Sinister

Movie • 2012 • Horror  

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Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
This movie contains 53 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
Yes
3
No
48
6
A (Rottweiler?) appears out of nowhere and Ellison threatens to bash his head in if he came at him, but nothing happens.
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
Yes
1
No
2
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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0
No
10
Yes
6
No
1
0
There is footage of a family being killed, the family has a dog, who is spared.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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0
No
7
Yes
0
No
5
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
Yes
37
No
1
3
The demon stalks several people/children in this movie
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9
Anonymous
I think a child killing her entire family is considered domestic violence. XD
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
50 supporters
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0
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5
0
Anonymous
Spoiler:
The evil spirit that possess the children convince them to kill their families, so technically they are abused but also abuse others
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Yes
26
No
9
2
leh
The main character experiences strange things, but pretty much everyone believes him. The man's wife is extremely concerned about their children and how the strange things are affecting the kids, and they argue about it. The man lies to his wife about the fact that they are living in a former crime scene
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Is someone abused with a belt?
12 supporters
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0
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4
Is a child abused?
75 supporters
Yes
12
No
20
3
The_Greedy_Worm
In one of the Snuff films, a young boy is killed. the scene is blurry and in the background as the camera focuses on the main character watching the film.
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Addiction
2
Harmalite
The characters discuss how the killer in the taped drugged victims before killing them
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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Yes
14
No
18
Yes
44
No
3
5
hengi
The main character starts drinking a lot of alcohol and it is mentioned by his wife
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
78 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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Yes
0
No
36
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
Yes
46
No
5
10
AnimalLover90
Ellison (the father) purposefully drops a box on top of a scorpion he sees in the attic. It shows something that looks like smushed scorpion when he lifts up the box. But it happens very quickly and is obviously not real (you're not allowed to hurt animals or insects or spiders/scorpions for any reason in film anymore THANK GOD).
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
Yes
3
No
33
13
pnw_gelfling
A chihuhua is very, very scared and defensive around 33 minutes in. It is trying to protect its owners from a violent person. It may not disturb others, but it disturbed me!!
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Yes
0
No
36
Yes
25
No
9
4
AnimalLover90
They show the aftermath of Ellison dropping the box on the scorpion.
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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Yes
3
No
4
Are rabbits harmed?
42 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does a cat die?
111 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Does a pet die?
97 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
36
Are there spiders?
32 supporters
Yes
9
No
32
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AnimalLover90
Scorpions yes, but I JUST watched it and I don't remember spiders specifically...
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
1 supporters
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0
No
7
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
Yes
41
No
3
3
When the husband goes into the attic he overturns a box with a snake inside
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Are there sharks?
6 supporters
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0
No
6
Are there bugs?
20 supporters
Yes
30
No
3
5
Scorpion (not a bug) but still really creepy, and it gets squashed semi-graphically
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
Yes
13
No
1
2
The families are drugged before they're murdered
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Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
13
No
0
2
Rouxgaroux
And entire family is drowned after duct taped to lawn chairs and weighted, then thrown into a pool.
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Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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0
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7
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
23
No
0
3
amwhite91
Multiple people are tied up with rope or duct tape
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
122 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Yes
5
No
0
0
In a lot of scenes characters have their mouths taped shut with duct tape
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Yes
0
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7
Bodily Harm
Yes
40
No
4
4
Several throats are cut, including a child’s in one of the snuff films.
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Are any hands damaged?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Does someone struggle to breathe?
21 supporters
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Yes
31
No
3
Is there decapitation?
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Yes
5
No
2
Is there cannibalism?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is someone choked?
13 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
0
Raeann
A family is slowly hung
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Yes
50
No
0
8
Gemm
A family is locked in a car and burned alive. It happens in one of the snuff films
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Is someone buried alive?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
28
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
4
No
5
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
Yes
12
No
15
5
AnimalLover90
One family is dismembered. And another is run over by a lawn mower and put into garbage bags.
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Yes
18
No
15
6
AnimalLover90
A man's head gets lawn mowered.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
Yes
49
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0
6
The title sequence is a drawn out hanging of four people, it stops when they all die. No audio.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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Yes
7
No
4
Are any teeth damaged?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
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33
Does someone become unconscious?
4 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
29
Yes
8
No
23
2
Demoarty
Underaged boy suffers from nightterror, they are not seizures but look a bit alike in the movie. Boy shakes and screams uncontrollably.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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0
No
23
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
34 supporters
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0
No
29
Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
Yes
40
No
5
6
Harmalite
Families on the films are heavily drugged before being brutally murdered. Kind of hard to watch.
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Yes
12
No
1
1
amwhite91
A character falls down an attic ladder
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Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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0
No
28
Is there eye mutilation?
67 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there excessive gore?
61 supporters
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Yes
18
No
6
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
48
No
0
5
user13210
Lots of kids die. Some of them are killers too.
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Is a minor sexualized?
67 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Death
0
Spoilers: the children sacrifice their families and themselves to Bughuul
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Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
0
No
5
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Family
Yes
39
No
0
7
Harmalite
Kids in cases go missing.
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
Yes
48
No
0
6
In all of the snuff films, the kids kill their parents. Aaaand (spoilers) you can guess what happens at the end..
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
Yes
54
No
0
8
The first big scare happens at like the 24 minute mark. When you see a box in a doorway.
Most of the movie is really tame jumpscare wise. Mostly loud bangs and characters popping in suddenly.
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Yes
43
No
0
2
leh
The movie is about a demon who possesses and steals children
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
37
No
1
2
The children that were stolen appear ghostlike, in that the Ellison can’t see them or hear them at first.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
2
No
31
3
AnimalLover90
The scary character in the movie, kind of looks like a cross between a clown and The Undertaker (wrestler) with a mask on his face that's painted but there are only eye holes.
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there razors?
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9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there a shower scene?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
Yes
5
No
32
5
Smorgasbord
The main character is frequently seen drinking and watching disturbing videos, but he never gets ill from either. There is foaming at the mouth at the end of the movie. Not terribly graphic. You can see it coming and it's easy to look away.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
5
No
20
4
(Spoilers) Later in the film, a character gets poisoned and froths at the mouth.
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Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
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Yes
24
No
0
Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
Yes
9
No
8
1
hanzabananza
Debatable. Deputy So&So is shown to be supplying classified information to the main character about previous murder victims
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Are needles/syringes used?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Is there a mental institution scene?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Does someone self harm?
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49 supporters
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Yes
0
No
35
Is autism misrepresented?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is a mentally ill person violent?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
12
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does someone have a meltdown?
7 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
18
No
1
6
The.Shape.1978
I think it’s worth mentioning that some of the music playing on loop during the films is very overstimulating (to the point where it felt like it was beating into my head-)
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Yes
0
No
19
Yes
36
No
0
5
Harmalite
The son has night terrors
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Yes
15
No
14
6
leh
People are shown bound and gagged inside cars, or in other scenarios where they struggle as they're killed
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
1
You don't need to compare someone getting murdered in a way that is usually a method of suicide to suicide
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Yes
3
No
1
0
A family drowns in the pool and Bagul is shown standing under the water
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Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
Yes
33
No
1
6
Mostly just in the snuff films. The actual movie isn’t really filmed that way.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
4
tasmirk
A bit after the 15 min mark, the camera films the front of the projector, which flashes white light with a bit of a stagger to it.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
29
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Does the black guy die first?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Yes
0
No
24
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is a minority is misrepresented?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
28
Yes
0
No
26
Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Sex
Is there sexual content?
37 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there BDSM?
13 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?
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60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Sexism
Yes
0
No
12
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
38
No
0
4
(Spoilers) despite Ellison’s efforts to keep the family safe, Bagul still claims his daughter, who kills the whole family in the end.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Violence
Yes
1
No
29
1
No but there’s a regular explosion of a car that kills several people.
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Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
30
No
1
6
Not bad at all, mostly just blood on the walls. The goriest scene is the throat cutting. They cut away from the gore a lot, like a woman gets run over by a lawn mower but it’s all implied and never shown.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
34
No
1
9
A family is tied to lawn chairs and pulled into a pool. They can be seen struggling, but no audio.
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Is there gun violence?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27