Suspiria

Movie • 1977 • Horror  

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An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
This movie contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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angrydoberman
The german shepherd dog is unharmed.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are there demons or Hell?
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Abandonment
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KristenC
The first girl who dies is fleeing the academy at night, slipping away without letting her classmates (except one) know where she was going. Her classmates aren't affected by it at all, however.
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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?
17 supporters
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RobbM
Not explicitly, but a few characters act as if they KNEW they were being stalked, such as looking behind them in fear or calling out. The cinematography also heavily implies it. The person doing the persecuting is partly shown in the first murder, pretty early in the movie, and the second instance with the blind pianist they're not shown at all.
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Is there domestic violence?
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26
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KristenC
I would say by the definition given, yes. But this is a 70's arthouse horror movie where every death is a spectacle and exaggerated.
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Yes
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mothyman
more lying and manipulating than actual gaslighting, the main character isn't led to believe that she's going insane. but there is a lot of lying and manipulating
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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4
Is a child abused?
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Addiction
6
xaby
Someone is drugged repeatedly. Their drugging or the drug used isn’t shown.
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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MagitekVai
Maggots were crushed during the filming of the movie
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Does a horse die?
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35
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
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2
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RobbM
Main character throws a towel over a bat and kills it with a stool. Plenty of time to prepare though: look away and mute after she throws the towel on it, and then count about a minute, you should be good then.
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Are animals abused?
113 supporters
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mothyman
a bat is attacked and a dog is enchanted to kill its owner, but nobody abuses a pet or anything
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A dog attacks it’s owner but there are no dogs fighting each other
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3
She gets attacked by a bat so she throws a blanket over it and beats it but you don't see the corpse
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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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Mxspooky
No spiders in the 1977 version
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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RedScarf
If you look carefully, you'll see snakes on wallpaper in the dance academy, echoing the comment about snakes early on in the film, and serving as a symbol of original sin, evil, venom, etc.
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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1
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Anonymous
Maggots
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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3
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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KristenC
A woman is prescribed wine for medical issues that make her deeply sleepy and unconscious after she drinks it.
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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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4
Is someone restrained?
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Ellie_red
No, but one of the murders has imagery reminiscent of rape. (A woman has her head forcibly grabbed, then is stabbed multiple times including while lying on the floor while her body convulses. Then there's a close up of her exposed heart being stabbed which is a close up of a knife going through a red, fleshy hole & could look like another type of penetration. And finally you see her hanging with lines of blood running down her legs)
So no, she is not sexually assaulted, but it may still look like it/be triggering. Starts at 10:45, lasts a few minutes
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KristenC
After the girl is caught in a pile of barbed wire
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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icedtea49
Characters are cut by glass, one character is cut by piano wire.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Yes
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KristenC
A dog attacks its owner by latching onto his throat and chewing. It shows blood and the dog chewing on stretchy fleshy meat, but it does not look real at all.
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CalvinB
Throughout the movie there are moments of struggling to breathe.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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bricker
A dog eats part of a human around the 55 minute mark though.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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10
Is someone choked?
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Yes
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5
The villains were dying as the school in engulfed in flames, technically they could be considered as burned alive but they’re not shown on fire, nor are there screams heard from being set ablaze
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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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Rgriff22
A head is badly mutilated by falling glass, but it's more of a slice than a crush
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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For those who want to skip the scene: early on in the movie a young woman is stabbed repeatedly before she’s hung. Fast forward/look away when she lies on the skylight after being stabbed.
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anothera
Sort of. A character is hanged, potentially after they already died.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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3
main character collapses after feeling unwell during practice, she passes out and blood is shown coming from mouth and eyes
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eusougio
Nobody breaks any bones in the 1977 version. Only in the 2018 remake this happens.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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7
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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6
Is someone tortured?
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27
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1
Does someone fall down stairs?
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10
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Rgriff22
Kind of. A woman is thrown through a skylight and hung.
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eusougio
Not exactly mutilation, but there is a corpse with needles piercing its eyes near the end of the movie.
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Is someone stabbed?
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15
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1
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LauraS
There is gore, but it’s very old and not realistic at all. Know the limits of what disturbs you.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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8
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
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9
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17
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CalvinB
Teenagers die.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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8
Does a major character die?
11 supporters
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4
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
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2
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5
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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0
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13
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averyanderson2018
The blind pianist is played by someone who is not blind in real life
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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10
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
6 supporters
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18
Does a parent die?
8 supporters
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3
No
24
3
MonaTop
Death of one character's mother is mentioned
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Does someone cheat?
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18
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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17
Does a family member die?
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1
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3
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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32
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Yes
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0
3
Mxspooky
A dead character is resurrected and attempts to harm the protagonist.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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7
No
17
0
Someone becomes undead but she's more of a zombie than a ghost
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Are there clowns?
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27
Are there natural bodies of water?
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4
Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
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6 supporters
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2
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8
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KristenC
No razors, but a girl is caught in barbed wire
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Is there a shower scene?
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24
Are there mannequins?
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6
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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14
Does someone vomit?
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2
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24
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Mxspooky
Not in the 1977 version. I believe there may have been some gagging in the scene with the maggots, but no visuals of vomiting.
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
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6
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0
1
By a dog
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
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21
Is there audio gore?
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2
No
12
Is there farting?
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3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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1
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9
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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0
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13
Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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0
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3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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0
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6
Are there transphobic slurs?
29 supporters
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0
No
7
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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0
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
15 supporters
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0
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10
Loss
0
KristenC
A fancy peacock statue is knocked over and destroyed, but there is no indication of its worth. As things escalate, a lot of small crystal figurines and objects, vases, sculptures, etc also explode.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Yes
34
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0
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icedtea49
A girl gets a shot from a doctor after collapsing. Not close-up, not meant to be a scary scene
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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21
Yes
0
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22
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Rgriff22
A girl is attended to by a doctor, but it's at the school, not a hospital
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Is there menstruation?
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3
Does someone have cancer?
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24
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
28 supporters
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0
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12
0
KristenC
A psychiatrist discusses witchcraft and says that anyone who believes in it must be mentally ill.
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1
No
27
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Tromroan
There is NO self harm in this, the 1977 original Suspiria. I think some of these comments are mistakenly about the remake fro 2018.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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13
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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8
3
spoiler:

the first death at the beginning shows a woman being stabbed to desth, when she falls through the roof a rope is tied from her neck and she is shown hanging from the ceiling
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MagitekVai
The movie has a certain dreamlike quality to it due to its purposefully stylized expressionist lighting, but reality is still stable
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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7
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2
Is there ABA therapy?
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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9
Yes
1
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27
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ozzie711
^that scene is only in the 2018 remake. The original doesn’t have that kind of grotesque contortion.
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15
Are there anxiety attacks?
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4
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16
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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21
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1
3
neop.g
No explicit eating disorders but just over an hour into the film, the main character throws her meal down the toilet. There are also several mentions of the main character being on a specific diet which is eating very little. Prepare yourself before watching!
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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19
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Mxspooky
There is a character who is hung after being stabbed early on in the movie. It is not suicide but can the visual could be upsetting if you know someone who died by suicide via hanging.
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Noxious
Yes
4
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0
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MagitekVai
The music can often go suddenly extremely loud. Characters screaming when they get attacked also qualify
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3
2
KristenC
Two girls go swimming and have a conversation but neither go under the water
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Does a baby cry?
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12
Is there shakey cam?
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Yes
18
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3
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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2
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1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
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1
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7
Are there flashing lights or images?
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Yes
27
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1
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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4
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0
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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0
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11
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
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11
Is there childbirth?
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20
Are there abortions?
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20
Are there babies or unborn children?
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9
Does someone miscarry?
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21
Does a pregnant person die?
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18
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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0
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21
Yes
0
No
25
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xaby
No Black people die at all because there are none in the movie.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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19
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Rgriff22
This is a more subtle thing, but the walls of the witches' lair have a lot of Hebrew painted on them. This is related to antisemitic stereotypes about Jewish women, as well as the apppropriation of Hebrew by midcentury occultism.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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1
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24
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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9
Does an LGBT person die?
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1
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25
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icedtea49
A blind man has his cane taken away and thrown out of reach.
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Are there n-words?
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19
Is there aphobia?
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0
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10
Race
Is there blackface?
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Yes
0
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3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
24 supporters
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9
Religious
Yes
1
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2
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KristenC
It is very briefly mentioned in the context of persecution of witchcraft
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Sex
Yes
5
No
26
6
Mxspooky
Not in 1977 version.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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11
Are there nude scenes?
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9
Is there bestiality?
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9
Is there BDSM?
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
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0
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
51 supporters
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0
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22
Sexism
Yes
0
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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0
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9
Does someone have a chronic illness?
7 supporters
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7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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0
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7
Is someone terminally ill?
10 supporters
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0
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
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9
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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0
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7
Is existentialism debated?
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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24
Are there end credit scenes?
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3
Does it have a sad ending?
24 supporters
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2
No
19
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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0
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23
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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2
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9
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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23
Is someone hit by a car?
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0
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19
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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21
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
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35
No
0
7
bricker
There's lots of blood and some fairly gruesome murders, though it might be said that their choice of candy red paint for the fake blood makes it all a little less visceral.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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