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[[redirect:Film/{{Frostbite}}]]'''Frostbite''' may refer to:
*"Fanfic.{{Frostbite}}", a ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fanfic
*''Film.{{Frostbite}}'', a 2006 Swedish horror comedy film.
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29th Jan '13 9:06:16 PM erforce
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-->''"Don't worry. This will soon be over. Dawn is... just a month away."''

Written four years before the "30 Days of Night" comic and released a year before the movie, the first Swedish vampire film shows a crazy Nazi-vampire (yes, Nazi-vampire) living up in the 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.

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. It won the grand prize at Fantasporto 2006.
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!!''Frostbite'' provides examples of:
* AnyoneCanDie
* AstridLindgren: Grete Havnesköld who plays Saga started her carrier playing the lead in 2 Astrid Lindgren adaptations.
* Barrier-BustingBlow: The Shape bursts a door, despite it not being locked.
* BlackComedy: Throughout most of the film
* BigBad: The Shape aka [[spoiler: Gerard Beckert]]
* ClassicalMovieVampire: The jock vampire John dresses kind of like Bela Lugosi.
* CircleOfEvil
* CityWithNoName
* CuriosityKilledtheCast: Most of the deaths are caused by this.
* DarkSecret
* DeathGlare: After being turned into a vampire and killing dozens, the brief and hard to notice look on John's face before he notices Saga is in the room is best described as utterly soulless. In a good way.
* DiscretionShot: The worst violence happens offscreen and we only see the aftermath.
* DisappearedDad
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The evil nazi-vampire is dead and his sinister plans have been stoped. The problem? Annika has been turned to a vampire and John, Joel and the other teen vampires spreas the infection beyond possible control of the police. Oh, and there is still several weeks until dawn.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Without spoiling to much, this film takes "Drugs are bad" to a completely new level.
* EnemyRisingBehind: The vampire Joel
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The big bad Nazi-vampire prays for the soul of one of his victims after killing him and is shown visibly distressed for having killed his friend.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Most of the vampires.
* EnforcedMethodActing: This film had in no ways the money to shot the outdoorscenes 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 armour" of all of the film equipment and the cold caused the cameras to break down.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold
* EyeScream: A vampire bites out a girl's eye.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Depending on how you read the ending. One can read it as either that Saga will be turned into a vampire ''or'' that she will live to tell the tale of what happened; Saga is the Norse goddess of storytelling; her name means "the one who sees", alluding to the fact that she will tell others what she saw.]]
* FridgeHorror: The ending and many of the film's underlaying themes about the never ending circle of evil, [[spoiler: the vampire is always replaced by a new vampire who takes his/her place]], and the comments on Nazism in Sweden are not noticed directly but are there.
* Geek: Joel and Robert
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: As already mentioned, the film was more popular in Russia than in Sweden.
* {{Ghostapo}}
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* GreenEyes: With the exeption of Cissi, who is black, ALL of the vampires original eye color was green.
* HauntedCastle: The town hospital is pretty much a haunted castle.
* HunterofHisOwnKind: [[spoiler:Beckert kills the vampires he has created to keep the population under control.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: Maria has little love for her Nazi-vampire father. [[spoiler:Probably it's due to him keeping her in the hospital basement and experimenting on her.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Vega]] is impaled on a garden gnome.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Vampire killed by impalement on garden gnome. Nuff said.
* KickTheDog: After being turned into a vampire, the medical intern Sebastian does not kick the dog, he eats it! Earlier, he takes a bite out of the pet bunny belonging to the brother of his girlfriend.
* KubrickStare: Vegas does while delivering her one line that is not funny or charming, but scary as s**t.
* LargeHam: The Van Helsing of the film, Gerard Beckert, hams it up.
* Leitmotif: **The "Vampire Theme": The main theme of the film. A classical horror theme with diffrent variations for each character because [[spoiler: Every character becomes a vampire at the end]]
** "Saga's Theme": A beautiful piece that is completely diffrent from the brutal main theme because [[spoiler: Saga does not became a vampire at the end]].
* LesbianVampire: Vega shows an intense (and possibly sexual) intererst in Saga.
* LooksLikeOrlok: The Shape, the main villain.
* Lovable Jock: John, until he turns
* MadScientist
* MamaBear: Annika
* Metalhead: Joel and Robert
* NightmareFace: A certain type of the vampires has their face transforming when in "attack-mode". Ironically, this takes away the much creepier human look they have otherwise.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: A twisted version; vampires don't cause the absence of sunlight, but they take advantage of the fact that it's naturally absent for the month.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: When chased by the vampire John, Saga slips on a corpse and this saves her from him.
* NorseMythology: Character named Saga, after the godess of storytelling
* OhCrap
* OnlyOneName: We only get to know the last name of 4 characters.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampirism in the film is caused by a (appearently) demonic virus and there are three diffrent vampires in the film. First, there are the regular vampires who have all the typical vampire traits, pale skin, super streangh, super senses, sleeps in coffins, hurt by garlic and holy objects, no reflextion, orange/yellow eyes that turn red when bloodthirst is awaken. Then there are the modified vampires who are much like the original ones only that they turn rather demonic when attacking their victims. The third kind is the super vampire, which is able to swift in age at will and does not have pale skin or yellow/orange eyes(they do turn red when bloodthirst is awaken) and are able to transform in a completely demonic form which is physically stronger than the other vampires and harder to kill.
* PainttheTownRed: John paints his own house red with his own guests.
* ParodyRetcon: Averted. The film has been accused of this from time to time, but the documents about the film that was sent to the Swedish Film Institute BEFORE the film was made makes it clear it was intended as a horror-comedy from the get go. A reason for this was that the trailers made it seem like a straight horror film, only showing the scary scenes.
* PerkyGoth: Vega again
* 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 eighter brutal death at the hands of the unholy demons or losing their immortal souls becoming said demons.
* PoliceAreUseless: Guns and authority proves useless against vampires, especially when the vampires you are facing rebeling teens.
* Really700YearsOld: The Shape appears to be 60, but must be over 100 years old. Maria looks about 10 but is really about 7080.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some Swedish critics complained that the accent of many of the cast members sounded like typical Swedish northern. Many of the cast members where actually born and raised in Norrland. The actor playing John is from Pajala, a Swedish town famous for being a small town located in far north in the middle of nowhere who of any one should have a heavy accent, talks with such a hardly noticeble accent it's hard to tell if he just added a few streaks for realism.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Before the identity of the head vampire is revealed, in one scene we see his eyes get a streak of red in them for a moment.
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler: Gerard Beckert]] has a scar on his face which he recived when fighting for the nazis.
* ReligionIsMagic: Religious faith is the best weapon against these vamps. Even saying grace before dinner drives them off.
* ScienceIsBad: [[spoiler:Gerard Beckert]] made the uncurable demonic vampire-virus even worse using science.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* SnowMeansDeath
* SpecialEffectFailure: The digital demonic faces some of the vampires get when extra bloodthirsty looks pretty silly, ironic since the traditional make up effects are quite terrifying. Also, at one point you can see wrinkles in the costume the actor playing the Shape wears.
* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:Saga is forced to kill her friend Vega to save herself.]]
* SuperSenses
* TakeOvertheWorld: As simplistic and dull as the villian's motive can get
* TearOffYourFace: In the film's prologe, a nazi platoon find a victim of one of the vampire who has had his face ripped to shreds.
* TeensAreMonsters: Litterary.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The villian [[spoiler:is a professor who wants to create a masterrace of vampires.]]
* TimeshiftedActor: Young Beckert is played by Swedish explotation star Per Löfberg.
* TownwithaDarkSecret
* UndeadChild: Maria
* UnEvilLaugh: The vampire John delivers a demonic laugh. With a helium voice.
* VampireApocalypse: [[spoiler:Basically, the ending.]]
* VampireBitesSuck: The newborn vampire rips up faces and necks, and rips off limbs to get to the blood.
* VampireHunter
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The icicle and snowball, the practical vampire make up, the vampire eyes(well, most of them) and tracking shot in the cabin in the beginning of the film are very impressive considering the film's budget was 3 million dollars, in other words half the budget of The Room.
* WallCrawling: These vampires love climbing on walls.
* WhatAnIdiot: The medical intern Sebastian takes the prize, as he is responsible for most of the deaths in the film after a horrible decision.
* WhatHappenedToMommy: [[spoiler:Saga gets a bad surprise when Annika shows up at the end as a vampire.]]
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-->''"Don't worry. This will soon be over. Dawn is... just a month away."''

Written four years before the "30 Days of Night" comic and released a year before the movie, the first Swedish vampire film shows a crazy Nazi-vampire (yes, Nazi-vampire) living up in the 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.

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. It won the grand prize at Fantasporto 2006.
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!!''Frostbite'' provides examples of:
* AnyoneCanDie
* AstridLindgren: Grete Havnesköld who plays Saga started her carrier playing the lead in 2 Astrid Lindgren adaptations.
* Barrier-BustingBlow: The Shape bursts a door, despite it not being locked.
* BlackComedy: Throughout most of the film
* BigBad: The Shape aka [[spoiler: Gerard Beckert]]
* ClassicalMovieVampire: The jock vampire John dresses kind of like Bela Lugosi.
* CircleOfEvil
* CityWithNoName
* CuriosityKilledtheCast: Most of the deaths are caused by this.
* DarkSecret
* DeathGlare: After being turned into a vampire and killing dozens, the brief and hard to notice look on John's face before he notices Saga is in the room is best described as utterly soulless. In a good way.
* DiscretionShot: The worst violence happens offscreen and we only see the aftermath.
* DisappearedDad
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The evil nazi-vampire is dead and his sinister plans have been stoped. The problem? Annika has been turned to a vampire and John, Joel and the other teen vampires spreas the infection beyond possible control of the police. Oh, and there is still several weeks until dawn.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Without spoiling to much, this film takes "Drugs are bad" to a completely new level.
* EnemyRisingBehind: The vampire Joel
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The big bad Nazi-vampire prays for the soul of one of his victims after killing him and is shown visibly distressed for having killed his friend.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Most of the vampires.
* EnforcedMethodActing: This film had in no ways the money to shot the outdoorscenes 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 armour" of all of the film equipment and the cold caused the cameras to break down.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold
* EyeScream: A vampire bites out a girl's eye.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Depending on how you read the ending. One can read it as either that Saga will be turned into a vampire ''or'' that she will live to tell the tale of what happened; Saga is the Norse goddess of storytelling; her name means "the one who sees", alluding to the fact that she will tell others what she saw.]]
* FridgeHorror: The ending and many of the film's underlaying themes about the never ending circle of evil, [[spoiler: the vampire is always replaced by a new vampire who takes his/her place]], and the comments on Nazism in Sweden are not noticed directly but are there.
* Geek: Joel and Robert
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: As already mentioned, the film was more popular in Russia than in Sweden.
* {{Ghostapo}}
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* GreenEyes: With the exeption of Cissi, who is black, ALL of the vampires original eye color was green.
* HauntedCastle: The town hospital is pretty much a haunted castle.
* HunterofHisOwnKind: [[spoiler:Beckert kills the vampires he has created to keep the population under control.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: Maria has little love for her Nazi-vampire father. [[spoiler:Probably it's due to him keeping her in the hospital basement and experimenting on her.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Vega]] is impaled on a garden gnome.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Vampire killed by impalement on garden gnome. Nuff said.
* KickTheDog: After being turned into a vampire, the medical intern Sebastian does not kick the dog, he eats it! Earlier, he takes a bite out of the pet bunny belonging to the brother of his girlfriend.
* KubrickStare: Vegas does while delivering her one line that is not funny or charming, but scary as s**t.
* LargeHam: The Van Helsing of the film, Gerard Beckert, hams it up.
* Leitmotif: **The "Vampire Theme": The main theme of the film. A classical horror theme with diffrent variations for each character because [[spoiler: Every character becomes a vampire at the end]]
** "Saga's Theme": A beautiful piece that is completely diffrent from the brutal main theme because [[spoiler: Saga does not became a vampire at the end]].
* LesbianVampire: Vega shows an intense (and possibly sexual) intererst in Saga.
* LooksLikeOrlok: The Shape, the main villain.
* Lovable Jock: John, until he turns
* MadScientist
* MamaBear: Annika
* Metalhead: Joel and Robert
* NightmareFace: A certain type of the vampires has their face transforming when in "attack-mode". Ironically, this takes away the much creepier human look they have otherwise.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: A twisted version; vampires don't cause the absence of sunlight, but they take advantage of the fact that it's naturally absent for the month.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: When chased by the vampire John, Saga slips on a corpse and this saves her from him.
* NorseMythology: Character named Saga, after the godess of storytelling
* OhCrap
* OnlyOneName: We only get to know the last name of 4 characters.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampirism in the film is caused by a (appearently) demonic virus and there are three diffrent vampires in the film. First, there are the regular vampires who have all the typical vampire traits, pale skin, super streangh, super senses, sleeps in coffins, hurt by garlic and holy objects, no reflextion, orange/yellow eyes that turn red when bloodthirst is awaken. Then there are the modified vampires who are much like the original ones only that they turn rather demonic when attacking their victims. The third kind is the super vampire, which is able to swift in age at will and does not have pale skin or yellow/orange eyes(they do turn red when bloodthirst is awaken) and are able to transform in a completely demonic form which is physically stronger than the other vampires and harder to kill.
* PainttheTownRed: John paints his own house red with his own guests.
* ParodyRetcon: Averted. The film has been accused of this from time to time, but the documents about the film that was sent to the Swedish Film Institute BEFORE the film was made makes it clear it was intended as a horror-comedy from the get go. A reason for this was that the trailers made it seem like a straight horror film, only showing the scary scenes.
* PerkyGoth: Vega again
* 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 eighter brutal death at the hands of the unholy demons or losing their immortal souls becoming said demons.
* PoliceAreUseless: Guns and authority proves useless against vampires, especially when the vampires you are facing rebeling teens.
* Really700YearsOld: The Shape appears to be 60, but must be over 100 years old. Maria looks about 10 but is really about 7080.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some Swedish critics complained that the accent of many of the cast members sounded like typical Swedish northern. Many of the cast members where actually born and raised in Norrland. The actor playing John is from Pajala, a Swedish town famous for being a small town located in far north in the middle of nowhere who of any one should have a heavy accent, talks with such a hardly noticeble accent it's hard to tell if he just added a few streaks for realism.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Before the identity of the head vampire is revealed, in one scene we see his eyes get a streak of red in them for a moment.
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler: Gerard Beckert]] has a scar on his face which he recived when fighting for the nazis.
* ReligionIsMagic: Religious faith is the best weapon against these vamps. Even saying grace before dinner drives them off.
* ScienceIsBad: [[spoiler:Gerard Beckert]] made the uncurable demonic vampire-virus even worse using science.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* SnowMeansDeath
* SpecialEffectFailure: The digital demonic faces some of the vampires get when extra bloodthirsty looks pretty silly, ironic since the traditional make up effects are quite terrifying. Also, at one point you can see wrinkles in the costume the actor playing the Shape wears.
* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:Saga is forced to kill her friend Vega to save herself.]]
* SuperSenses
* TakeOvertheWorld: As simplistic and dull as the villian's motive can get
* TearOffYourFace: In the film's prologe, a nazi platoon find a victim of one of the vampire who has had his face ripped to shreds.
* TeensAreMonsters: Litterary.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The villian [[spoiler:is a professor who wants to create a masterrace of vampires.]]
* TimeshiftedActor: Young Beckert is played by Swedish explotation star Per Löfberg.
* TownwithaDarkSecret
* UndeadChild: Maria
* UnEvilLaugh: The vampire John delivers a demonic laugh. With a helium voice.
* VampireApocalypse: [[spoiler:Basically, the ending.]]
* VampireBitesSuck: The newborn vampire rips up faces and necks, and rips off limbs to get to the blood.
* VampireHunter
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The icicle and snowball, the practical vampire make up, the vampire eyes(well, most of them) and tracking shot in the cabin in the beginning of the film are very impressive considering the film's budget was 3 million dollars, in other words half the budget of The Room.
* WallCrawling: These vampires love climbing on walls.
* WhatAnIdiot: The medical intern Sebastian takes the prize, as he is responsible for most of the deaths in the film after a horrible decision.
* WhatHappenedToMommy: [[spoiler:Saga gets a bad surprise when Annika shows up at the end as a vampire.]]
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Vega]] is impaled on a garden gnome.
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* CircleOfEvil
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* CityWithNoName
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some Swedish critics complained that the accent of many of the cast members sounded like typical Swedish northern. Many of the cast members where actually born and raised in Norrland. The actor playing John is from Pajala, a Swedish town famous for being a small town located in far north in the middle of nowhere who of any one should have a heavy accent, talks with such a hardly noticeble accent it's hard to tell if he just added a few streaks for realism.
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* OhCrap
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* ParodyRetcon: Averted. The film has been accused of this from time to time, but the documents about the film that was sent to the Swedish Film Institute BEFORE the film was made makes it clear it was intended as a horror-comedy from the get go. A reason for this was that the trailers made it seem like a straight horror film, only showing the scary scenes.
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* OnlyOneName: We only get to know the last name of 4 characters.
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