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1[[quoteright:350:]] ˛ [[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.˛˛˛!!Tropes:˛˛* 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. ˛* DarkFantasy: Quite a dark take on ''Sleeping Beauty''.˛* 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 heard 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.˛* 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.˛* 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.˛* {{Grimmification}}: Sleeping Beauty is a vampire whose victims are forced to wait as ghosts forever.˛* 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.˛* TimePassesMontage: Waves crashing on rocks after The Soldier is killed signal that a hundred years or so have passed.˛* 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.˛* 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.˛* WoundedGazelleGambit: The Beauty goes into an enchanted sleep to lure victims to rescue her.


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