The Thing

Movie • 1982 • Horror  

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Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.
This movie contains 49 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
217 supporters
Yes
262
No
4
41
Mycomni
First off, the dog the HuskyThing had assimilated is dead but had died before the start of the movie. There were (more or less) nine dogs in the kennels when the HuskyThing arrived. Since only two dogs ran out after Clark opened the kennel, that means seven dogs were assimilated into the HuskyThing. While one dog wasn't assimilated, the poor thing *was* partially dissolved in acid (and thus, I'm assuming it died due to the extent of its injuries). One of the characters, Blair, kills the remaining dogs in the kennel after seeing the BenningsThing. Either way, lots of dogs die, this is not the movie for you if you're sensitive to dog deaths, especially to Husky deaths and brutal dog deaths.
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
Yes
3
No
11
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
Is an animal abandoned?
56 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
0
No
13
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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Yes
13
No
58
Is there domestic violence?
55 supporters
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Yes
0
No
83
3
SiRenfield
I mean there’s no women anyway. Only men are brutalized here
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Yes
0
No
26
Yes
8
No
68
6
cherry
not in the context of a toxic relationship but a major theme of the movie is distrust and knowing those around you may be lying/manipulating
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Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is a child abused?
72 supporters
Yes
0
No
95
16
crabby
There are no children in this movie.
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Addiction
11
Anonymous
Palmer is seen smoking marijuana
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
5
No
76
5
Day
A character is seen drinking several times, it's unclear if he's addicted to alcohol.
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Yes
29
No
59
10
Anonymous
Macready drinks from a bottle but only once
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Animal
1
Anonymous
The scenes where dogs were attacked and killed were faked with puppets.
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Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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Yes
0
No
103
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
87
No
69
10
crabby
There are no animals in this movie other than the dogs.
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Are animals abused?
118 supporters
Yes
81
No
28
13
Mycomni
One of the dogs hadn't been fully assimilated by the Thing, as the thing was torched before it could assimilate that one too, and despite being conscious and 'alive' the poor doggo was heavily dissolved by acid due to the attempted assimilation.
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10
zdy1994
Not by the definition here, but dogs do fight the thing, just no one is forcing them too.
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Yes
111
No
2
5
VelBloo
Several dead dogs
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Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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Yes
20
No
0
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
4
No
123
10
Mycomni
There are no cats in 'The Thing (1982)'
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
Yes
51
No
3
2
cherry
multiple dogs die, and while the emotional impact is not lingered upon long a man is viaibly distressed by this
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
104
Are there spiders?
1 supporters
Yes
83
No
30
23
Allandrel
An alien at one point does assume a very disturbing spider-like form.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Yes
5
No
90
18
invadermac
The thing has snake/tentacle appendages at times
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Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
75
No
20
16
invadermac
The thing has bug like appendages at times
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Assault
3
SiRenfield
There isn’t even any women
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Is someone drugged?
18 supporters
Yes
24
No
2
4
hexbabey
several people are given morphine via injections, but they are aware that it’s happening.
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Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
51
No
0
8
VelBloo
Several men are tied to chairs to conduct the famous blood test. One of them is the monster
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Yes
0
No
97
6
SpaceCoyote
None of the violence in this movie is of a sexual nature. In fact, there is no sex related action in the film.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
2
Yes
0
No
20
1
Anonymous
Lots of gruesome violence and body horror, but nothing of a sexual nature.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
106
No
0
15
Anonymous
A man is seen frozen with blood coming out of his wrists
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Yes
12
No
2
0
sunnysilica
Copper's hands are cut off during the infamous defibrillator scene.
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Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Yes
10
No
1
0
dustimp
The main characters find a dead body with a slit throat
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Yes
28
No
36
8
WisdomPen
Near the end the alien plugs up a mans mouth with it’s hand and you can hear the man struggle to breathe
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Yes
18
No
3
2
CrayZblu
Technically no, but after one assimilated character dies, a still-living head pries itself off of the body and grows legs.

There is no pain or discomfort depicted, but it is, visually speaking, a human head being separated from a human body.
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Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
64
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
0
georgiarose
not with hands, but with tentacles from the thing
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Yes
111
No
1
13
invadermac
It is the only way to “kill” a thing, plus several people infected by it are burned
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
63
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
40
No
0
5
Quite a lot. Every single scene where the Thing reveals itself includes major body horror.
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Yes
73
No
5
7
SkylarSnow
When attempting to resuscitate someone, a man gets his arms bitten off.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
95
No
2
9
invadermac
Squashed in the thing’s mouth.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
40
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Yes
4
No
72
31
Anonymous
There is a scene where a noose is visible but not used
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Yes
1
No
27
2
CrayZblu
An assimilated human fuses its hand into the skin of a normal human’s face and it’s the last he’s seen alive. It’s unclear what his exact cause of death is, so I’m voting no, but if you are extremely sensitive to this I would be careful
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Yes
13
No
62
8
DjMuel
there is a cadaver of an attempted assimilation cut short where the teeth of the people are extremely deformed from said attempt - the camera focuses on it for some time before cutting away
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3
hexbabey
a man is slammed against a shelf and we see him lose consciousness. another man says he’s stopped breathing
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Yes
83
No
2
8
Anonymous
Someone gets their arms chewed off and we see the broken and fragmented bones.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
5
No
71
13
Mycomni
A seizure is not the same as a heart attack.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
50 supporters
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Yes
0
No
62
Yes
88
No
3
8
invadermac
And the doctor’s arms are bitten off while preforming cpr
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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Yes
5
No
68
Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
36
Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
66
Yes
89
No
2
9
notgoingtoaddcomments
Eyes swell with blood then explode.
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
54
No
0
10
That's this movie's whole thing yeah
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
32
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
0
No
84
11
crabby
There are no children in this movie. Only several grown men.
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Yes
0
No
30
2
Anonymous
There are no children in this film.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
22
No
2
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
17
No
0
Yes
22
No
0
1
hexbabey
several dogs and aliens die and/or are burned alive
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
16
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
38
Yes
0
No
10
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
33
Family
Yes
4
No
52
5
WisdomPen
A few people do get ganged up on and tied up or locked up against their will
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
3
No
73
12
crabby
We're not made aware of any of these men's families, so we don't know if any of them are parents.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
1
No
68
26
Quiet_Wyatt
Except the chess computer, who is in MacReady's words a "cheating b***h"
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
57
0
steppy
Again, no sign of children in this movie
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
Yes
105
No
0
20
Anonymous
During a blood test Palmer’s blood reacts violently and a silhouette comes out of nowhere
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Yes
72
No
12
17
crabby
Not by an evil spirit, but they do get taken over by the Thing. Sometimes it's able to completely take over someone and mimic them so that everyone thinks they're still human.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
78
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
86
1
Yes, but they're all frozen because the entire movie takes place in Antarctica.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Are there razors?
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8 supporters
Yes
7
No
14
0
sp3xtkr
In the blood testing scene, some fingers are cut using a razor. It's not in relation to self harm though.
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Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
77
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
48
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
68
No
24
17
It doesn’t really look like vomit. More like a small high pressure hose stream of a weird liquid. I’m pretty sensitive to vomit scenes and it didn’t bother me.
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
Yes
15
No
0
0
By the thing
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Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
24
No
49
17
Quiet_Wyatt
Much alien drool, mucus & ooze
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Yes
67
No
0
3
Anonymous
The monster makes various gruesome sounds as it transforms itself.
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Is there farting?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Yes
1
No
57
4
VelBloo
There are no police in Antarctica
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
6
No
2
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there transphobic slurs?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Yes
0
No
12
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Medical
Yes
1
No
74
0
sunnysilica
Not really, but there's an attempted defibrillation after a character has a heart attack.
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Yes
90
No
1
11
invadermac
The blood is not gathered by syringe, but by cutting their thumbs with a knife. A syringe is shown when tranquillising a dog.
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8
DjMuel
What could possibly be triggering for previous patients of MI's is that a man who becomes delusional and psychotic with knowledge of the Thing's abilities is forcibly restrained, sedated and locked in a cabin away from the other researchers.
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Yes
10
No
62
17
zdy1994
Well, there's a few autopsy scenes. That might make people uncomfortable. This movie has a lot of gore and body horror, it's pretty gross.
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Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
73
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
29
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
7
Yes
80
No
6
12
Anonymous
Man is seen with slit wrists
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Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Yes
22
No
26
7
DjMuel
No idea why people are voting no for this. This movie is littered with scenes of people becoming paranoid, delusional and attacking each other as a result. It's essentially the theme of the film.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
19
3
One of the characters that has been locked in a shack has tied a noose, but this is never acknowledged.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
8
Does someone have a meltdown?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
10
No
33
4
Screaming, wet squelching sounds from The Thing
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
15
No
67
15
invadermac
This is a tough one, but no, the thing assuming other people’s form by consuming them and changing shape is not body dysmorphia.
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Yes
0
No
47
Yes
17
No
50
4
Heyo
Yes, there are very much anxiety attacks. The whole film is about mistrust and suspicion, so many characters end up panicking at several moments in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
71
No
9
11
hyperandrogenism
There are scenes in a small shack and in a basement.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
69
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
60
16
Anonymous
Man is seen frozen with wrists slit
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
45
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
13
No
48
0
Definitely some at the beginning
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Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
2
Anonymous
F-bombs, religious exclamations, etc.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
28
No
39
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
15
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
33
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
32
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
63
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
65
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
33
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
70
Yes
0
No
65
13
zdy1994
There are no women in this movie.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
61
Yes
0
No
70
10
Mycomni
The black guys weren't the first to die, and it's made pretty clear no one is safe from the thing, thus not making it a race thing. In fact, Childs (one of the aforementioned black guys) survives *until the end of the movie*, after which his death is only confirmed in the 2002 'The Thing' video game (because apparently Carpenter said the 2002 game was canon so).
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Are there homophobic slurs?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Yes
0
No
55
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
43
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
69
Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
0
No
74
12
fulltimesnake
there are no explicitly queer people in the movie
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Yes
0
No
54
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
55
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Sex
Yes
4
No
72
6
Anonymous
Not much but there are some references
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Is someone sexually objectified?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
58 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
69
Sexism
Yes
0
No
31
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
26
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
71
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Yes
91
No
6
14
invadermac
NOT a happy ending
8 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
8
No
54
11
notgoingtoaddcomments
Snow tractor crash
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Yes
70
No
10
12
hyperandrogenism
A helicopter crashes on screen and a spaceship (flying saucer) crashes before the movie.
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Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
68
Violence
Yes
3
No
66
14
notgoingtoaddcomments
No, but there is a large explosion with a mushroom cloud.
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
95
No
0
15
Travis Clark
To just say there is blood & gore is a vast understatement
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
69
Yes
78
No
0
9
hyperandrogenism
In the beginning a man is shot and they try to shoot the Thing.
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