Let the Right One In

Movie • 2008 • Drama  

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Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.
This movie contains 35 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Anonymous
[Spoilers, a little]

Kind of.

Eli is a vampire who murders humans, so that already gives enough pause for some people to say 'yes'.

And if you believe this is a romantic story, then that's where the possibilty ends.

But if you're interested in the deeper aspect, the replacement of her caretaker that ages out of being able to reliably find her victims to feed on, there is another predatory aspect of a 200+ year old woman (we do see her 'real' aged skin for a moment in the film) continually seeking out twelve year old boys to romance into submission so they'll obediently murder for her until they're too old to do so.

I do want to note that her transgender identity is not at the forefront of this at all. Most people don't realize she's trans even after the scene where we see her genitalia. To me, I thought it was just weird vampire lore before someone else mentioned it in a review. Now it makes sense why she kept hinting at not being 'girl' enough to be his girlfriend— I originally thought she was implying that she's too much of a monster to classify as a human girl. Anyways. I'll stop rambling. It's up to you to decide. As a trans person, I don't think she's innately predatory in this because it's understated and her vampirism is what drives her reliance on homicidal servants that could last the average male lifespan.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Abandonment
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Not really. Though an older "male" vampire is paired with a young "girl" vampire and the he commits suicide, thus leaving her on her own.
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Abuse
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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clur
It is revealed that a child bully is bullied by his older brother
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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loganplonski
A child is bullied by other kids.
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Addiction
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Anonymous
There are high school kids (?) smoking cigarettes
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Is there addiction?
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clur
It is implied that a character's father abuses alcohol
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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ElijahSchneider
Cats attack Gina and at 1:17:30 she starts flinging them off, and later falls down the stairs. It’s implied that they’re hurt from the flinging? You don’t see anything besides that though.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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ValVeeta
Cats. They're definitely more angry than sad, but they're still upset.
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Does a cat die?
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ElijahSchneider
Cats attack Gina and at 1:17:30 she starts flinging them off, and later falls down the stairs. It’s implied that they’re hurt from the flinging? You don’t see anything besides that though.
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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 snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Anonymous
Some victims are drugged through a vapor/gas so they will be unconcious before their blood is drained out of them.
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Is there pedophilia?
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sticksandstans
One character is implied to be a pedo/have pedo tendencies but theres nothing shown onscreen or very overtly
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sticksandstans
At the end of the movie the main character is approached by his bullies who intend to hold him underwater for 3 minutes. Hes not held the entire time, and is alright once rescued, but does obviously struggle
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Is rape mentioned?
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sticksandstans
The main character is a bullied child. One incident involves him being hit with a tawse or similar weapon, i cant quite tell
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People are tied by their feet and hanging upside down.

A young boy is held by the throat by another boy while he is whipped with a stick by bullies.

A female character is strapped to a hospital bed.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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Oskar cuts his own hand to make a blood oath with Eli (without knowing Eli’s a vampire)
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Eli drinks human blood.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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csbyron1
A vampire character bursts into flames after asking someone to open the blinds.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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A "man"/vampire's face was burned with acid and there is a close-up shot of the tissue damage. It's grsphic.
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Is there amputation?
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Anonymous
We see some severed limbs but we never see them being removed.
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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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Anonymous
Someone is strung up by their ankles in order to drain their blood.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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DemonDuckofDoom
We don't see the castration itself, but we see the scar.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Eli’s “dad/caretaker” jumps to his death from a hospital window
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Anonymous
There is a threat to cut someone's eye out.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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FishMan
In the beginning of the film, child murder victims are discussed but not shown. A kid is tied up later on to be drained of blood, but his friends intervene before he gets hurt.
[SPOILER]
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At the end of the film, the bullies hold Oskar underwater, but get killed violently by Eli before they could harm Oskar.
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sticksandstans
No, but there is a split-second shot where we see a child characters genitals
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Death
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Older "male" vampire lets the young "female" vampire feed off of him before he commits suicide.
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clur
A once-human now-vampire dies after completing the transformation from human to vampire
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Does someone die?
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sticksandstans
Several people are mauled by a vampire, someone gets lit on fire, a couple people are murdered to have their blood drained, and child murder is discussed
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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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clur
A child runs away from home with a child vampire of his own free will.
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
He's not her father.
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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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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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csbyron1
Vampire, appears human
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Are there clowns?
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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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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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No, but Oskar's regular pants are stuffed in a urinal while he's in his gym clothes. If unsanitary stuff as a whole is a trigger, I figure it'll invoke the same disturbance.
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Does someone vomit?
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Emmyz333
Eli reluctantly eats a candy. The scene cuts to her leaning against a wall, throwing it up as Oskar approaches. You cannot see anything of it, but you can hear it. (41 minutes)
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Is someone eaten?
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sticksandstans
Technically? One of the characters is a vampire and attacks 2 people to drink their blood. Its not incredibly graphic other than blood on her face
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Does someone spit?
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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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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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There are 2 characters who end up in the hospital where a few scenes are filmed in that setting.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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csbyron1
Eli's dad pours acid on his face, mostly implied, though we see him holding it first. Oskar also tries to make a blood pact with Eli and cuts his hand to do so (about one hour in)
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Yes
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Is there misophonia?
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YES!!!! There's an extended scene where 2 characters are vigourously brushing their teeth and the sounds are very loud and potentially triggering. It was for me. It's at roughly 1hr 23min into the movie.

There are squishy slurping noises in some scenes when a vampire character drinks blood or licks it off the floor.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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clur
It is vague, but a vampire character repeatedly reminds a human boy "I'm not a girl." Not only are they not a human girl but also they were born with male genitals. They never discuss this latter point so it's not clear how they feel about that.
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Anonymous
Eli never expressed reason to think they felt this way.
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No, but a character writes a note to another that says "I must be gone and live, or stay and die."
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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csbyron1
Eli cannot eat human food without vomiting.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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2
A character deliberately falls from a window.

Another character asks that the window blinds be opened to let in sunlight knowing they'll burst into flames and die.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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-1
The word "fuck" is used.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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sticksandstans
At one point the main character sees the other's genitals while shes changing but walks away before she notices
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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5
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
Bullies call him "piggy" but it doesn't seem to be related to food or weight.
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csbyron1
(at around 42 mins) Eli asks Oskar if he would still like her if she was not a girl. This is not only a reference to her being a vampire, but to the fact that, in the book, Eli is actually a boy who was castrated at the same time that he was turned into a vampire. This is briefly referenced in a scene (at around 1h 30 mins) where Eli's scarred genitalia is shown.

Late in production, it was decided that Lina Leandersson's voice would be replaced by a darker voice, because the character of Eli was supposed to be an androgynous boy who had been castrated, and Leandersson's voice was considered too delicate and feminine to depict that.

(Source: IMDB)
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Anonymous
There are no POC in this movie.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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clur
Some trans viewers have mixed feelings about the representation of the vampire character's gender, who is amab feminine-presenting (played by a cis girl actress) and identifies as "not a girl."
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Anonymous
They are already a vampire.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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3
Relationships
Yes
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0
Yes. A vampire has the outward appearance of being a preteen girl, but is actually neither young nor a girl. It says its age is 12, but that it's been 12 for a long time. This vampire befriends an actual preteen human boy and they eventually consider themselves boyfriend-girfriend.
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Sex
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csbyron1
A curious Oskar peeks while Eli is changing and sees her crotch.
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Looking at someone change against their consent is at the very least really creepy
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Anonymous
A rather shocking one of a "child" character's genitals.
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Is there bestiality?
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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clur
depends on interpretation
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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csbyron1
Girl drinks blood, we see the aftermath of a man pouring acid on his face, etc
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Does someone drown?
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csbyron1
Oskar is held underwater by a bully but is ultimately saved before he drowns.
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Is there gun violence?
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