History Film / SnowWhiteATaleOfTerror

12th Feb '17 2:39:05 PM Luigifan
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* AlasPoorVillain: Claudia [[spoiler: dies because she tried to rescue her baby from the fire in the room]]. oh. and really you want punch Lilli in the face for her bitchy attitude towards her stepmother. Holy hell, have you ever seen a WickedStepmother who tried to be nice and motherly to her stepdaughter? Lilli really should have tried to be nicer.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played with, as Will is considered an outcast by the kingdom because [[spoiler: he wouldn't join the Crusaders and so his family were killed in punishment]].

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* AlasPoorVillain: Claudia [[spoiler: dies [[spoiler:dies because she tried to rescue her baby from the fire in the room]]. oh. and really Oh. And really, you want to punch Lilli in the face for her bitchy attitude towards her stepmother. Holy hell, have you ever seen a WickedStepmother who tried to be nice and motherly to her stepdaughter? Lilli really should have tried to be nicer.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played with, as Will is considered an outcast by the kingdom because [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he wouldn't join the Crusaders and so his family were killed in punishment]].



* BadDreams: Will [[spoiler: has nightmares about his family being killed.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Older Lilli's first scene is her wondering what's out in the world beyond her home. Congratulations you get nearly murdered and forced to hide out in the woods with seven outcasts.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight for the first half of the film. Lilli is involved in a cave-in underground and is seen with dirt all over her after they get out, but is perfectly clean the next time we see her. It's implied she washes herself in the stream. Then at the end Claudia cuts her face with a pane of glass.

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* BadDreams: Will [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has nightmares about his family being killed.]]
killed]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Older Lilli's first scene is her wondering what's out in the world beyond her home. Congratulations Congratulations, you get nearly murdered and forced to hide out in the woods with seven outcasts.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight for the first half of the film. Lilli is involved in a cave-in underground and is seen with dirt all over her after they get out, but is perfectly clean the next time we see her. It's implied she washes herself in the stream. Then at the end end, Claudia cuts her face with a pane of glass.



* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Lilli cries for the first time seconds after her mother dies. Later, Claudia's child is born dead. [[spoiler: Claudia later seeks to reverse this, wanting to kill Friedrich to give her child life.]]

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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Lilli cries for the first time seconds after her mother dies. Later, Claudia's child is born dead. [[spoiler: Claudia [[spoiler:Claudia later seeks to reverse this, wanting to kill Friedrich to give her child life.]]



* BrickJoke: A dark example. When discussing Lilli's dress for the ball, Claudia politely asks Lilli's maid to cover her hair. Later on, when she [[spoiler: poisons the soup]] she grabs the maid by the hair and growls "cover your hair!" At the end, when Lilli encounters [[spoiler: the now possessed maid, her hair has been hacked off.]]

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* BrickJoke: A dark example. When discussing Lilli's dress for the ball, Claudia politely asks Lilli's maid to cover her hair. Later on, when she [[spoiler: poisons [[spoiler:poisons the soup]] soup]], she grabs the maid by the hair and growls "cover your hair!" At the end, when Lilli encounters [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the now possessed maid, her hair has been hacked off.]]off]].



* BuyThemOff: Peter's giving money Will and the other miners for their role in protecting Lilli comes across as at least partially an attempt to bribe Will to not pursue Lilli.

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* BuyThemOff: Peter's giving money to Will and the other miners for their role in protecting Lilli comes across as at least partially an attempt to bribe Will to not pursue Lilli.



* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Peter]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Both Lilli and Claudia are deconstructions of the original fairytale characters. Claudia starts out as a loving woman who wants to bond with her new stepdaughter, but Lilli shies away from her and that ends up leading to Claudia's FaceHeelTurn. Also, the miners aren't cheerful dwarves, but outcasts from the kingdom.
* DeconReconSwitch: The first half hour puts the fairytale in a realistic setting and then once Lilli is attacked, plays out normally.

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Peter]]
[[spoiler:Peter.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Both Lilli and Claudia are deconstructions of the original fairytale characters. Claudia starts out as a loving woman who wants to bond with her new stepdaughter, but Lilli shies away from her her, and that ends up leading to Claudia's FaceHeelTurn. Also, the miners aren't cheerful dwarves, but outcasts from the kingdom.
* DeconReconSwitch: The first half hour puts the fairytale in a realistic setting and then then, once Lilli is attacked, plays out normally.
20th Jan '17 8:48:53 PM Mdumas43073
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The film serves to deconstruct both the original fairytale and the kid-friendly one. For the kid-friendly version, themes such as rape, incest, murder and discrimination are introduced into the story and the stepmother is given proper motivation to kill her stepdaughter. And for the original, the "princess" isn't the PuritySue she was and also isn't TooDumbToLive from the attempts to kill her. The film got a limited theatrical release in Europe but went straight to television in America and was well received by critics. Sigourney Weaver earned an Emmy nod for her portrayal of Claudia.

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The film serves to deconstruct both the original fairytale and the kid-friendly one. For the kid-friendly version, themes such as rape, incest, murder and discrimination are introduced into the story and the stepmother is given proper motivation to kill her stepdaughter. And for the original, the "princess" isn't the PuritySue she was and also isn't TooDumbToLive from the attempts to kill her. The film got a limited theatrical release in Europe but went straight to television on Creator/{{Showtime}} in America the U.S. and was well received by critics. Sigourney Weaver earned an Emmy nod for her portrayal of Claudia.
20th Jan '17 8:48:25 PM Mdumas43073
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''Snow White: A Tale of Terror'' is a 1997 adaptation of the [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] fairytale, attempting to take the story back to its gothic and grotesque roots. It stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/MonicaKeena, Gill Bellows and Creator/SamNeill. The film opens with a carriage accident, fatally wounding the pregnant noblewoman Lilliana Hoffman. Her husband Lord Frederich (Neill) is forced to perform a medieval C-section to save the baby girl, who is named Lilliana after her mother. Seven years later, Lilli's father is to marry another woman, Lady Claudia (Weaver). The new stepmother is a nice woman but Lilli does not like her and turns up her nose at any attempts at friendship Claudia makes. Nine years after that, Claudia suffers a miscarriage and is rendered unable to have other children. She becomes convinced that Lilli is her enemy and tries to have her killed. Lilli escapes into the forest and hides out with seven gold miners, outcasts from the kingdom.

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''Snow White: A Tale of Terror'' is a 1997 MadeForTVMovie adaptation of the [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] fairytale, attempting to take the story back to its gothic and grotesque roots. It stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/MonicaKeena, Gill Bellows and Creator/SamNeill.

The film opens with a carriage accident, fatally wounding the pregnant noblewoman Lilliana Hoffman. Her husband Lord Frederich (Neill) is forced to perform a medieval C-section to save the baby girl, who is named Lilliana after her mother. Seven years later, Lilli's father is to marry another woman, Lady Claudia (Weaver). The new stepmother is a nice woman but Lilli does not like her and turns up her nose at any attempts at friendship Claudia makes. Nine years after that, Claudia suffers a miscarriage and is rendered unable to have other children. She becomes convinced that Lilli is her enemy and tries to have her killed. Lilli escapes into the forest and hides out with seven gold miners, outcasts from the kingdom.
18th Nov '16 9:19:02 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Claudia tends to wear black when she is doing witchcraft. The most noteworthy instance, though, is when she is disguised as a crone, especially as she is sitting next to Lilli who is wearing white.
17th Apr '16 8:38:30 AM Zark
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** Realism got thrown out of the window even earlier than that, when Lilli's nanny was killed by supernatural force.
27th Aug '14 3:12:32 PM Brontesaurus
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mostly averted. Claudia forces herself on an injured Friederich as part of a spell. He doesn't seem to mind but it still technically counts as MaritalRape. But it's presented as a sign of Claudia's villainy and provides no Fanservice.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mostly averted. Claudia forces herself on an injured Friederich as part of a spell. He doesn't seem to mind but it still technically counts as MaritalRape.MaritalRapeLicense. But it's presented as a sign of Claudia's villainy and provides no Fanservice.
15th Aug '14 4:05:17 AM Morgenthaler
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''Snow White: A Tale of Terror'' is a 1997 adaptation of the [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] fairytale, attempting to take the story back to its gothic and grotesque roots. It stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver, MonicaKeena, Gill Bellows and Sam Neill. The film opens with a carriage accident, fatally wounding the pregnant noblewoman Lilliana Hoffman. Her husband Lord Frederich (Neill) is forced to perform a medieval C-section to save the baby girl, who is named Lilliana after her mother. Seven years later, Lilli's father is to marry another woman, Lady Claudia (Weaver). The new stepmother is a nice woman but Lilli does not like her and turns up her nose at any attempts at friendship Claudia makes. Nine years after that, Claudia suffers a miscarriage and is rendered unable to have other children. She becomes convinced that Lilli is her enemy and tries to have her killed. Lilli escapes into the forest and hides out with seven gold miners, outcasts from the kingdom.

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''Snow White: A Tale of Terror'' is a 1997 adaptation of the [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] fairytale, attempting to take the story back to its gothic and grotesque roots. It stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver, MonicaKeena, Creator/MonicaKeena, Gill Bellows and Sam Neill.Creator/SamNeill. The film opens with a carriage accident, fatally wounding the pregnant noblewoman Lilliana Hoffman. Her husband Lord Frederich (Neill) is forced to perform a medieval C-section to save the baby girl, who is named Lilliana after her mother. Seven years later, Lilli's father is to marry another woman, Lady Claudia (Weaver). The new stepmother is a nice woman but Lilli does not like her and turns up her nose at any attempts at friendship Claudia makes. Nine years after that, Claudia suffers a miscarriage and is rendered unable to have other children. She becomes convinced that Lilli is her enemy and tries to have her killed. Lilli escapes into the forest and hides out with seven gold miners, outcasts from the kingdom.
29th Apr '14 7:06:50 AM Catbert
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* CreepyRavens: Villainess Claudia's pet and familiar is a raven.



* RavensAndCrows: Claudia's pet and familiar is a raven.
17th Mar '14 2:05:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassWolf: They even have glowing yellow eyes.
13th Feb '14 6:22:03 AM fausto
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* DeadpanSnarker: Claudia gets some zingers. "Brought someone to keep you company" (addressed to an inverted cross when he drags her husband's unconscious body into the Church).

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* DeadpanSnarker: Claudia gets some zingers. "Brought someone to keep you company" (addressed to Jesus on an inverted cross crucifix when he drags her husband's unconscious body into the Church).
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