Fridge / Hotel Transylvania

Fridge Brilliance

  • OK, so how did the book Martha wrote survive both the fire and 118 years of existence? (No acid-free paper back then.) Both are answered simply that it was locked in a safe. Martha locked it away, intending to open the safe and retrieve the book from the airtight safe when Mavis reached her 118th birthday. After the fire, Dracula went back to see if there was anything salvageable and found the safe with the book inside. Either vampires have a magic that allows them to unlock things or he just knew the combination.
    • The book might have been made out of cotton rag paper, wood pulp paper with acid appeared only in the late 19th century.
    • Thousands of books have survived from that time. It's fairly common.
  • This isn't the first time Dracula is more resistant to sunlight than other vampires.
  • Dracula's Control Freak tendencies make sense when you consider the fact that one of the traits of a classical vampire is OCD (specifically, one of the ways to deter a vampire was to scatter rice/poppy seeds, and the vampire would be compelled to count them before it could move on).
  • Dracula singing "Grow Old with Me" seems like a strange Adam Sandler Shout-Out , but it makes sense when one realizes that he is accepting Johnny despite the fact that his is human, and will eventually grow old.
  • Quasimodo was supposed to represent people who are considered monsters and are never given a chance because of their looks and is not really a monster at heart, but in that film where all stereotypically "evil" and scary monsters are nice and decent folks, who would do for a more ironic personality flip along with the others than Quasimodo himself?

Fridge Horror

  • "You only zing once!" Is the reason why Dracula finally goes after Johnny. Fridge Horror kicks in when you realise that since he already zinged, and presumably lives forever, he's doomed to a literal eternity of loneliness. Explains a lot about both his hatred of humans and his rabid protectiveness of Mavis. Welp, that's YOZO for dummies!!
    • On the concept of zinging, what if you zing with someone who turns out to be a horrible person?
      • Since zinging is based on the person you are supposed to be with, you can't zing with somebody who you won't like. However, there's still the possibility of changing over the years, or missing out on the person for one reason or another.
  • You know what this troper just realized? What almost broke my brain? Mavis is 118 years old. Johnny is presumably around 20-something. Even though, Mavis looks and acts like a normal human teenager, it's still a bit squicky for him to be dating someone who is old enough to be his great-great grandmother.
    • On that note, it is basically implied at two or three points through out the film that Johnny is going to become a vampire in order to stay with Mavis, this may be a case of getting crap past the radar....
    • The mental-but-not-physical age gap is part of almost all vampire stories involving romance (or even those just involving sex, or allure or whatever). It's just we're used to seeing it played with the vampire male and the human female. It doesn't make it less squicky but it's no more squicky than central romances in Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carmilla the Series, The Vampire Diaries...
  • One related to the game on the Nintendo 3DS: Why the hell are the hotel staff and monsters attacking Mavis? Worse yet, this can even happen in plain sight of her own father and friends, and none of them would lift a finger to help you.
  • Wanda's pregnancy becomes terrifying when you realize the fact she's a werewolf and she isn't having just one baby - she's having a litter.

Fridge Logic

  • The guests at the hotel hate humans and freak out over the appearance of one. So what is The Hunchback of Notre Dame or the Invisible Man doing there?
    • Odds are Griffin and Quasi are just as ostracized by normal people as the monsters are, and are thus exceptions to the rule.
    • Alternatively, "Monsters" could be a catch-all term for anyone or anything who can't live in human society.
    • While Griffin is still somewhat supernatural creature, Quasimodo is human all right. I always considered it as a subtle Humans Are the Real Monsters hint, which fits with story theme.
    • Quasimodo might have been a human back in fifteenth century (we are not given any information about the origins of monsters), but since he is alive in 2012, he is obviously not one anymore.
  • Why do contact lenses block hypnotism but windshields don't?
    • Possibly because contact lenses directly touch the eyes whereas windshields don't.
    • Actually, it's probably because contact lenses are corrective lenses, they refract and change light to correct poor vision. The hypnosis probably uses light to work so it gets messed up by the contacts. Glasses might have a similar issue.
  • Why are Dracula and Quasimodo the only ones with accents?