Before I Wake

Movie • 2016 • Drama  

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An orphaned child's dreams—and nightmares—manifest physically as he sleeps.
This movie contains 24 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
259 supporters
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Jeff van Welij
No animals present in the movie.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
70 supporters
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Is an animal sad?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Abandonment
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Anonymous
SPOILER
We are led to believe that the main character was abandoned by his foster parents, but SPOILER they were in fact taken by the monster.
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Abuse
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LeaCulpa
Kind of. The mother gives the son sleeping medication without knowing and the so'n gets hit by the father because he is not waking up
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Is someone stalked?
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Somoene thinks the monster's bruises are domestic violence
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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TarotCard
People think the mother is crazy.
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Is a child abused?
79 supporters
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SteHotspur
The mum uses him for his dreams which the husbands says is abuse. They also slap him a few times in an attempt to wake him up
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
128 supporters
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michaelreylewis
A butterfly gets killed.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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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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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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bunnibea
Butterflies are a common theme throughout the movie.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Paxton
A child drowns in a bathtub and can be heard gasping for breath.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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silencesilence
Creepy people with black, weird eyes in nightmare sequences
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Is there amputation?
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silencesilence
Not squashed but a character puts her hand through another character's head in a nightmare sequence. It's not too graphic but it's a jump scare. Close your eyes at 01.19 and open them again when the creepy music stops if this kind of thing triggers you.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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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 to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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TarotCard
Not much gore at all.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
34 supporters
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daggercake
Yes, an important part of the plot is that (SPOILER) the main family's son passed away and they blame themselves, and decide to foster a young boy to help the grief.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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daggercake
Yes, the son of the main family dies in a scene in the movie, but it is a flashback to a previous moment before the actual timeline of the film.
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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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Does someone cheat?
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silencesilence
A bully smashes an innocent kid's possession.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
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mitochondiva
they aren’t very prevalent or frequent, but there are a few
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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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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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TarotCard
Bathtub scene, very disturbing
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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TarotCard
Yes, but it is not realistic and looks like black slush.
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Is someone eaten?
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Anonymous
Kind of? The monster absorbs people into itself, but it's not strictly eating in the literal sense.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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RoseGaudreau
Around 1:13:30, a boy is injected in the shoulder with a syringe against his will.
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mitochondiva
a woman visits a man in an institution
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Is there a hospital scene?
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bunnibea
(SPOILERS) I don't know why two people marked "no" on this but that's definitely and completely incorrect. The plot of the movie is that the child's grief manifested as "The Canker Man" which was a misunderstanding of his mother having cancer, and how he perceived her due to the affects of chemotherapy.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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LeaCulpa
Yes a scratching scene in the school and he is snapped a rubberband on his wrist.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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mitochondiva
a woman has post traumatic stress over the death of her son
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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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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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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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Does the black guy die first?
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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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Does an LGBT person die?
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TarotCard
Sort of? People think a guy with superpowers is a psychopath.
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sickness
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Lmack1973
Cancer
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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3
Spoiler
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We see a short scene where the parents are preparing the gifts for their son, but in front of him, they act like if it was santa who put the presents under the tree
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TarotCard
It ends with a depressing plot twist.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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daggercake
Yes, and graphicly so. Please be aware of this. (SPOILER) the main family's son drowns in a bathtub and his death is a pivotal part of the film and the guilt the parents hold.
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vadavroom
Although there isn’t gun violence/gore there is gun imagery. *SPOILER* a gun is pointed towards a child when a man contemplates shooting him. He doesn’t end up doing it.
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