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Film / Jack Frost (1997)

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Tommy: I said, who's there?
[Jack Frost hits Tommy, and enters the house]
Jack Frost: Well it ain't fucking Frosty!

Jack Frost is a Slasher Movie duology about a serial killer (Scott MacDonald) who gets mutated into a snowman. Both films are campy direct-to-video efforts, but the first one is better known due to sharing its name with a family film with a similar plot.

It was given the RiffTrax treatment in December 2017.

This film has examples of:

  • Abusive Parent: Hinted at with Jill and Billy's dad.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Invoked. The rape scene in the first film wasn't originally intended to be this; it was meant to just be Jack Frost smashing Jill into the wall until she died. But when the movie got into the editing phase, the editor told the director, "You know what this looks like, don't you?", due to the shot of the carrot floating to the surface of the water earlier in the scene, as well as Jack's carrot nose not being on his face during the scene. Rather than re-shoot the whole scene (which was difficult to achieve as it was), the director went with it, and quickly shot a few shots of Jack Frost making bad sex puns after Jill's death for continuity.
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  • Antagonist Title: The protagonist is Sam.
  • Arch-Enemy: Sam Tiler has Jack Frost, a Serial Killer he captured who returned as a snowman for revenge.
  • Attack of the Killer Whatever: Attack of the Mutant Killer Snowman.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jack Frost is very homicidal and deranged, especially in his methods of killing.
  • Big Bad: Jack Frost, Serial Killer turned snowman.
  • Black Bra and Panties: Jill is shown to be wearing some before getting in the back.
  • Black Comedy Rape: By a snowman.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Jill, after being raped, indicating it was probably fatal.
  • Camp: It is a movie about a Serial Killer turned mutant killer snowman who gets killed by antifreeze-laced oatmeal, and who kills people while making tons of snowman-related (and several not-remotely-snowman-related) puns.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Ryan's oats, that he laced with anti-freeze.
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  • Clueless Deputy: Joe, though none of the police force is particularly competent.
  • Covers Always Lie: Yeah, Jack Frost looks NOTHING like he does in the poster you see here. But he’s still scary.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The titular Jack Frost, as well as Chris and Marla.
  • DVD Bonus Content: The original DVD release had none, but the 2016 20th anniversary Blu-ray/DVD set includes an audio commentary with the director Michael Cooney, an interview with Scott MacDonald (Jack Frost), and an interview with director of photography Dean Lent.
  • The End... Or Is It?: As our heroes bury what's left of Ol' Jack, little do they realize that the antifreeze of which Jack is now a part is bubbling...
  • Good Shepherd: The local priest helps gather people safely for an announcement.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The CIA Agent is openly antagonistic at the beginning but begins to work with Sam once he realizes how dangerous Jack Frost is.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: Christmas.
  • Kick the Dog: Jack Frost raping a teenage girl to death with his carrot.
  • Laughably Evil: Jack Frost is a twisted and sadistic monster who can be funny in his lines.
  • Lethal Chef: It turns out Ryan put antifreeze in the oatmeal because he didn't want it to go cold. Fortunately Sam doesn't eat any before realizing it can be used against Jack.
  • Mad Scientist: Stone, the scientist who created the acid that caused Jack to turn into a snowman in the first place.
  • Monster Misogyny: The female characters' deaths are a lot more more brutal than those of the male victims, including one getting raped to death.
  • No Mere Windmill: Paul running around town knocking off snowmen heads is initially viewed as him going crazy but he really did see a snowman kill someone.
  • Off with His Head!: After the bully Billy mocks Ryan's supposed snowman (actually Jack Frost), he knocks its head off. Jack answers by arranging a sledding accident, that takes off Billy's head.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jack, just before he has his fateful accident.
  • Our Souls Are Different: Discussed in regards to Jack becoming a snowman. Agent Stone claims that this proves the soul exists as a chemical.
  • Pungeon Master: Jack overflows with Snowman puns.
  • Saved by a Terrible Performance: Putting antifreeze in oatmeal is not a smart thing to do, but it does at least stop Jack from killing them by melting him.
  • Sequel Hook: Jack bubbling in the antifreeze, buried in the ground.
  • Serial Killer: Jack himself, even before becoming a snowman.
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  • Snowlems: Jack is Type III; a monster snowman.
  • The Sociopath: Jack Frost, a Serial Killer who doesn't let being turned into a snowman stop him from murdering and raping.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: All over the place, with the bathtub scene being a prime example.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A serial killer named Jack Frost becomes An Ice Person.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Tommy making a snow-woman with large breasts for a snowman contest, then his crush/girlfriend Jill walks up to flirt with him, and comments on the Snowman and its breasts, with Tommy quickly and abruptly saying that isn't supposed to be her.
  • Tear Off Your Face: Jack does this to Agent Manners by growing icile fangs and eating it.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Ryan. Anyone who puts antifreeze in oatmeal qualifies for this trope. Justified, as he is a kid.
  • Twisted Christmas: Suffice it to say, a killer snowman going on a murder spree should put a damper on the holidays.
  • Wall Bang Her: The aforementioned rape scene.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jack's still functioning severed snow arm tries to choke Ryan to death in the climax.

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman has examples of: