing rain, said freezing rain created a layer of "ice armor" of all of the film equipment and the cold caused the cameras to break down.

* PlayingAgainstType: ''Frostbite'' is the one Swedish film with a target audience above 12 that does not take a turn to be dark and depressing but rather cheerfully shows all the teens meeting either brutal death at the hands of the unholy demons or losing their immortal souls becoming said demons.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, writer Daniel Ojanlatva intended the three storylines in the film to play out separately rather than intercut between each other. That way no one would understand fully the evil plot of the villain until the very end of the film.
6th Feb '14 10:48:23 AM m8e
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The ending.
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then John Was a Vampire]]: The ending.
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