Sleepaway Camp

Movie • 1983 • Horror  

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Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
This movie contains 66 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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AJMiller
Unclear if it's dissociation per se or a flashback but a young teenage girl appears "zoned out" while a boy is kissing her neck.
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Abandonment
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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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AJMiller
Only in the classic slasher sense.
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Gabrael
Guardian to child
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AJMiller
It depends on the meaning of "spectacle." For the audience, yes. For the killer, yes. For an on-screen audience, no.
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CherryFizz
Angela is picked on a lot and singled out. Judy gaslights her about her boyfriend
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Gabrael
There is a variety of bullying and abuse throughout this film, all accurately depicted. The authorities are very lackadaisical about it.
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Addiction
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Gabrael
Aprox 33min in, pot
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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?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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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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PsychoMantis
There are no spiders in the movie
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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PsychoMantis
A snake is found crawling out of a corpse
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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PsychoMantis
There are bees
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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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DeadGoldfish
At the VERY beginning of the movie the head chef sexualizes the multiple young girls coming to camp, talking about how attractive they are and calling them "baldies". He also attempts to sexually assault Angela later on.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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DeadGoldfish
There are multiple instances of bullying taking place in the film. in one of the scenes, there is a fight and one of the main characters gets a bloody nose.
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Is someone restrained?
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45
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PsychoMantis
A young camper is close to being sexually assaulted by the camp cook
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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AJMiller
Not on men but on boys. A boy's face (against his will) makes contact with another boy's butt. The boys involved (except for the kid with the face) play this as a prank.
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DeadGoldfish
A child is almost sexually assaulted but gets saved.

Later in the movie, [spoilers] A character has a pillow placed over her head and is killed by being penetrated by a hot curling iron. It is off-screen and all you see is the shadows suggesting what is happening.
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Bodily Harm
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34
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5
PsychoMantis
A woman gets her back sliced
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Are any hands damaged?
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4
Are there dislocations?
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MagitekVai
A character gets shot through the throat with an arrow.
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CherryFizz
Drowning scene
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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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5
Is someone choked?
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Gabrael
19 min in someone is doused in boiling water, does not die but it is shown.
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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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Gothy17
Not quite amputation but //SPOILERS// a character is decapitated towards the end of the film
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24
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PsychoMantis
No heads get squashed however a boy does get beaten
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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5
Is there a hanging?
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DeadGoldfish
A girl gets a pillow placed over her head, but she dies from something else.
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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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23
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TheDreammweaver
Curling iron up a girl’s genitalia, only shown via shadow
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Gabrael
1:13 in: girl is suffocated and assaulted with a curling iron. Silhouettes are shown and you hear screams.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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adorasheart
it's not constant, but some of the gore that is there can be pretty upsetting
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Gabrael
Several kids and youths die
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AJMiller
Male staff at the camp sexualize pre-pubescent girls, as well as older teenage girls (one may or may not be a minor).
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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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Does a non-human character die?
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5
Does someone die?
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7
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1
DeadGoldfish
Many
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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5
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1
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0
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Yes
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17
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AJMiller
Debatable. A boy is dragged off into the woods from the camp.
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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5
Gabrael
5min in, no blood
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Does someone cheat?
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21
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2
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Yes
8
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DeadGoldfish
in the beginning, a father and child are hit by a boat.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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4
Is someone possessed?
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24
Are there ghosts?
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29
Are there clowns?
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27
Are there natural bodies of water?
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3
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2
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AJMiller
Bee sting wounds involve clusters of holes.
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Are there razors?
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6
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Gabrael
1:06 in
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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12
Does someone vomit?
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1
6
PsychoMantis
A camp counselor vomits after finding dead bodies
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Is someone eaten?
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6
Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
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19
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
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3
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CherryFizz
Yes a woman is tortured with a curling iron and you can hear her in pain along with seeing the shadow
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Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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13
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AJMiller
Cops appear well-intentioned but are completely useless.
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
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aliinthebin
Yes, the plot twist at the end is you find out the lead was forced to be trans (raised to be the opposite gender assigned at birth)
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1
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3
1
AJMiller
Not specifically transphobic but anti-LGBTQ+
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jdpamv
Not necessarily sexually but the only trans character is a serial killer and thus predatory in that regard.
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1
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DTC
It's debatable whether or not the character in question is actually trans, considering their gender identity was forced upon them. Regardless, their male sex is explicitly revealed.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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20
Are needles/syringes used?
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23
Is there a mental institution scene?
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21
Yes
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AJMiller
Not a hospital scene but paramedics are called/do respond.
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4
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AJMiller
Menstruation is referenced as a marker of womanhood. None is shown.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Yes
14
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0
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adorasheart
potentially; a character had something traumatic happen to them in a lake and they are later shown to be freaking out when someone tries to bring them into the water
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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5
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0
Does someone self harm?
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18
Is autism misrepresented?
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0
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4
Yes
21
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0
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CherryFizz
!!HUGE SPOILER!! Angela is clearly traumatized and is portrayed as an almost selectively mute person and turns out to be the killer in the end
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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7
Yes
0
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6
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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4
Does someone have a meltdown?
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2
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2
Is there misophonia?
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10
Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Yes
8
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2
1
Maybe implied but never really discussed.
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Yes
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No
9
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TheDreammweaver
Gender dysphoria NOT dysmorphia.
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11
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
4
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12
Yes
20
No
5
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Cryptid_Crow
Under the canoe.
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Gothy17
A main character refuses to eat in several scenes
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Yes
7
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10
1
Drawingdax
Fairly certain that Angela or Meg call Angela the R slur or allude to her being on the spectrum
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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11
Is there shakey cam?
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7
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MagitekVai
There are some pretty shakey handheld shot when we see from the killer's perspective
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Is there screaming?
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6
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AJMiller
Several swear words, use of middle fingers. One guy grabs his crotch and fake-humps into it.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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0
Is the fourth wall broken?
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9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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8
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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9
Does someone miscarry?
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19
Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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3
No
15
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neverneve
It is revealed that one of the main characters has been forced by her guardian to present as a girl, though she is AMAB. Though later films show that she is a trans woman, she is referred to as a boy near the end of the film. In the later movies, we see the same character as a grown woman, and it is stated that she transitioned.
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cheezedoodlezz1020
no, but there is also really only 1 black person in the movie
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Yes
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1
6
c*cksucker is thrown around between the boys quite a lot
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Gothy17
//SPOILERS// there is a line at the end when one of the characters says "she's a boy", which can be seen as transphobic more than a Man In A Dress joke
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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17
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12
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tinymurdergnome
queer is used in a derogatory way
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Yes
12
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0
7
Like a lot of old movies involving transgender people, unfortunately a transgender character is represented as being forced to transition, as well as being portrayed as a murderer.

Later movies do portray the character as being happy being herself, and having fully transitioned.
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TheDreammweaver
The father is gay and he dies in the beginning.
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GwendolynCox
Angela is bullied and mistreated for being "weird." She is selectively mute and struggles with eating and playing with the other kids.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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0
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5
Race
Is there blackface?
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0
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6
Relationships
Yes
11
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0
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DiceTea
Later in the movie a camper (teen girl) offers the man who owns the camp a dinner date. It seems like they have established interest in each other
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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0
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4
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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0
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4
Sex
Yes
26
No
5
4
Gabrael
55 min in, mild sexual content
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13
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0
4
Drawingdax
At the VERY beginning of the movie the head chef sexualizes the multiple young girls coming to camp, talking about how attractive they are and calling them "baldies". He also attempts to sexually assault Angela later on.
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12
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0
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MagitekVai
One of the final shots show full frontal nudity. The character and actor are 14 (though her head was obviously digitally imposed on a presumed adult's nude body). We also see some men's nude butts at some point
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Is there bestiality?
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7
Is there BDSM?
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0
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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55 supporters
Yes
1
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23
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AJMiller
Implied incest in a dreamlike flashback scene.
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Sexism
Yes
0
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6
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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0
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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0
No
6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
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0
No
7
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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0
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4
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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0
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4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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0
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19
Are there end credit scenes?
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0
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4
Yes
24
No
1
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Gothy17
More disturbing than sad in my opinion
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Yes
0
No
20
Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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0
No
7
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
1
No
18
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aliinthebin
No but an adult and a child are shredded by a boat at the beginning
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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0
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21
Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
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Yes
32
No
0
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
34
No
2
3
Gabrael
36 min in, corpse is found.
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Is there gun violence?
12 supporters
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0
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