Incoherent narration, hauntology and the liminal status of female vampire in Swedish films "Frostbite" and "Let the right one in"

Sebastian Jakub Konefał


This text is an attempt to analyze selected elements of the incoherent narration in the first contemporary vampire movie from Sweden. Frostbite (directed by Anders Banke, 2006) is an image that reinterprets classical horror figures in various ways. The authors of the script use visual patterns from films and horror novels, intriguingly linking them with social criticism and a feminist perspective. The incoherent models of the narration may also be found in such strategies as mixing serious topics with comedy and dyschronic presentation of elements related to the plot’s time. By using these types of strategies the Swedish horror can be read as an attempt to create a hauntological reflection on the liminal status of vampires in postmodern fiction or even more general meditation on the spectral status of modern audiovisual media.
Author Sebastian Jakub Konefał (FL / ICS)
Sebastian Jakub Konefał,,
- Institute of Culture Studies
Journal seriesPanoptikum, ISSN 1730-7775, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2018
No19 (26)
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in EnglishSwedish cinema, horror, vampires, hauntology, parabasis, Swedish vampire movies, Nordic horrors, incoherent narration
Languagepl polski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)7
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 7.0, ArticleFromJournal
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