The Taking of Deborah Logan

Movie • 2014 • Horror  

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What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all.
This movie contains 62 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
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MeganFasnacht
Not a dog to be seen or mentioned in this film
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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
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moschidae
Not particularly obvert, but Deborah is hinted at frequently to be a very judgemental parent and is embarrassed of her daughter for being a lesbian. There is blatant homophobia and also smaller micro insults, like her mom telling Sarah that she wishes she dressed like a girl.
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Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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beeistyping
no, but a film crew is constantly documenting and filming deborah to show the progression of her alzheimer's. in most of these clips, she is unaware of being filmed.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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6
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Is someone gaslighted?
31 supporters
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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5
Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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18
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Seenit
A child is sent to boarding school because she is caught kissing another girl, abuse is implied
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Addiction
3
They mention various prescription drugs that Deborah is on throughout, but it is obviously not recreational or harmful.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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3
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22
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LZboyfurn
Sarah talks about depending on alcohol as a coping mechanism
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31
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7
Anonymous
Deborah's daughter, Sarah, has a drinking problem
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Animal
1
LZboyfurn
I cannot find any evidence that animals were harmed in the production of this film
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Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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31
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1
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CoryWilcox
Dead snakes were shown
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
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22
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6
4
Deborah is handling a snake, it’s unharmed but it’s most likely ending up harmed in some way. There’s graphic pictures of dead snakes.
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Seenit
No dogs in the film
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8
Borbsphere
Dead and mutilated snakes are shown.
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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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29
Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Seenit
No dragons
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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beeistyping
many snakes, multiple points in the plot are based around snakes.

⚠️spoiler alert!!⚠️

deborah turns into this sort of snake-like humanoid creature. her jaw unhinges to eat, the way a real snake's jaw would.
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
20 supporters
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Mogget
No bugs, but there are earth worms.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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9
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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9
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LZboyfurn
In a medical capacity
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Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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1
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8
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LZboyfurn
A child killer and sex predator is discussed
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Is someone held under water?
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10
Is rape mentioned?
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9
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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9
Yes
13
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LZboyfurn
Frequent medical restraint
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
122 supporters
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28
Yes
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4
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Smothered with a pillow briefly
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Bodily Harm
Yes
26
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Seenit
Deborah literally stabs herself and rips her skin off several times
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Anonymous
Deborah's flesh becomes diseased and her hands become skeletal
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Are there dislocations?
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Yes
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Anonymous
Deborah tears at her own throat and later bites a security officer
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5
Mogget
Towards the end of the film an elderly woman asks an old friend to kill her and end her suffering. He attempts to fulfill her request by smothering her with a pillow. She struggles for a while but ultimately the man is knocked out and cannot finish the job.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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5
There is mentions of cannibalism in the news reel about a local killer.

*SPOILER*

Deborah unhinges her jaw in a body horror state to try and eat a young girl like a snake towards the end.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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13
Is someone choked?
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beeistyping
no, but fire is shown many times, including a flaming bag of snakes.
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Mogget
It's mentioned that someone was in the past but you do not see it in the film.
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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2
The old woman rips off big pieces of her skin more than once
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Is there amputation?
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beeistyping
no, but a snake-like creature (late deborah) attempts to eat the head of a live child, and puts the whole head in her mouth.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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9
Is there a hanging?
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Someone is asphyxiated with a pillow over the face
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Are any teeth damaged?
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23
Does someone become unconscious?
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Soliel
No bone breaking, but spinal surgery/tap shown
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Does someone have a seizure?
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18
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Yes
24
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5
Deborah’s hands are bloody and messed up after pounding her hands into the dirt.
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Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
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4
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19
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beeistyping
the treatment deborah's alzheimer's can be considered very traumatic, almost torturous, and may trigger those who are triggered by torture scenes. while she was somewhat of a villain, she is experiencing trauma throughout the progression of her disease.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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9
Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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21
Is there eye mutilation?
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22
Is someone stabbed?
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moschidae
Who said no... Deborah is constantly ripping off her skin, theres blood constantly.
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Children
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3
Not an infant but a child.
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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25
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5
7
They show pictures of children who got horribly murdered in the past but no kids actually die in the movie.
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Is a minor sexualized?
67 supporters
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1
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10
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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5
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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11
Does a major character die?
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8
Does a non-human character die?
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9
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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11
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2
a character dies but not a main character
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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11
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LZboyfurn
In addition to being possessed, Deb is still legitimately disabled and played by an abled person
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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11
Family
Yes
29
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7
A child is kidnapped from a hospital.
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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5
No
18
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Borbsphere
The death of Sarah's father prior to the events of the film is discussed.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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20
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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17
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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8
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
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6
Hooo yeah. Thankfully most of them are pretty obvious, and they are spread out.
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6
Multiple times throughout, Deborah goes into demonic fits and rages. There is also several scenes of her talking in a demonic voice/screaming unnaturally.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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20
No
5
7
Ksureme
Yes in the sense that a spirit has possessed the mother, no in the sense that we see a ghost form.
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Are there clowns?
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23
Are there natural bodies of water?
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5
Is trypophobic content shown?
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8
Are there razors?
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Yes
9
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CoryWilcox
There is a bath scene, though
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Are there mannequins?
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8
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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14
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
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34
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2
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Mogget
You don't see the actual act, but the camera crew runs to a door and hears Deborah purging and walks in to see she's thrown up a large amount of dirt and earth worms.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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9
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0
3
SPOILER WARNING

not necessarily eaten, but there is a scene near the end of the movie where the main character tries to eat someone
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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6
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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26
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Mogget
Deborah spits in a cop's face while possessed and causes severe burning, it's not terribly graphic.
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Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
Yes
20
No
1
3
MercurysFire
The movie doesn't get too crazy with the gore, but I definitely noticed in a few scenes some extra gore sounds to amplify what was happing since there is some body mutilation.
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Is there farting?
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9
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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13
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
Yes
4
No
14
0
LZboyfurn
There are cops but they’re not shown as being positive or helpful
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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0
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6
LGBTQ+
1
LZboyfurn
No but there is parental homophobia
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Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
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0
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9
Yes
0
No
7
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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6
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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0
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10
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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0
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9
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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No
19
Yes
30
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0
5
Seenit
Spinal tap is shown for an extended period, followed by some body horror, lots of gore
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2
beeistyping
not necessarily a mental institution, but medical restraints are used, similar to the kind used in mental institutions.
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Yes
31
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5
Anonymous
Deborah is admitted to a hospital for her own safety
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2
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3
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fraisierdesbois
Mentioned
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Yes
29
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0
5
Anonymous
The girl that Deborah abducts from the hospital, Cara, has cancer
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
1
No
13
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Yes
38
No
0
10
CarlaT
deborah mutilates herself at different points in the film. the most graphic parts are where she deeply scratches at her throat, and pulls a large layer of skin off her arm.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Yes
20
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3
Deborah starts the movie with supposed Alzheimer’s and she gets very violent throughout the movie. Isn’t the reality but might still be triggering to some.
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JenniCats42
This movie is about Alzheimer's, and involves the main character, who has Alzheimer's, not knowing things she did, looking at photos of herself and not recognising herself, and forgetting parts of her past.
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5
Deborah is offhandedly misdiagnosed with "split personality" by a doctor
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3
Deborah asks her friends to kill her, which would be an assisted suicide
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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0
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8
Does someone have a meltdown?
7 supporters
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4
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0
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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16
No
0
4
There is a very harsh ringing noise on one of the nights.
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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9
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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9
Is there body dysmorphia?
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19
3
No, but Deborah requests to be killed in the hospital.
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Yes
24
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1
5
Seenit
Deborah has a fit that mirrors a panic attack
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Yes
25
No
0
5
There’s a scene toward the end where two characters have to crawl through a narrow mine cavern. The cavern is also full of snakes...yay.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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0
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23
Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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0
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21
Yes
0
No
22
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
8
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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0
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4
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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0
No
15
3
No baby crying, but Deborah weeps and it sounds similar?
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Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
Yes
33
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5
It’s filmed in the style of a student documentary so the camera gets shakey whenever the scary things happen.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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5
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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3
No
5
7
Ksureme
**As an epileptic, whoever voted no sucks** Scenes are chronological. • There’s a transition when the team puts up cameras which is a glitch/static effect which might be disorienting to some, it’s used frequently. • There’s a scene in the attic where the mum is working her old machine at night and sparks fly unexpectedly. • After the neighbor shoots at the cars, cops are called and the flashing lights at night are pretty bad. • The fireplace explodes and causes a camera glitch. • More police lights at night when the mum escapes the hospital. • The flashlight goes in and out in the mine. • Flashy transitions when they do find the mum in the mine (holy f*ck). • Flashy effects when they burn the bag in the mines (after the second time they find her).
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Yes
14
No
0
5
Kind of? The film is a found footage/documentary format. There are documentary/informational scenes where a character addresses her audience and gives details about Alzheimer’s
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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13
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
No
13
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
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0
No
23
Does the black guy die first?
18 supporters
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0
No
25
Yes
5
No
20
7
Mogget
There aren't any homophobic slurs, but there's a scene where an older daughter of the film's titular character describes how her mother shipped her off the boarding school after her mom caught her kissing another girl when she was a child.
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0
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23
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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17
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
23
No
5
7
Deborah is homophobic towards her queer daughter at multiple points.
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moschidae
Voting YES because the way the woman cop talks to Sarah implies that shes also homosexual and i take no joy in seeing a lesbian cop. Feels as unnecessary and insulting.
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Yes
7
No
19
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Anonymous
Sarah, Deborah's gay daughter, lives in this movie
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6
Don’t know why the above comment got voted down earlier. That is a derogatory way to refer to that condition. The correct term is Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
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Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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0
No
22
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Religious
Yes
5
No
1
0
LZboyfurn
A priest is consulted
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Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Sex
Yes
0
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31
6
Seenit
Not at all in a sexual context, but there is nudity
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Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
14
No
1
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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0
No
8
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Sexism
Yes
0
No
12
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
2
Main character has alzheimer’s which is chronic
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Yes
17
No
0
7
A focal point of the film. Absolutely DO NOT WATCH if this is a trigger for you.
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Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
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
8
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Spoiler
Yes
0
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23
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Seenit
Not a children’s movie.
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Are there end credit scenes?
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4
Yes
24
No
2
5
*SPOILER*

The Entity they tried to destroy the whole movie, ends up surviving.
The cycle that Deborah finally broke for herself continues in another character, so everything they did was pretty much for nothing.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
9
No
1
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Violence
Yes
0
No
23
3
BiliousBecca
Not a nuclear explosion, but there are 2 small kind of explosion when things are set on fire.
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Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
27
No
1
4
Mogget
While not a blood bath, there are a few gory scenes that are rather grotesque.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
24
No
1
2
Ksureme
Not a shoot out, but guns are brought in by the neighbor shooting at the empty cars, policemen, and the daughter when looking for her mum
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