ParaNorman

Movie • 2012 • Adventure  

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In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock can speak to the dead, but no one other than his eccentric new friend believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's eccentric uncle tells him of a ritual he must perform to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch centuries ago.
This movie contains 34 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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You don't see the dog but there is a ghost of a dog that got hit by a car
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there body horror?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
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jdpamv
Debatable whether Aggie forgives the people who got her sentenced to death (pretty much out of discrimination) but Norman does forgive his verbally abusive father.
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Is someone stalked?
17 supporters
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Jadespade
A middle-aged man who seems to be raving mad is seen stalking Norman. (SPOILERS: the stalker means no harm, he is just intensely trying to warn him.)
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Is there domestic violence?
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jdpamv
Not in the traditional sense but sort of. A girl suspected of witchcraft was sentenced to death and her spirit resurrects the court who killed her to get attacked and tortured by the townsfolk as zombies. The protagonist calls her out on this and she is distraught. She’s redeemed by the end of the film, if nothing else.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
69 supporters
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Jadespade
A child was sentenced to death. Norman's father speaks abusively to him throughout the movie, though he stops in the end.
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Addiction
2
Jadespade
Someone is seen taking pills. They could be prescribed, but it's uncertain. In the beginning we see a hippie ghost that is implied to be high.
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Is there addiction?
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Jadespade
Whether it's abused is unclear, but we do see drunk people stumbling out of a bar.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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jdpamv
Horse ghost briefly seen.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
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Jadespade
A dead raccoon is shown. The main character interacts with its ghost.
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Are animals abused?
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Duck
the ghost of a dead dog is seen, he appears to be content but also clearly run over.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
85 supporters
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A pet died before the movie and is mentioned (and the ghost is shown)
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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 sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Duck
yes, a slug in a mannequin and a sudden swarm jumpscare that wriggles out of a teddy bear and swarms the main character. avoid 32:40 to 33:00 if you are triggered by swarms.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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aggie is in hand cuffs at her trial and norman has a noose put around his neck (as part of a school play) and trips over it
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There is a scene where four people stand in front of the townspeople and to show that they support Norman by holding his hand. The last guy, instead of grabbing Norman’s sisters hand, he grabs her but. Not shown though and very brief
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Jadespade
We see a man struggle to breathe before dying. It's portrayed as dark humor.
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Is there cannibalism?
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Every indication is that the zombies are not cannibals.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Duck
no, but there is talk that a mob "smoke them out"
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Jadespade
Some zombies lose their limbs? They can be reattached, however.
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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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Jadespade
It's heavily implied that a little girl was hanged.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Some of the zombies appear to be missing teeth.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Duck
there are some references to minor toe/finger injuries, such as stubbing, but nothing serious
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Jadespade
Almost, but no one dies.
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Jadespade
Some people get poked in the eye by a finger, but no actual mutilation.
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cheezedoodlezz1020
it's rated pg, but some moments could upset you if you are particularly squeamish, a character has gets stuck under a corpse and the zombies can be pretty nasty
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Children
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
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Jadespade
SPOILERS: The witch was a little girl who was sentenced to death.
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jdpamv
A teenage girl is sexualized by another minor.
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Death
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xScaredyCat
Yes, the zombies move onto the afterlife and there are various dead animals (None of them are killed on screen, they were dead already)
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Does someone die?
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xScaredyCat
The crazy old man (Norman's uncle) dies at the beginning of the movie. You see his ghost wandering around and Norman handling his corpse.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
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Jadespade
The main character's grandma is dead but he talks with her ghost.
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Does someone cheat?
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Duck
a teddy bear is set on fire
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xScaredyCat
Norman's grandma is dead. His uncle dies in the movie.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
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Jadespade
Plenty of jumpscares. Not sure why people are saying no.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Jadespade
Entire movie revolves around a kid who can see ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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notgoingtoaddcomments
A character says they have wet themself but it's not shown.
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Duck
no but there is other gross humor, like nose picking.
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Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
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Burgerkingcomputers
Lots of gross squishing sounds
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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5
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jdpamv
There’s a joke about police brutality but it’s satirical rather than glamorizing.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Yes
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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12
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
25 supporters
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4
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1
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FlyingFluffyWolf
People chew/smack throughout the film, especially in the beginning when Norman crunches popcorn, and later when Neil chews/smacks cheese puffs
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Neil says "kill me now" in the car with courtney and neil's older brother
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Jadespade
Some scenes can be a bit claustrophobic.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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5
Yes
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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3
Is there shakey cam?
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7
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Burgerkingcomputers
A little bit of flickering from a flashlight around 30 mins
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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3
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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3
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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3
Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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10
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
28 supporters
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10
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4
6
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There is an overweight kid that briefly talks about getting bullied for being fat
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Does the black guy die first?
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1
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Sandphin
The dad does say "limp-wristed" as an insult towards the beginning of the film.
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Jadespade
It's lampshaded when a student asks why the witch always has to have a long nose and other anti-Semitic stereotypes.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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jdpamv
A girl was executed for performing witchcraft and the overall treatment of her and Norman’s power is akin to discrimination. The writer and co-director is gay so it’s impossible that he based these elements on discrimination he has faced or witnessed.
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14
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Lynxwithaharpn
There is a character who's mentioned to be gay at the very end of the film. He's put in danger several times, but survives.
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Jadespade
While Norman is actually able to see the dead, the way his dad, his sister, and the rest of the town treat him is strongly reminiscent of ableism against those who suffer hallucinations/delusions.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Yes
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3
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SiRenfield
A young boy has a one-sided crush on a teenage girl albeit she indicates numerous times that he’s not into him
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Sex
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9
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Lynxwithaharpn
No, but there are a fair amount of sexual jokes/innuendo.
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3
alvin is very lustful over courtney, it's implied he touches her butt during the scene they all hold hands together at the steps of the town hall. courtney is also lustful over neil's older brother
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Yes
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3
0
No but an older teen male is shown shirtless with a towel around his waist.
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Is there bestiality?
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3
Is there BDSM?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
Yes
1
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11
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midwestrogen
there's a joke in the film that makes it seem like norman's dead uncle is making out with him. very uncomfortable but brief
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Sexism
Yes
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3
Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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3
Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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3
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
9 supporters
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15
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1
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Jadespade
There are repeated car crashes throughout, but no one is actually hurt.
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high speed car, trying to get away from zombies. you can anticipate it and skip this part and you won't miss any major plot line
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Does a plane crash?
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Yes
11
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2
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A zombie is hit by a car halfway through the movie
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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11
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
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2
No
7
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Jadespade
A little bit in the beginning when a woman steps on some brains, but that sequence turns out to be part of a movie.
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Does someone drown?
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There is a brief scene of a television when someone is firing automatic weapon. Right after that you see a woman loading a gun. She later shoots a zombie and another woman fires a gun as well
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