It Follows

Movie • 2015 • Horror  

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After carefree teenager Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh, for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay's friends don't believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.
This movie contains 40 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there dislocations?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Abandonment
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TBN1994
No but the parents are very purposefully not focused on, they’re distant at best
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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TBN1994
No but only because for whatever reason Jay doesn’t seem to process what Hugh did as abuse
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Is someone stalked?
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roughentumble
Sort of. It's not a human doing the stalking, but the creature does follow the characters wherever they go. It finds them and hunts them down relentlessly, breaking into homes and following them when they go on a beach trip.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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TBN1994
There’s a scene that’s left purposefully ambiguous as to whether Jay has passed the curse onto a group of unknowing men.
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No one intentionally gaslights someone, but someone is not believed, because she can see things others can't. I'm not sure to what degree she doubts her own perception because of this.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Larkinik
Not willingly, but jay is drugged into unconsciousness early on
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Is there addiction?
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CharlieCharlie
Implies underage drinking in multiple scenes.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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AlisonLyon
An ant.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Diabird
An ant in the pool scene at the beginning (very brief and seen from afar).
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Someone is made unconscious by having a drug-soaked cloth pressed against their mouth.
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Is there pedophilia?
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TBN1994
Dragged down rather than held but yes
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Is rape mentioned?
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TBN1994
No but it’s sort of talked around. People who don’t know about the entity ask jay about “what really happened that night?” Assuming she’d been assaulted (which technically she was) and was in denial about it.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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The protagonist gets drugged and then strapped into a wheelchair. She is later released
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Larkinik
Main character is misled for the purposes of sex and drugged afterwards, so can be viewed that way.
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TBN1994
A rag of presumably chloroform or something similar is held over Jay’s face till she loses consciousness
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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CharlieCharlie
The main character is smothered with chloroform. Later she is held in a pool by the monster.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
I think one scene qualifies (about three minutes in to the movie, according to another commenter): We see a dead person whose extremely broken leg (so to speak) has been placed in a sickeningly unnatural angle - bent the opposite way to how a leg normally bends by the knee, toes pointing towards the person's stomach. The way the body is positioned with the bent leg looks absolutely bizarre, and we're definitely meant to be shocked, disturbed and disgusted by the sight.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Diabird
One of the human forms that the creature takes (at 38 mn) has some real fucked up teeth.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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CharlieCharlie
The opening scene shows a dead person with a horribly broken leg.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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lottie727
Leg mutilation early on in the film. Time stamp 3:43 to 3:53.
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CharlieCharlie
Torture imagery when the main character is tied up early in the film. She isn't physically tortured, but shows traumatization from the event.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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groobled
No bleeding or anything of the sort, but some monsters have entirely black eyes that almost look caved in.
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Is someone stabbed?
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hsilsbee
The first death near the beginning is pretty gory. After that, I would say it has an average horror movie level of occasional gore.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Gwendolyn Cox
Teenagers
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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2
Does a non-human character die?
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3
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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roughentumble
The protagonist is knocked out and wakes up bound to a wheelchair at one point. It's not the longest sequence, but it's there.
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Does a parent die?
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roughentumble
The main character's father is dead before the movie begins, his death is mentioned, and (spoilers) the creature shapeshifts into him at the end of the film.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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4
Fear
Are there jump scares?
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4
Is someone possessed?
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groobled
No, but the creature can shapeshift to look like people.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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35
Are there mannequins?
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4
Gross
Yes
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4
Nautilus
The entity takes a form that does this when it breaks into the kitchen.
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Does someone vomit?
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7
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37
5
Y0kale
SAFE!
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Is someone eaten?
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5
Is there on-screen pooping?
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6
Does someone spit?
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6
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iletarwa
There is a farting scene a character does for laughs but it's quick, plus another scene involving pee.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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19
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neoballs
Cops do appear and question the main character. They are not praised or talked about in any negative/positive light, but are on screen for a small amount of time.
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Is there incarceration?
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3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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7
Are there transphobic slurs?
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7
Yes
0
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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5
Yes
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TBN1994
I’m not sure why there were yes votes. There is no cheating in this movie, nobody is in any established relationship beyond jay/Hugh “dating” but that ends quickly
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
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madliv
No, but there is a drawn out scene where characters attempt to lure the evil entity into a pool in an effort to electrocute it. Various electric appliances are plugged into outlets near a pool beforehand. They are thrown in, but no electrical violence occurs.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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35
Is there a mental institution scene?
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37
Yes
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Nautilus
One around the middle of the movie, following a car crash, and one at the end as one character recovers from the events of the climax.
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Is there menstruation?
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3
Does someone have cancer?
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37
Mental Health
Yes
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hsilsbee
Not explicitly, but the main character exhibits several PTSD symptoms throughout the movie, due to the central conceit of the plot.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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5
Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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6
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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17
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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6
Yes
0
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7
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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1
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2
Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
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4
No
10
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cjn2491
It’s one of the last scenes of the movie. A character is reading something out loud with a mouth full of food. It’s very noisy. And there’s no background music to drown it out.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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6
Is there body dysphoria?
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6
Yes
9
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groobled
No. Body dysmorphia is not body horror.
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14
Are there anxiety attacks?
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37
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Yes
5
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22
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hsilsbee
Not exactly, but there are multiple times when characters are trapped for a certain amount of time in one room, and also a near drowning at the end of the film.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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33
Is there autism specific abuse?
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29
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but someone decides to stop running from the killer and sits down to wait for certain death. While waiting, she calls her parents to say she loves them and that she's sorry for sometimes being a dick to them (or the like) - akin to a suicide letter.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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6
No
0
Yes
6
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0
1
TBN1994
In a (fairly large) pool
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Does a baby cry?
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15
Is there shakey cam?
29 supporters
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No
15
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NoahMichael
The sequence in which Jay is bound in a wheelchair could be considered shakey cam, but it was a fairly brief scene.
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Is there screaming?
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4
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0
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hsilsbee
Yes, there is one death scene with strobing lights. (Spoiler.... It's shortly after Jay enters Greg's house)
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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8
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0
Is the fourth wall broken?
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9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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11
Is there childbirth?
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31
Are there abortions?
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31
Are there babies or unborn children?
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11
Does someone miscarry?
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31
Does a pregnant person die?
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29
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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30
Does the black guy die first?
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33
Are there homophobic slurs?
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27
Yes
0
No
30
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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16
Is there hate speech?
23 supporters
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5
Hate speech, no. Dog whistles, yes. The characters have a short discussion about being told never to go south of 8 Mile. Anyone who’s lived in Southeast Michigan will know this as a racist and classist dog whistle of a statement
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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5
Does an LGBT person die?
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0
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39
10
CharlieCharlie
Not language, but in the film the monster is portrayed often as people with "unusual" body types. A very tall man, an elderly woman, and a disheveled woman with possibly bashed in teeth. The fact that these people are supposed to be scarier because they're "abnormal" can have ableist undertones.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
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0
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5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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9
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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3
Yes
1
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3
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TBN1994
It’s never stated or even specualated what “it”’s origin is
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Sex
Yes
67
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0
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NoahMichael
The movie is based around sex as the conduit for "it" and sexual activity is a major theme in the plot and throughout the story.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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2
No
3
Yes
7
No
0
0
a lot of nudity throughout the entire movie
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Is there bestiality?
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6
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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1
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2
0
Anonymous
Some pictures of bondage in a playboy magazine shown very briefly
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TBN1994
It’s not stated but I believe it’s implied paul’s first time is with Jay at the end of the movie
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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1 supporters
Yes
46
No
2
11
g3thaunted
"Relationships" isn't quite right. A mother possessed by "it" rapes/kills her son but it's quick and mostly implied
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Sexism
Yes
0
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8
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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8
Does someone have a chronic illness?
9 supporters
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0
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4
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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0
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4
Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
0
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4
Social
Is someone homeless?
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0
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8
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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0
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4
Are there fat suits?
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Yes
0
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4
Is existentialism debated?
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0
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4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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34
Are there end credit scenes?
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4
Yes
23
No
13
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roughentumble
Ending is ambiguous. I find it hopeful and uplifting and sweet, others might find it to be depressing.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
41
No
0
8
CharlieCharlie
Minor accident is shown. Main character crashes into a mailbox and a corn field. She sustains mild injuries.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Yes
11
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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35
0
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No flying scenes.
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0
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31
6
CarolineMar
No hit by a car, but one of the characters suffers a car accident
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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34
Is there blood/gore?
46 supporters
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48
No
0
4
Nautilus
Gore 3 minutes in of a messed up leg, and right at the climax of the film there's a lot of blood clouding up a swimming pool
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Does someone drown?
13 supporters
Yes
3
No
35
10
SleepyMoony
There is a scene where a person is held under water and there is a threat they might drown
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40
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0
2
futurafree
a lot of it in the last half of the movie
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