Tremors

Movie • 1990 • Action  

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Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.
This movie contains 20 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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JoeCoolUSA
No dogs die, but several sheep and horses are eaten by monsters. Cows are implied to have been eaten off-screen.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Does a major character die?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Is someone stalked?
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Anonymous
Hunted by the worms.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Anonymous
People smoke quite a bit and regularly search their pockets for cigarettes.
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bricker
there are a few mentions of people drinking beer but that's it
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Do not watch the scene when the boys ride out on the two horses. Very visual
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
106 supporters
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Anonymous
Horses, sheep and livestock are killed by Graboids.
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Are animals abused?
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Anonymous
Killed and half eaten bloody sheep are shown on screen. A dead horse is briefly shown (with visible injuries). The corpses of the monsters 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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Does a pet die?
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moriartyparty
Domestic sheep and horses are killed by the graboids. I unfortunately can’t provide time stamps at the moment, but the sheep are found dead but killed off screen near the beginning of the movie, and the horses are killed on screen towards the middle whilst Val and Earl try to ride away from the graboids.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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egg2dotcom
No snakes, but the creatures are a little snake-like
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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egg2dotcom
Tremors are essentially giant worm/grub things, very bug looking
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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moriartyparty
Not water, but someone is pulled under and held under sand.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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moriartyparty
The graboids in general like to grab and restrain their victims to pull them into their mouths.

Rhonda gets her legs rolled up and trapped in a barbed wire fence but gets out rather quickly.
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Anonymous
A woman has to take off her pants in an emergency situation but it is not sexual and she is not shown to be uncomfortable because it it.
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Bodily Harm
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No but someone does get cuts from barbed wire on their legs
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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moriartyparty
One of the construction workers has rocks fall on him in a rockfall.
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Anonymous
Graboids drag many people underground.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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No but someone does die while hanging/sitting in a tower
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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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Anonymous
Monsters do. No humans.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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LaurenBear
The monsters are blown up and their guts (pumpkin in hosery) rain down on the survivors and you can see part of a construction workers brain.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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moriartyparty
Burt mentions doing it, but doesn’t.

Other characters put themselves into risky situations to protect others, but don’t die doing it.
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moriartyparty
Horses, sheep, and the main monsters (graboids) all die during the film. The horses and graboids are actively killed on screen, the sheep are only shown dead.

EDIT:
I now realize that this probably meant characters who are a fantasy race other than human but are still anthropomorphic, but I’ll keep it here still, just in case.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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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?
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ChelseaRyan
If were talking about Mindy's mom Nancy no she doesn't die in the movie.
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Does someone cheat?
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bricker
one of the worms eats a preteen girl's pogo stick
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Anonymous
You can predict them pretty well. Nothing too terrible.
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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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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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Anonymous
No but there are multiple instances of just off screen urination.
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Does someone vomit?
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moriartyparty
Absolutely safe, not even g*ing. Some audible “ewww” noises but other than that, nothing.
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Is someone eaten?
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By a Graboid, not in a cannibal way.
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Does someone spit?
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Anonymous
People spit more than once because of sand and dirt.
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Is there audio gore?
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Some sounds when the creatures capture their prey
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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4
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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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bricker
there's a scene where one character treats another's wounds but not in a hospital
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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moriartyparty
SPOILERS:

Not entirely graphic but worth mentioning just in case. Near the very end of the movie whilst they’re trapped on a rock by the graboids, Burt talks about lighting up one of the pipe bombs he made and walking out into the desert, letting one of the gaboids take him down.
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Is there misophonia?
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Anonymous
Not sure what the other yes vote is referring to specifically, but some of the sound effects are rough. The screeching of the monsters when injured is probably the worst.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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bricker
A couple people get stuck in the cabs of their vehicles.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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7
Is there shakey cam?
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moriartyparty
Lots of cursing in this film, along with a few middle fingers.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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5
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
The two characters of color are pretty stereotype based and one of them does die kinda early on. Not first though.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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bricker
Not exactly hate speech, but there's a Chinese-American character who's heavily stereotyped and the others tease him a lot for being cheap, etc.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Anonymous
Pretty mild for the nineties. Calling people “stupid”, “dumb”, and the like but not much else.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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bricker
There are a few hinting remarks about sex at most.
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LaurenBear
Val describes his dream girl and the geologist looses her pants for a minute to the monster.
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moriartyparty
Rhonda needs to remove her jeans for a certain emergency, but is in her underwear and gets new pants shortly after.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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bricker
Several cars get damaged in different ways, but not in a collision.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Anonymous
No nukes but there are many homemade bombs used against the creatures.
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Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
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Anonymous
It’s honestly more gross than gorey. The guts of dead creatures are seen multiple times and there’s a decent amount of blood on dead sheep.
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
Graboid monsters are shot at. No human on human violence.
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