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* DarkFantasy: Quite a dark take on ''Sleeping Beauty''.



* TheDulcineaEffect: Presumably the reason so many men keep going to wake this woman they've never heart of.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Presumably the reason so many men keep going to wake this woman they've never heart heard of.


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* FlowerMotifs:
** The Beauty's headdress has red roses on it, which symbolises lust and the blood of Christ.
** The Boy gives her a white rose, which symbolises virtue and chastity.
** The white rose turns black at the end, which has long been associated with death and dark magic.
* ForcedToWatch: It's implied the ghosts of The Beauty's victims have to watch her first devouring them, and then luring in a new one.


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* {{Grimmification}}: Sleeping Beauty is a vampire whose victims are forced to wait as ghosts forever.


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* TimePassesMontage: Waves crashing on rocks after The Soldier is killed signal that a hundred years or so have passed.


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* WhatNowEnding: Unable to feed on The Boy, The Beauty can only sit and wonder what to do now as his rose turns black in her hands.


''Scríos'' is a 2019 ShortFilm produced by ''No [=WiFi=]''. It is written by Bobby Calloway and directed by Rian Mahood-Gallagher.

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''Scríos'' is a 2019 ShortFilm produced by ''No [=WiFi=]''. It is written by Bobby Calloway and directed by Rian Mahood-Gallagher.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Perhaps Sleeping Beauty was asleep for a reason?]]

''Scríos'' is a 2019 ShortFilm produced by ''No [=WiFi=]''. It is written by Bobby Calloway and directed by Rian Mahood-Gallagher.

Hidden away in the ruins of a castle lies a beautiful lady. Possibly a princess? She lies in a seemingly enchanted sleep. And when a young soldier comes to wake her, she seems grateful. Or is she?

The film is InspiredBy the short story ''The Lady In The House of Love'' by Angela Carter.


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* AssholeVictim: WordOfGod is that The Knight and The Soldier saw The Beauty as a trophy wife and sex object respectively.
* BlackCloak: Both The Knight and another former victim are shown wearing them.
* ChromaticArrangement: The Soldier wears red, The Beauty wears a purple substituting blue and The Boy wears green.
* DanceOfRomance: Between The Beauty and The Boy.
* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: The Soldier finds his. After he's discovered The Beauty eating his heart.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Presumably the reason so many men keep going to wake this woman they've never heart of.
* FairyTaleMotifs: ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' features prominently here. Likewise The Soldier presents The Beauty with a necklace, while The Boy gives her a flower which is straight out of the original ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'' - where Beauty's sisters ask for expensive jewels and Beauty asks for a rose.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: The Beauty wears a gorgeous purple gown, showing her as graceful and feminine.
* GreenAndMean: Inverted. The Boy wears green and he's a NiceGuy.
* HairDecorations: The Beauty wears a headdress with flowers and a black hairnet.
* HufflepuffHouse: Among the former victims include a long haired man in a black cape, who never gets any focus or attention.
* IAmAHumanitarian: The Beauty appears to eat people's hearts.
* InTheHood: The Knight wears a cloak with the hood up.
* MildlyMilitary: Used to show The Boy's youth and naivety.
* MoralityPet: The Boy functions as this for The Beauty.
* NoNameGiven: Everyone is credited as The Beauty, The Soldier, The Knight, The Boy etc.
* OnlyThePureOfHeart: The Boy is allowed to survive because of his purity.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: She appears to be a DaywalkingVampire that goes into a long sleep - waking only to feed.
* PurpleIsPowerful: The Beauty's purple gown also signifies she's not a DamselInDistress.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Given that the victims include a medieval knight, The Beauty has to be at least a thousand years old.
* RuleOfThree: We see three potential victims of The Beauty.
* ShirtlessScene: The Knight is shirtless in the flashback to him being bitten.
* SinisterSilhouettes: The flashback to The Knight being bitten is shot this way.
* SomethingAboutARose: The Boy brings a white rose to give to The Beauty.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the Angela Carter story, the vampire died at the end and the soldier she couldn't feed on was said to die in the war. Neither die in this.
* TheThreeFacesOfAdam: The Boy is the Hunter, The Soldier is the Prophet and The Knight is the Lord.
* TheTragicRose: The white rose given to The Beauty turns black in the end.
* VirginPower: A male example. The Boy in the original story was a virgin, and his purity made the vampire unable to feed on him.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: The Beauty appears to be charmed by The Boy and lets him go, unable to feed on him.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: The Beauty goes into an enchanted sleep to lure victims to rescue her.

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