The Babadook

Movie • 2014 • Drama  

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A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
This movie contains 64 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
149 supporters
Yes
468
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13
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annikavankoevering
FOR ANYONE WHO DOESNT WANT TO WATCH THE DEATH OF THE DOG. Dont watch from 1:09:20-1:11:20.
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Abandonment
Yes
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6
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Yes
3
No
15
Is an animal abandoned?
38 supporters
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0
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12
Abuse
Yes
21
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0
2
CMster
Amelia is verbally abusive toward Samuel
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1
The kid forgives his mom after she verbally and physically abuses him while possessed.
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Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
Yes
90
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0
5
elsilverstein
The family is stalked by the Babadook.
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Is there domestic violence?
40 supporters
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Yes
93
No
6
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
32 supporters
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8
Yes
3
No
19
Yes
59
No
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4
echoevemorrow
The mother repeatedly attempts to convince her son that all of the strange goings on is all in his head.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
6 supporters
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1
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8
Is a child abused?
55 supporters
Yes
117
No
7
5
clarkekent
The main child is verbally abused and threatened by his mother. She also forgets to feed him and at one point masturbates with him close by though he’s asleep it’s still uncomfortable.
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Addiction
8
Spreiring
Abuse of prescription drugs throughout
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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
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2
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60
Does someone abuse alcohol?
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0
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73
Animal
11
Ollie2
No animals were harmed in real life, during the making of this movie, so there should be zero ‘YES’ votes.
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Does a horse die?
41 supporters
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Yes
3
No
129
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Yes
121
No
60
1
bonkersbinch
What animal other than a dog, cat, or horse dies?
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Are animals abused?
93 supporters
Yes
150
No
2
5
BumbleBree
The main character (presumed possessed) chases and picks up her pet dog and snaps its neck
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Yes
2
No
87
Yes
121
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3
10
RoseTheHat
Yes. The dog dies and you can see his body buried in the yard at the end.
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Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
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Yes
14
No
2
Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
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Yes
1
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18
Does a cat die?
82 supporters
Yes
4
No
137
3
Ollie2
No cats show up in this movie. This should be 100% NO votes.
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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
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Yes
60
No
0
Does a dragon die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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105
Are there spiders?
25 supporters
Yes
95
No
35
6
Anonymous
Didn't notice any spiders (I'm arachnophobic), just a lot of cockroaches.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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0
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19
Are there snakes?
9 supporters
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96
Are there sharks?
4 supporters
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0
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17
Are there bugs?
13 supporters
Yes
154
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2
16
tawd
There's a scene where bugs infiltrate her kitchen through a crack in the wall. Her son also collects bugs preserved in glass.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
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10
Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
Yes
25
No
2
3
Afion
The mum gives her son tranquilizers
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Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Is someone held under water?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Is rape mentioned?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
10 supporters
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0
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13
Yes
38
No
0
3
Anonymous
At around 1:15:00 the mom is tied down on the ground with ropes
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2
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72
3
uru63
in regards to the other comment: not even remotely akin to sexual assault. the child is not in any way sexualized by either the woman or the camera
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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0
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7
Yes
1
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16
Bodily Harm
Yes
11
No
75
21
Anonymous
There is no self harm type cutting in the movie. However, in one scene there is a moving flip up book with a drawing of the main character cutting her own throat with a big knife and blood spills out. The actual character carries the same knife at certain parts of the movie but she does not cut herself or anyone else with it.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Yes
0
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8
Are there dislocations?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Is there throat mutilation?
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Yes
8
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3
Yes
60
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1
6
ricetotherescue
Due to strangulation.
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Yes
8
No
5
1
ShartSimpson
A vision of a person (who is not actually there) gets their head sliced in half, but not decapitated at the neck. Similar though.
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Is there cannibalism?
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1
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56
Is someone crushed to death?
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0
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27
Is someone choked?
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Yes
8
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4
Is someone burned alive?
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Yes
3
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91
Is someone buried alive?
12 supporters
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0
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56
Is there body horror?
25 supporters
Yes
12
No
6
1
DominickCaton
Yes. The Babadook wedges his body through Amelia’s spine, of which, we hear her flesh, see pupils dilating, etc.
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Is there amputation?
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0
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53
Yes
4
No
63
12
ToasterGnome
No but a head gets cut in half
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
10 supporters
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0
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26
Is there a hanging?
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Yes
0
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56
Does someone asphyxiate?
13 supporters
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Yes
16
No
3
Yes
118
No
2
14
Anonymous
At one point, the mother pulls out one of her teeth.
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Does someone become unconscious?
4 supporters
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16
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0
Yes
83
No
4
10
Jesi May
A child's nose is broken in two places at the hands of another child. They require surgery to repair it, but it is otherwise non-life-threatening.
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Yes
96
No
3
7
RoseTheHat
At one point, the son, Samuel has a convulsion in the car.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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1
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44
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
21 supporters
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1
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85
Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
Yes
74
No
9
5
Anonymous
At one point the mother was literally tied down. Also, pretty much this entire thing is torture from the Babadook.
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Yes
29
No
2
2
BiliousBecca
Mother gets tripped and stumbles down the stairs. Not fully falling
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Does someone fall to their death?
6 supporters
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0
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63
Is there eye mutilation?
44 supporters
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0
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69
Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
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13
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2
3
The son stabs the mom in self-defense
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Is there excessive gore?
41 supporters
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Yes
22
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11
Children
Is an infant abducted?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
20
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
11
No
107
26
Jesi May
Amelia hallucatinates a bloody, dead Samuel on the couch beside her while she's holding a kitchen knife. She snaps out of it pretty quickly but it's an upsetting visual.
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Is a minor sexualized?
52 supporters
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Yes
0
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21
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
10
No
6
Does a major character die?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Yes
6
No
8
4
Ollie2
This category is not for animals. It is for non-humans, like Johnny-5 in Short Circuit, Wall-E, or the funny fire hydrant grip machine from Iron Man. Based on the category criteria, there should be 100% NO votes. There are no non-human characters in this movie, with the exception of the monster, and it is arguable if it even exists or if it is just in the characters’ heads.
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Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Yes
1
No
7
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
50
Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
138
No
4
12
Rachel Smith
The dad is dead since before the film started, and the main character hallucinates about him several times, including a scene where his head gets sliced in two.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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0
No
53
Yes
22
No
26
2
echoevemorrow
Technically a book belonging to a child is destroyed.
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Does a family member die?
11 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
Yes
153
No
4
9
RoseTheHat
There’s a scene where the mom is lying in bed and the son jumps into bed with her. It’s startling. Another scene, the mom is lying in bed and The Babadook is crawling on the ceiling.
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Yes
88
No
0
3
RoseTheHat
Some say that the mom is possessed by The Babadook towards the end of the film, but in reality, she is just suffering from mental illness.
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
23
No
51
8
mlwrt96
not exactly, but in emotionally distressed states the protagonist repeatedly hallucinates her dead husband very vividly.
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Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
55
No
74
26
amycochran134
At a children’s birthday party, they hire a mime/clown. Only on screen a few seconds and is kind to the children.
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is trypophobic content shown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Are there razors?
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4 supporters
Yes
2
No
14
0
There are knifes. They are used in a threatening way.
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Yes
22
No
68
13
elsilverstein
There’s an unsettling bathtub scene with the mother and the son. Everyone is dressed and nothing is overtly sexual.
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Are there mannequins?
3 supporters
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0
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14
Gross
Yes
52
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0
7
KatoMiller
Samuel wets himself when his possessed mother kicks in the door.
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Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
Yes
102
No
2
21
sheeriocheerio
after the babadook leaves the mothers body, she vomits. this is toward the end of the movie, but its shown onscreen
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Is someone eaten?
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
8
0
The child does urinate out of fear
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Does someone spit?
5 supporters
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Yes
72
No
5
Is there audio gore?
26 supporters
Yes
14
No
24
2
She pulls out one of her teeth, and the noises are very uncomfortable.
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Is there farting?
6 supporters
Yes
7
No
3
1
YES
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Yes
2
No
9
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there bisexual cheating?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
61
Are needles/syringes used?
18 supporters
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Yes
2
No
62
7
Babsidi
There are scenes in the dementia ward of a nursing facility.
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Yes
14
No
48
15
Greenspace01
No, but there are scenes in a nursing home, residential aged care, with lots of frail aged people.
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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone have cancer?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
61
Mental Health
Yes
37
No
0
1
2spirit
The mother has flashback
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1
ShartSimpson
The mother suffers from PTSD and depression throughout the entire film.
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Yes
63
No
7
11
RoseTheHat
The book shows the mom slitting her throat, but she never does it. She does however, rip out one of her teeth.
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Yes
8
No
3
7
DelilahV
While not explicitly stated in the film, Samuel displays numerous autistic traits and is seen as autistic by lots of viewers and fans of the series. This could be upsetting to some because he's also described as having "severe behavioral problems" and is neglected due to his symptoms.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
13 supporters
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Yes
50
No
0
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
3
No
13
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
8 supporters
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Yes
11
No
1
Yes
14
No
0
1
ShartSimpson
The child screams and cries a lot. High pitched, ear-piercing screams.
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Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
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Yes
26
No
0
Is there ABA therapy?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there body dysmorphia?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
53
Yes
0
No
25
Yes
68
No
1
5
omerdog
More Panic than anxiety maybe.
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Yes
2
No
49
2
Afion
There is a scene where the mum is hiding under the covers when the Babadook's nearby, which might be claustrophobic for some people
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
58
Yes
64
No
7
14
DogkinTrash
The main character's child is apparently neurodivergent, and there are scenes where she shames him for "not being normal". In other scenes, she is mentally abusive towards the child but it is unrelated to his behavior or neurodivergency.
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Anonymous
There is a scene in which a moving flip up book shows a picture of the main character cutting her own throat and blood spills out. The picture is drawn so it's a bit childish but very creepy and jarring. The character herself does not actually commit suicide (though she may have threatened to do it, I don't remember).
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
14 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Yes
2
No
28
6
nervousnellie
Not a baby per se, but the main character's child cries, screams, and throws fits/meltdowns at great length throughout the movie, which someone who is triggered by those types of sounds may find disturbing.
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Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
Yes
28
No
34
11
Anonymous
Near the end, it is in the Babadook's point of view, and there is a very shaky, nasueating camera view. Not for long, though.
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
1
JasonAndersennn
Lots. Some in fear, some by the autistic child during meltdowns.
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2
The mother character speaks in a verbally abusive and obscene way to her child late in the movie. Without spoiling too much, this is linked to the plot, and indicates how dire the situation has become.
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avernos
there are a few points where the electricity flickers on and off, creating a flashing light effect, but there is no actual strobing.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
11 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Is the fourth wall broken?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
50
4
Afion
However it's referenced that the mum's partner dies when they are both in a car crash on the way to hospital to give birth to their son
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
52
Are there babies or unborn children?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
55
Yes
0
No
48
0
Moe
It is shown and mentioned that a pregnant person was in a car crash while in labour
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
No
51
Does the black guy die first?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
50
Are there homophobic slurs?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
44
Yes
0
No
40
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
34
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Yes
49
No
20
4
glitterpop95
A neurodivergent child is verbally abused.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Yes
1
No
78
64
Anonymous
Babadook survives.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
52
No
7
Are there n-words?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Religious
Is religion discussed?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there demons or Hell?
7 supporters
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Yes
5
No
2
Sex
Yes
74
No
6
12
bookcat2002
A woman is shown to be masturbating, but there is no nudity.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there nude scenes?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there bestiality?
42 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
Yes
2
No
7
1
JasonAndersennn
A person is tied up, but it’s for defense. It’s not sexual.
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Does someone lose their virginity?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are there incestuous relationships?
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41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
63
Sexism
Yes
2
No
18
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
3
Afion
The neighbour has Parkinson's
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Yes
14
No
2
3
Afion
The mum works on a dementia ward, but there's only a brief interaction with a patient with dementia
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Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Are there anti-abortion themes?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
59
Are there end credit scenes?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does it have a sad ending?
22 supporters
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Yes
6
No
56
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
Yes
105
No
0
10
mayfrogs
The father dies in a car crash before the events of the movie, and flashbacks are shown. There's also a scene about 54 minutes in where the mother crashes into another driver, but nobody is hurt.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
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Yes
29
No
1
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
No
68
Yes
4
No
52
7
Anonymous
Someone almost got hit by a car
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
52
Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
79
No
0
7
RoseTheHat
Yes there is gore. The mom pulls out one of her teeth which is a bloody scene. The son also stabs the mom.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
67
Is there gun violence?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
47