House of Wax

Movie • 2005 • Drama  

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A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
This movie contains 64 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
185 supporters
Yes
2
No
50
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FinalGirl
There is a good non-wax dog that doesn’t die. There are sleeping puppies shown, but these are either genuine wax or killed off-screen prior to the movie’s events.
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Unanswered Triggers
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kabigon
But a woman gets punched in the face by a man
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Abandonment
Yes
14
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memoirsofaghost
Bo (one of the antagonists) describes how his father killed himself and left him and his brothers when they were younger.
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Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
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7
Abuse
Yes
12
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2
The first 3-4 minutes set the stage for the antagonist. His parents are aggressive and use force to get him into a chair. Blood is shown.
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7
Is someone stalked?
15 supporters
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Yes
43
No
0
Is there domestic violence?
50 supporters
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Yes
41
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0
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michael1969
paiges death (played by paris hilton), does feel like its partially for spectacle (in my opinion, at least)
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Yes
15
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Yes
6
No
27
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SYNILLO
People are saying ‘no’ but I say ‘Yes’ because the definition of gaslighting is manipulating, and Bo ( main antagonist) was manipulative and abusive towards Vincent (Second antagonist)
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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3
Is a child abused?
64 supporters
Yes
54
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10
FinalGirl
The film opens with a child being physically restrained in a chair with yelling occurring. A shot of the child’s wrists bloodied by the restraints is shown.
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Addiction
4
sirius
no more than bo pulling out a cigarette here and there but yeah
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Is there addiction?
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30
Yes
2
No
29
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FinalGirl
Alcohol is consumed, but there is no sign that it is being abused by the individuals drinking it.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
67 supporters
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9
Does a horse die?
52 supporters
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38
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
94 supporters
Yes
48
No
2
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FinalGirl
Yes, there is a scene where a mass site of animal death is discovered. Most of these animals appear to be deer or rams/sheep in various states of decomposition.
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Are animals abused?
109 supporters
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2
No
42
Yes
0
No
40
Yes
54
No
0
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sirius
near the beginning there's a scene of one of the girls falling down a hill, hands landing in a pit of roadkill. it's not too gruesome to me personally but her hands get rlly bloodied.
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Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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0
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6
Are rabbits harmed?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
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7
Does a cat die?
96 supporters
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Yes
0
No
40
Does a pet die?
85 supporters
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Yes
1
No
19
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
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36
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
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Yes
31
No
1
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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0
No
5
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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32
Are there sharks?
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7
Are there bugs?
17 supporters
Yes
42
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1
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FinalGirl
Yes, beetles or roaches of some kind crawl out of a decomposing skull.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
16 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
1
A character is sedated via injection
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Is there pedophilia?
61 supporters
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14
Is someone held under water?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Is rape mentioned?
42 supporters
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0
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12
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
12 supporters
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9
Yes
33
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0
There are quite a few instances of characters being restrained. Once is right at the beginning, the others towards the middle and end.
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Yes
6
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28
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FinalGirl
There is no actual sexual assault, but there are creepy moments that could allude to the threat of it.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
0
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10
Bodily Harm
Yes
41
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0
6
FinalGirl
There are slash / stab wounds made by various knives, but nothing is self-inflicted.
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Yes
9
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0
0
There are some arms that are ripped off of long dead wax bodies

There's also a scene where one characters fingertip is cut off by some pliers
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Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
3
No
1
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michael1969
someone gets decapitated, if you count that
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
1 supporters
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Yes
31
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0
Yes
13
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0
1
A character's head comes off and he still blinks a few times after
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Is there cannibalism?
22 supporters
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0
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34
Yes
0
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18
1
raspberrysys
Crushed by hot wax? But not like crushed by a hard object
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Is someone choked?
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1
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4
Yes
45
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hammy1
While no one is technically alive, we watch as the wax figures melt, seeing their decomposing bodies and bones as they melt. We also see Wade melt too, but him being alive or not at this point is uncertain.
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Yes
5
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19
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GentlyUsedLamp
people are encased in wax alive tho
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Is there body horror?
27 supporters
Yes
12
No
2
1
Lmss
There’s not any ACTUAL body horror like weird shapes, tiny holes, twisting, weird protrusions, etc.
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Is there amputation?
12 supporters
Yes
45
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0
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sirius
a decapitation scene and a finger getting snipped off. not 100% realistic but still could be triggering
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10
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GentlyUsedLamp
A head gets beat in a bit, lots of blood but no brains or skull shown. Old, wax-encased heads are shot and explode and a someone has a metal rod go through their head (in the front out the back)
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Yes
33
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0
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echoevemorrow
Prepare yourself when Wade starts looking at animals in jars. Done with scissors, super quick, at 48 minutes in.

About 5 minutes later, a close-up of the now sutured tendon cut is shown.



During Paige's chase, she ends up on a grave and a knife is sliced up the back of her heel
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Is there a hanging?
21 supporters
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30
Does someone asphyxiate?
15 supporters
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Yes
13
No
1
Yes
0
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28
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SamhainStranger
While teeth are not damaged, they are exposed when someone’s cheek is cut.
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0
Character is sedated to be encased in wax.
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Does someone break a bone?
13 supporters
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Yes
33
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0
Does someone have a seizure?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
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26
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memoirsofaghost
Not really. More like whole body trauma that includes the genitals, but not targeting specifically.
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Yes
51
No
0
7
FinalGirl
The tip of a finger is cut off with a wrench and is shown severed and bleeding profusely.
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Is someone tortured?
54 supporters
Yes
49
No
0
8
SamhainStranger
Someone is encased in wax while they are paralyzed and helpless to stop it.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
3 supporters
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Yes
3
No
15
Does someone fall to their death?
6 supporters
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Yes
27
No
1
Yes
4
No
26
6
GentlyUsedLamp
eyes are shown to melt out of peoples skulls, but the people themselves are long dead
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Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Is there excessive gore?
49 supporters
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Yes
22
No
0
Children
Is an infant abducted?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
0
No
31
5
Cryptid_Crow
The wax babies mentioned in the other comment do not have the bodies of babies inside of them. They are a hollow sculpt of two characters. Thankfully.
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Yes
1
No
19
0
All of the characters are around 18 years old. There is a scene where 2 characters are trying to get intimate in a tent, but the characters seem to be of legal age.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Yes
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8
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Does a major character die?
11 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone die?
9 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
0
No
6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Family
Yes
39
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0
4
hammy1
Carly gets captured by Bo, and is taken down under the gas station and strapped in a chair.
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Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
32
No
1
7
GentlyUsedLamp
There is talk of dead parents, but no known parents die on screen. (spoiler) A possibly pregnant woman dies on screen
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
30
0
raspberrysys
But people talk about being unfaithful
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Yes
7
No
0
0
Not shown, but the villain's mother is dead
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
28 supporters
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Yes
33
No
2
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
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0
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29
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Yes
3
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1
0
Towards the start when they enter the house, holes in the wax can be seen. Periodically, when the wax is focused on, there are small holes.
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Are there razors?
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5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there a shower scene?
5 supporters
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0
No
28
Yes
12
No
0
1
memoirsofaghost
One scene. Partial mannequin. In a pile of roadkill.
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Gross
Yes
0
No
19
1
raspberrysys
Jokes about defecation though
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Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
Yes
38
No
0
4
Callmecakke
Around 1:28:00 the guy is taking arrows from his body and then he throws up
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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7
Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
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0
No
7
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
Yes
35
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0
5
FinalGirl
Yes, there is spitting.
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Is there audio gore?
28 supporters
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Yes
30
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0
Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
0
No
8
0
Not current, but one character was incarnated for theft
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there transphobic slurs?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
8
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there bisexual cheating?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
Yes
39
No
1
5
FinalGirl
Yes, someone is given an injection with a needle.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
Yes
0
No
31
4
GentlyUsedLamp
there is hospital-type equipment in a house and a scene of an ambulance ride
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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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0
No
4
Yes
0
No
31
4
FinalGirl
No, but an already-deceased character is said to have passed due to a cyst in their brain.
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Mental Health
Yes
14
No
2
1
CatGrant
I believe Bo shows signs or certain things happen for me to believe he does, but I'm not sure.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
0
No
30
1
sirius
while there are scars on bo's wrists that could be interpreted as self harm if you dont watch the first 3 minutes (child abuse scene!) but it isnt actually self harm. the scars may remind people of such but it isnt dw
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Is autism misrepresented?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
26
No
2
2
gtovis
It is not outwardly said but Vincent may be mentally ill, he is called a freak and does not speak or interact with people. He is violent and kills people.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
0
Suicide is mentioned
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Is there misophonia?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
15
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Yes
18
No
15
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Cryptid_Crow
There is no body dysmorphia. A character does use a prosthetic, but that does not mean they experience dysmorphia.
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18
Are there anxiety attacks?
17 supporters
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Yes
26
No
0
Yes
27
No
5
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heipos
Pretty sure being encased in wax causes major claustrophobia
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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0
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30
Yes
5
No
17
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GentlyUsedLamp
There are ableist themes and dialogue, but not autism specific. One of the villains seems to be mute, and is implied to be disabled but it's not clear if they are supposed to be autistic
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FinalGirl
A story is told in which a man kills himself via bullet to the head. No flashback imagery is shown of this event.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
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Yes
9
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
30
No
1
6
FinalGirl
Yes. There are scenes from an observer or hand-held camera’s perspective that are shakey/disorienting.
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
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Yes
13
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
23 supporters
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Yes
4
No
22
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are there babies or unborn children?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Yes
29
No
5
8
hearrrtshaped
it's ambiguous but a character dies who thinks she is pregnant
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Yes
3
No
28
7
Cryptid_Crow
****SPOILERS**** Although a Black character does die, they do not die first.
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Yes
9
No
20
8
harleyyy
No slurs, but a character is called gay as an insult
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Yes
0
No
28
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does an LGBT person die?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
7
FinalGirl
A physically-disfigured character is called a “freak” on multiple occasions.
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Are there n-words?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Race
Is there blackface?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Yes
36
No
0
3
sirius
multiple scenes where two of the protags are being sexual. no parts are shown but its a bit excessive imo
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Yes
18
No
0
5
Anonymous
Strip teases, men ogling and sexual remarks are made.
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Are there nude scenes?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Is there bestiality?
45 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
48 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Sexism
Yes
0
No
14
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
0
One character is a disfigured male, only seen briefly.
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Are there end credit scenes?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
16
No
14
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sirius
!!SPOILERS!!
if you're siding with the antags while u watch, it could be seen as sad as they do get killed at the end. interpret that as u will
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Yes
1
No
23
3
GentlyUsedLamp
there's a scene where a car is driven erratically by someone fleeing for their life, the car ends up stuck but not crashed
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
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Yes
17
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
25
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there blood/gore?
30 supporters
Yes
38
No
0
4
AlexBurns87
this entire movie is very disturbing:
[SPOILER ALERTS !!] the killer has a bad home life, people ARE the wax statues, a dude gets his achilles heel cut (this made me cringe so bad), a girl gets a steel pipe through her head.. that isn't as bad as it sounds but still isn't easy to watch by any means
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
0
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22
3
GentlyUsedLamp
people who might be already dead sink into melting wax
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Is there gun violence?
9 supporters
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Yes
28
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0