Psycho

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When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there decapitation?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there BDSM?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Are there bedbugs?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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clovis
A woman is being watched without her knowledge in one scene.
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momokat
Not explicitly, no, but one of the main characters has a tough and traumatic relationship with a parent.
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jdpamv
The protagonist is brutally murdered for shock value.
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PictoralExtrovert
Yes, the main antagonist off screen is verbally abused by his "mother" and, though not explicitly, acts out against other people because of it.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Gab
Implied child abuse in the past, also Norman’s “mother” berates him through out the film.
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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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?
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clovis
they didn't die during the movie, but there are a lot of stuffed birds.
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Buttonsy
There are taxidermy birds in this movie.
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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 snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Bonehead
It’s minor at the end Norman sees a fly on his hand and says, “I'm not even going to swat that fly… Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly...
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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quinnmoriendi
At the end of the film Norman is restrained by Sam Loomis very briefly.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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A person gets slashed in the face but it is not very gorey.
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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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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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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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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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TreyJ
The detective is slashed in the face and falls backwards down the stairs.
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Gab
Someone is slashed and they fall backwards down stairs. It is unclear which killed them.
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Gab
No eye mutilation at all, there is a corpse that doesn’t have eyes but it is not graphic by any means, it really just looks like a skull with a wig.
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Is someone stabbed?
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RyanS
Pretty infamous part of the movie
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The worst gore in the movie is a dead body and bleeding out.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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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
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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PlatoCrawford
Not shown during the course of the film.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Anonymous
A character's sister is murdered.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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There are tiled shower walls and flooring shown. They are the larger size tiles (4 x 4 inch). You mainly see them during the famous "shower scene" and the clean-up, but after that, not so much.
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Are there razors?
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Anonymous
It does, and a very well known one, in fact! The Icon for Is there a shower scene" on this site is ripped right from this movie.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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During "the shower scene", there's a sound that's meant to portray a knife entering flesh, but it's not realistic or gross sounding, though it still might bother some people when combined with the imagery.
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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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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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The term "transvestite" is used.
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jdpamv
The killer has DID and kills people in their woman (and thus trans) identity.
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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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Erica Lee Berquist
There is the discussion of institutionalizing a mentally ill person.
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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 suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Gab
This is textbook demonization of mentally ill people in film.
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Almeaprea8
This movie is infamous for depicting DID, but made in a time period where it wasn't as understood as it is today. The psychiatrist at the end does an explanation for Norman's condition. IMO it's not negatively depicted- just somewhat outdated in description.
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Is there misophonia?
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PictoralExtrovert
Yes, as the main antagonist dresses in his mothers clothing and acts like her. I don't know if this counts fully as body dysphoria.
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Gab
One could see Norman has having gender dysphoria.
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clownish
norman gets rly scared and breathing heavy at one point (after the shower scene) but it's not a full blown attack or anything
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Buttonsy
It depends on if you find showers claustrophobic.
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Erica Lee Berquist
There's a scene where Marion is eating and Norman compliments her on the fact that she is eating like a bird. I'm not sure if this would trigger someone?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Gab
Never shown on screen, but someone tells a story of someone who commits suicide very briefly. No flashbacks.
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Noxious
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Almeaprea8
Arbogast murder is a jumpscare
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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PictoralExtrovert
Not flashing per se. Nothing to the extent of quick rapid flashing however there are some night driving scenes where the car lights are very bright and move quickly as they pan from the road to the character in the car. Especially in a scene driving at night.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Anonymous
At the end, when Norman stares at the camera. He then started to turn into his mother with scary eyes and a faint image of a skull.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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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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LauraS
A character is incorrectly referred to as a “transvestite” for a brief moment
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Does the black guy die first?
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Buttonsy
No homophobia, but slight transphobia with the use of the outdated term "transvestite".
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SiRenfield
Not “jokes” but this is on the most infamous examples of the killer cross-dresser trope (that might warrant its own category in the future though)
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Is there hate speech?
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clovis
not hate speech per se, but old, outdated terms for mentally ill and transgender people that have negative connotations today.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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PlatoCrawford
The very name of the film is ableist (although it might not have been problematic at the time) and some of the psychology discussed at the end would probably be considered ableist today.
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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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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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Gab
The film opens with people who are in their underwear kissing. We also see someone take a shower, but we do not see any genitalia. Some side boob is the most we see.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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PictoralExtrovert
No, there are no incestuous relationships implied or otherwise in the film. The main antagonist has a strange relationship with his mother but it is not incestuous.
[SPOILERS]
The main antagonist plays his own mother (mentally ill) therefore there is no actual family to be incestuous.
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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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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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clownish
not sad or happy, the film will probably just leave you shocked in a way idk what's sad
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Gab
No but a car is pushed into a lake, and at the end of the film we see the car being towed out covered in mud which could be triggering imagery for someone who is bothered by car crashes.
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PictoralExtrovert
Yes. In a scene while attempting to get a room at the Bates Motel she honks on her horn a couple times to get the attention of the owner in a house up the way.
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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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deniallol
A naked woman is stabbed to death in a shower; no gore, but blood visibly goes down the drain. In the uncut version you see the killer with bloody hands before he cleans them off. A man is slashed across the face.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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