The Thing

Movie • 2011 • Horror  

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When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
185 supporters
Yes
56
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10
At 23:00-24:00, the dog whines in anticipation and is seen growling after the 24:00 mark when Thing gets out of the ice. So if you skip past that, which you probably should because sensitive folks like me will know something happened to the dog, you’ll need to fill someone in as to what happened. A search party goes out after and from I’m told on here, there’s more after the 27:00 mark so I jumped to 30:00 entirely. I don’t care what I missed and I doubt it’s THAT important. The thing got out, got murderey, the people attacked it with fire. Good ‘nuff.
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Unanswered Triggers
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
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Is there blackface?
15 supporters
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Yes
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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Is there decapitation?
14 supporters
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Is there throat mutilation?
13 supporters
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Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
22 supporters
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9
Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
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3
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
29 supporters
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5
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3
Is someone stalked?
15 supporters
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13
Is there domestic violence?
50 supporters
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16
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
42 supporters
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PictoralExtrovert
45:00 In that same moment the main female character is discussing that The Thing can replicate humans and trying to provide insight to the situation and she is brushed off as going insane.

Also throughout the movie they gaslight one another because The Thing is pretending to be one of them or multiple of them and does not want to be found.
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Is a child abused?
64 supporters
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0
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18
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
There are no children in the movie.
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Addiction
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14
Is there addiction?
7 supporters
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14
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Ashfiredfromjob
There is alcohol use at the beginning during the party, but nobody abuses it and the whole party seems tame with the alcohol use.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
67 supporters
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Does a horse die?
52 supporters
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0
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19
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
There's no horse.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
94 supporters
Yes
16
No
7
3
At 23:00-24:00, the dog whines in anticipation and is seen growling after the 24:00 mark when Thing gets out of the ice. So if you skip past that, which you probably should because sensitive folks like me will know something happened to the dog, you’ll need to fill someone in as to what happened. A search party goes out after and from I’m told on here, there’s more after the 27:00 mark so I jumped to 30:00 entirely. I don’t care what I missed and I doubt it’s THAT important. The thing got out, got murderey, the people attacked it with fire. Good ‘nuff.
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Are animals abused?
109 supporters
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1
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14
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16
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24
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5
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Early on, we see Kate examining an emaciated dead animal with brown fur; it looks like a bear or an unnaturally huge dog.
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Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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1
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2
Are rabbits harmed?
36 supporters
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3
Does a cat die?
96 supporters
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1
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20
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
There's no cat.
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Does a pet die?
85 supporters
Yes
13
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0
1
At 23:00-24:00, the dog whines in anticipation and is seen growling after the 24:00 mark when Thing gets out of the ice. So if you skip past that, which you probably should because sensitive folks like me will know something happened to the dog, you’ll need to fill someone in as to what happened. A search party goes out after and from I’m told on here, there’s more after the 27:00 mark so I jumped to 30:00 entirely. I don’t care what I missed and I doubt it’s THAT important. The thing got out, got murderey, the people attacked it with fire. Good ‘nuff.
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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19
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
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2
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17
1
Soliel
The Thing can seem to resemble a spidery-insect, but no spiders in the film
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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5
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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18
1
invadermac
But lots of tentacles.
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Are there sharks?
6 supporters
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Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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6
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10
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invadermac
The thing is very insect-like at the beginning, and has insect like appendages at times.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
16 supporters
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5
Is there pedophilia?
61 supporters
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4
Is someone held under water?
10 supporters
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8
Is rape mentioned?
42 supporters
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4
Yes
1
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7
1
Anonymous
No one is shown to be tied up, locked in a small space, or forcefully held by someone else. However, some characters are locked in a separate building as a precaution.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
101 supporters
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16
Yes
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4
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
17 supporters
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10
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HCOneill
The Thing covers someone's mouth while attempting to absorb them
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Is there cannibalism?
22 supporters
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12
Is someone crushed to death?
15 supporters
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8
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18
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invadermac
One of the things is torched when it attacks the main character, the man with the flamethrower is killed when it explodes on his back.
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14
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Anonymous
The Thing is flamethrowered at several points, including before it shapeshifts from a man.
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Is there body horror?
27 supporters
Yes
10
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0
1
PictoralExtrovert
Most of the movie centers around body horror. When The Thing shows itself in a human looking host the body will deform grotesquely in different ways.
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Is there amputation?
12 supporters
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10
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3
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
It's not actually an amputation, but an arm does come off - it detaches itself from the body, being/becoming an independent creature.
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
A head is burst way open from the inside.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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8
Is there a hanging?
21 supporters
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14
Does someone asphyxiate?
15 supporters
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2
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7
Yes
7
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10
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
We see bloody fillings that came from a person's mouth. We don't actually see any teeth being damaged or having been damaged.
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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7
No
1
Yes
14
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0
1
invadermac
Skulls, ribs, backbones...
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Does someone have a seizure?
3 supporters
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15
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
42 supporters
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11
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
27 supporters
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13
No
1
Is someone tortured?
54 supporters
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14
Does someone fall down stairs?
3 supporters
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9
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but there is a falling scene: A vehicle (snowcat) with several people in it falls down into a crevasse, and only stops falling when it gets wedged between the sides because the crevasse tapers. The people survive, apparently unharmed.
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11
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2
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Something like a tentacle pokes out through an eye, slowly. It's disgusting.
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Is there excessive gore?
49 supporters
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11
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0
Children
Is an infant abducted?
11 supporters
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0
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9
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
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14
Is a minor sexualized?
58 supporters
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0
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9
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Does a major character die?
11 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
10
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0
Does someone die?
9 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
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0
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9
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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0
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12
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
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13
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2
1
invadermac
1st victim is said to have kids
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
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12
Is a child's toy destroyed?
14 supporters
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0
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10
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
28 supporters
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18
No
0
Yes
1
No
12
2
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Not in the classic way, but it happens over and over that what looks and sounds and acts like a person is actually a Thing.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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14
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
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0
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16
Are there razors?
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5 supporters
Yes
5
No
1
0
Anonymous
A man slits his own throat with a razor. We only see the aftermath.
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Yes
4
No
9
3
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
There's a shower, but the water isn't on.
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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0
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6
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
11 supporters
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0
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10
Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
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0
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15
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estonia76
No, but someone dry heaves during the autopsy of the thing early on in the film.
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
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Yes
10
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0
Is there audio gore?
28 supporters
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Yes
10
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0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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0
No
8
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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0
No
8
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
24 supporters
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0
No
3
Are there transphobic slurs?
28 supporters
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0
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
16 supporters
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0
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7
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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0
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14
Are needles/syringes used?
18 supporters
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Yes
10
No
2
Is there a mental institution scene?
16 supporters
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0
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13
Yes
0
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13
2
Quiet_Wyatt
There's at least one gooey Thing autopsy though.
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Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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0
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14
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
26 supporters
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0
No
6
Yes
11
No
1
0
invadermac
One character kills himself
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Is autism misrepresented?
19 supporters
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0
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Yes
2
No
3
Yes
0
No
7
0
Anonymous
I’m voting no, but The Thing does make some horrible, high pitched shrieking sounds. Could classify for some.
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Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
1
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13
0
invadermac
A tough call, but the thing absorbing and changing a victim’s body is NOT body dysmorphia.
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7
Are there anxiety attacks?
17 supporters
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Yes
2
No
8
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
14 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Does someone have an eating disorder?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there autism specific abuse?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
0
invadermac
One man cuts his wrists and throat
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
23 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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0
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5
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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0
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6
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
0
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12
1
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No one is pregnant.
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
13
0
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No one is pregnant.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
10 supporters
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0
No
6
Yes
0
No
13
0
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No one is pregnant.
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0
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12
1
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No one is pregnant.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
27 supporters
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0
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10
Does the black guy die first?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there homophobic slurs?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
9
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
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0
No
8
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does an LGBT person die?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
0
No
9
Are there n-words?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Sex
Yes
0
No
11
0
Anonymous
A crude joke that references sex is told at the beginning of the movie. That’s the entirety of the sexual content.
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PictoralExtrovert
There are some comments made towards the main female lead but nothing outright or obscene.
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Are there nude scenes?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
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4
Is there bestiality?
45 supporters
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0
No
4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
Yes
1
No
13
4
slh
at the start of the movie, one of the Norwegians tells an incestuous and pedophilic joke.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
5
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
12
No
0
4
invadermac
As with the original, theonly way it can be stopped is if there are no survivors, and this one ends where the original begins.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Yes
12
No
1
2
invadermac
A snowcat falls down a crevasse.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
13
No
0
2
invadermac
A helicopter.
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Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Is there blood/gore?
30 supporters
Yes
16
No
0
2
invadermac
Lots of both. The thing guts one character and begins to feed on him, another has his chest stabbed or part torn out, lots of body absorption-and much much more!
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
No
12
Yes
13
No
1
1
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Someone gets shot in the head.
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