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Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.
This movie contains 59 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
188 supporters
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Anonymous
Dead dogs and cats are shown, though their deaths happen off-screen.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Abandonment
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mxxowada
a child is shown calling for its mother after the explosion
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
67 supporters
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One child is shown being grotesquely abused by another, and a teen/young adult is shown being shot
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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StaceyWheeler
Mr Kemp is seen attempting to drink whisky which he traded his cigarettes to another man for. It doesn't go too well with radiation sickness.
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Animal
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ladyhaymaker
A scene of a dying cat was portrayed by using catnip.
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
97 supporters
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23
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Alexandre
In addition to the other scenes mentioned here, there is a prolonged scene arond the hour and-a-half mark involving a dead sheep. It begins with a close-up of the (bloodless) corpse, but the two characters involved end up cutting open the sheep and eating it raw. This goes on for a couple minutes.

After this, near the end of the film, a close-up of a dead rabbit is shown. A girl picks up the corpse and runs around with it, as two boys try to steal it from her.
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Are animals abused?
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16
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BugsAndWombats
A kitten is shown dying from the radiation. It's gruesome and simply awful.
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Does a cat die?
99 supporters
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25
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Anonymous
A cat is shown asphyxiating during a fire storm (the cat was, in reality, dosed with catnip to get it to roll around as if it was dying.)
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
26 supporters
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Anonymous
The film opens with a spider spinning a web. It's presented in a peaceful manner and isn't intended to trigger/scare the viewer.
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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StaceyWheeler
Maggots.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone restrained?
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weewooweewoo
A 13 year old girl is raped by another teenager.
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Dr.Teatime
We see the events leading up to it but the camera cuts away right before the actual assault.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Alucarda
Several corpses are shown buried underneath debris and rubble after the attack.
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Roflpuff098
There are many people seen burning. Lots of scenes of corpses on fire or smoldering as well.
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Rspade
Somewhat, a group is caved in and unable to be dug out
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Is there body horror?
27 supporters
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Dr.Teatime
No body horror of the fantasy or sci-fi variety but a lot of gore as bodies are shown, both dead and alive, in various state of injury and decay. Often quite gruesome.
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Is there amputation?
12 supporters
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MarieIsabelleAdora
a mans leg is amputated during the hospital scene
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StaceyWheeler
Technically one member of the council is killed when a beam hits him on the head in the council basement.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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StaceyWheeler
Technically, near the end of the film, some corpses are seen hanging in the city ruins. How they got there isn't known.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Wiw
When the first blast wave hits, people get glass from shattered windows in their eyes.
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Multiple charred corpses are shown, as well as people with severe radiation burns and profusely bleeding wounds.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
28 supporters
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SorcCode
In addition to seeing that a kid has died in the initial blast (his legs are seen in rubble), one childbirth scene appears to end with a mutated and/or stillbirth. The camera never focuses on the newborn.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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jic97
Pretty Much everyone dies.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
1 supporters
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Roflpuff098
Only in the context of a warning that radiation can cause physical deformities and mental retardation to fetuses. Not as a slur.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
6 supporters
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Anonymous
Several characters (who happen to be parents) die during the attack and aftermath.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Anonymous
An engaged man is in a car with a woman he had just met in a pub. It's implied they were having sex but you don't see anything
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weewooweewoo
A figure of ET is burned by a nuclear bomb.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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StaceyWheeler
In the behind the scenes sense of things yes - the charred bodies are made by burning mannequins.
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Gross
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A woman is shown soiling herself in the prelude to the bomb
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Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
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sarah2moms
Very very graphic, about 1 hour in. When the screen mentions the first symptoms of radiation, skip ahead until the next day.

1 hour and 4 minutes

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Does someone spit?
8 supporters
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Lots of spitting, either from dust/debris in the mouth or vomiting.
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Is there audio gore?
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7
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Large-scale Violence
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This film was made 17 years before 9/11, and no planes are shown crashing into buildings.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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weewooweewoo
The police are initially portrayed as useless, then progressively violent and fascistic. Lots of on screen police brutality.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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At the end, a pregnant teenaged girl enters a makeshift hospital and gives birth to a presumably disfigured or stillborn child.
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Wiw
Ruth eventually dies from radiation-induced leukaemia.
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Mental Health
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0
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lynnredo
Ruth is in shock after the attack and barely speaks for the rest of the film.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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3
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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weewooweewoo
Not exactly but several character say they wish were dead due to the horrific conditions (post-nuclear war) that they are living with.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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mxxowada
towards the end there are 3 hanged bodies, but only the legs are shown. no suicide is shown on screen but it is implied
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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BarrydHeil
The only notable one is "they f--king would be" in response to finding a packet of cheese and onion crisps, though this isn't very audible.
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Lights flash breifly during a short montage of the bomb's explosion
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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It's heavily implied that the baby born at the end of the film is either stillborn or malformed.
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Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Twice near the end
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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StaceyWheeler
Only mentions of abortion such as Michael getting told off when he asks what abortion is.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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6
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Yes
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Anonymous
A character is shown delivering a baby at the end. It's unknown what exactly is wrong with it as the film ends with a close up of the new mother's silent scream.
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Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
26 supporters
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11
Does the black guy die first?
14 supporters
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10
Are there homophobic slurs?
29 supporters
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0
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10
Yes
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10
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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8
Is there hate speech?
19 supporters
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13
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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4
Does an LGBT person die?
24 supporters
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0
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14
Yes
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Are there n-words?
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0
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
23 supporters
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3
Sex
Is there sexual content?
33 supporters
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15
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0
Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
45 supporters
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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49 supporters
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0
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13
Sexism
Yes
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4
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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0
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4
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Roflpuff098
Many people suffering the effects of radiation poisoning, cancers, etc.
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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0
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3
Social
Yes
6
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2
Many of the survivors are depicted as being essentially homeless or living in squalor in the aftermath of nuclear war.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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Yes
30
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1
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Anonymous
There is no happy ending. The UK - and modern society - has been obliterated.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Yes
14
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StaceyWheeler
During the RAF Finningley bombing a man crashes his car into a short brick wall after getting blinded by the flash.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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11
Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
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Violence
Yes
38
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1
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Wiw
Threads is a story about nuclear war.
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Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
21
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0
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weewooweewoo
Constant blood, gore and injury. Effects are low-budget but very realistic especially for the era.
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Does someone drown?
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0
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Yes
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SorcCode
An unseen man shoots at teenagers who stole bread from them, killing one.
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