Gerald's Game

Movie • 2017 • Drama  

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When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.
This movie contains 58 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
251 supporters
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Anonymous
The dog attacks the woman several times during the movie and she kicks and hits it to make it go away. It is not harmed other than this.
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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7
Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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TheCassandraComplex
Yes. Initially, anyway. The main character makes excuses for her father who molested her and victim blames herself and her mother.
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Is someone stalked?
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7
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16
Is there domestic violence?
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TheCassandraComplex
I think folks will have different feelings about this film. For now, I’ll say that the main character is a woman who spends 95% of the movie handcuffed to a bedpost wearing only a slip, while enduring hunger, thirst, attacks from wild animals, and injuries from the cuffs/ immobility. All while being antagonized by hallucinations, entities and other threatening presences. However, she is a well developed character and everything she endures serves a narrative purpose, it’s not violence-against-women done for its own sake.
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Anonymous
The main character is gaslighted throughout almost the entire movie by her father & husband. Much of the gaslighting is related to sex & sexual abuse
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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6
Is a child abused?
79 supporters
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64
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Anonymous
The main protagonist is shown in a flashback to have been sexually assaulted by her father as a child during an eclipse. The father masturbates with her on his lap. He is later shown manipulating her into not telling anyone what happened to her. It is implied that he may have assaulted her again.
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Addiction
5
Anonymous
A man takes a pill (Viagra).
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Is there addiction?
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23
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GwendolynCox
Alcoholism is briefly mentioned but never shown.
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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)
124 supporters
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56
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4
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Anonymous
The body of an opossum (?) is shown in the road as a dog attempts to eat it. Near the beginning of the movie.
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Are animals abused?
145 supporters
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20
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The dog attacks the woman and she kicks and hits it to make it go away

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31
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Anonymous
A dead possum (roadkill) is being eaten by a dog near the beginning.
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Is an animal sad?
58 supporters
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3
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KristenC
The dog is stray and starving. He whines many times in reaction to things happening around him. He is also kicked in the face and whines.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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6
Does a cat die?
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35
Does a pet die?
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11
Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
33 supporters
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26
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Not sure why this is voted yes. There aren't any spiders
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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5
Are there snakes?
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31
Are there sharks?
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5
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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5
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Anonymous
Flies are shown buzzing around a decaying corpse.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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2
Is someone drugged?
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6
Is there pedophilia?
79 supporters
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11
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IoriSylvor
Protagonist's father is shown sexually assaulting his daughter in a dream/memory sequence.
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Is someone held under water?
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5
Is rape mentioned?
50 supporters
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12
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1
Jessie rightfully points out that Gerald has a rape fetish
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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30
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The main character, a woman, is stuck handcuffed to her bed after her partner dies during a bondage sex game.
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12
Plumberton
The couple plays a BDSM game where Jessie is handcuffed to a bed and Gerald sexually dominates her. She expresses discomfort a few moments in, but Gerald ignores her and continues. After further protest, Gerald stops, but verbally belittles her. In a flashback scene later in the film, 12-year old Jessie sits on her fathers lap while he masturbates (not assault strictly speaking, but certainly sexual abuse).
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7
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TheCassandraComplex
Yes, a woman’s mouth is covered while her husband is trying to force her participate in his rape fantasy.
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cam
as someone who has been SA'd, there are several scenes that are very triggering. if you aren't able to watch those i would recommend skipping this movie because the majority of it is about SA
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Bodily Harm
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1
towards the end of the movie she cuts herself on her wrist and palm to get herself out of the handcuff
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8
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TheCassandraComplex
Major, major hand and wrist damage. Might want to skip the film because it’s somewhat central to the plot, as weird as that sounds.
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Are there dislocations?
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2
Is there throat mutilation?
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4
Does someone struggle to breathe?
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15
Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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There is a guy who kills people and eats their flesh. Not actually shown him eating, but you can see the mutilation of the corpse.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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8
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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5
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aiwxo
Not shown, but discussed. Gerald choked Jess during sex and describes it as "the best sex he has had in ages"
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Is someone burned alive?
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39
Is someone buried alive?
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25
Is there body horror?
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9
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Is there amputation?
18 supporters
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TheCassandraComplex
Not quite but almost. (SPOILERS) Someone nearly takes off their own hand while trying to escape handcuffs.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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9
Is there a hanging?
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25
Does someone asphyxiate?
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8
Yes
3
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1
GreyCaprice
Mentioned, and some teeth shown in a box.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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0
Does someone break a bone?
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Yes
37
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3
Yes
2
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TheCassandraComplex
Mentioned but not shown.
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sarahcastic
Only mentioned.
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Yes
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5
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thomasfernandomusic
Wrist mutilation. Shown in graphic detail.
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Is someone tortured?
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10
Does someone fall down stairs?
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8
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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33
Yes
11
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19
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PigeonQueen
A corpse is briefly shown with its eye sockets empty from having its eyeballs eaten.
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Is someone stabbed?
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4
Yes
17
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0
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KristenC
1:19:45 is when the degloving starts, it's over by 1:20:48. Her wrist/hand is still gory but it just looks like a bloody hand afterwards. She quickly bandages it with a pad.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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8
Does a kid die?
34 supporters
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1
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47
Yes
18
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1
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IoriSylvor
Protagonist's father is shown sexually assaulting her (as a child) during a dream/memory sequence.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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4
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TheCassandraComplex
No but there are other bugs crawling on a bed that has become soiled.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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9
Yes
10
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IoriSylvor
In the beginning of the movie, the protagonist's husband dies of a heart attack on top of her during sexual activities.
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Does a non-human character die?
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0
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7
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
9
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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0
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10
1
TheCassandraComplex
No. (Vague spoilers) Carel Struycken has acromegaly. (/spoilers)
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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9
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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17
Does a parent die?
14 supporters
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1
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43
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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9
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15
3
PigeonQueen
A character speculates about their partner's possible cheating but it is never confirmed.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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14
Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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1
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3
Fear
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5
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vlixxord
The Moonlight Man appears a couple times unexpectedly but it is never accompanied by a loud sound.
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Is someone possessed?
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28
Are there ghosts?
9 supporters
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2
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6
PigeonQueen
There are hallucinations of dead people but no ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
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40
Are there natural bodies of water?
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4
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1
Is trypophobic content shown?
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4
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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5
Is there a shower scene?
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35
Are there mannequins?
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5
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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11
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2
Does someone vomit?
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0
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32
0
Smorgasbord
A woman coughs up some water into a sink later on in the film. It isn't too distressing.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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0
2
aiwxo
Dog eats a dead man's arm.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
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31
Is there audio gore?
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2
Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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10
Yes
2
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2
1
Anonymous
A man is shown in handcuffs in a courtroom being sentenced for murder.
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LGBTQ+
2
Anonymous
A name from a character's traumatic childhood is repeated back to them multiple times. It's used in the same antagonizing way as a deadname can be.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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4
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gaydria
BOOK ONLY: The primary antagonist of Gerald's game is later depicted as transgendered/crossdresser who wears lingerie.

This was a bit of a shock it did nothing to add any depth to the story... I should have known because it's Stephen King, but if any of you are considering reading the book and are trans or a trans ally, you may want to just be prepared for that
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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0
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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0
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29
Are needles/syringes used?
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33
Is there a mental institution scene?
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30
Yes
15
No
13
2
Larkinik
Jessie is briefly shown in hospital at the end.
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1
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3
1
KristenC
It is mentioned but not shown
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Does someone have cancer?
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0
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33
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Yes
56
No
0
14
Soph
The main character does harm themselves, although they do so to escape and not for suicidal reasons.
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Is autism misrepresented?
25 supporters
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0
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4
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GreyCaprice
SPOILER Near the end of the film the "moonlight man" is revealed to be a mentally ill disabled man whose criminal graverobbing escalates to assault and murder.
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KristenC
Basically the whole movie
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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4
Yes
2
No
4
2
Anonymous
To an extreme degree.
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2
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2
0
TheCassandraComplex
Anxiety/panic attacks but no autistic meltdowns.
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Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
Yes
4
No
6
2
Anonymous
Do not watch if you have sensory issues regarding loud chewing or licking. The dog eats raw meat very loudly the entire runtime.
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is there body dysmorphia?
23 supporters
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0
No
33
Yes
0
No
11
Are there anxiety attacks?
23 supporters
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Yes
28
No
2
Yes
14
No
18
4
Anonymous
She is bound to the bed almost the entire movie
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
30 supporters
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0
No
34
Is there autism specific abuse?
34 supporters
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0
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19
4
sarahcastic
No, but the slashing of a wrist is pretty triggering
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Does a baby cry?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
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31
Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Are there flashing lights or images?
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Yes
3
No
33
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
6 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there childbirth?
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0
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29
Are there abortions?
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Yes
0
No
28
Are there babies or unborn children?
15 supporters
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0
No
9
Does someone miscarry?
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0
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33
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
No
25
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
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0
No
26
Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Are there homophobic slurs?
37 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
0
No
19
Yes
1
No
10
0
gaydria
BOOK ONLY: The primary antagonist of Gerald's game is later depicted as a crossdresser who wears lingerie.

This was a bit of a shock it did nothing to add any depth to the story... I should have known because it's Stephen King, but if any of you are considering reading the book and are trans or a trans ally, you may want to just be prepared for that
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Is there hate speech?
23 supporters
Yes
29
No
14
8
GwendolynCox
Some derogatory language and jokes against women
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
34
10
SalyxWoodbine
At first I while I was watching this I thought the other commenter was blowing things out of proportion, but no. Suddenly the scary lurking monster is a real person with a real disability (the actor has Acromegaly). There’s no reason for this. He could have been a real person without a disability and when she confronted him in the court room the fact that he wasn’t as scary as she’d thought would have worked well with the parallels the movie was getting at. Instead we get yet another disabled person demonized in a horror movie.
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Are there n-words?
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Race
Is there blackface?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
10
No
1
0
Vanna36933
I guess this is open to interpretation. The husband looks a lot older than the wife (protagonist).
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Yes
59
No
1
7
GwendolynCox
The couple builds up to having sex but does not follow through. Discussions of sex. Middle of the movie as well, see "sexual assault" answer. (rephrasing because other comment had spoilers)
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Is someone sexually objectified?
31 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Are there nude scenes?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there bestiality?
62 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
1
TheCassandraComplex
Yes. Probably not a good film to watch if BDSM is a trigger. There is a really, really bad and dangerous attempt at BDSM that is central to the premise of the movie. Basically, a woman is handcuffed to a bed by her husband, who wants to spice things up. Wife is obviously uncomfortable while Husband attempts to r*ape roleplay, completely non-consensually, with zero discussion of boundaries or safewords first. Obviously, it doesn’t go over well and things escalate in a really bad way.
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TheCassandraComplex
Not exactly but (SPOILERS) a young girl, approximately 12-13 years old, is molested by her father and it’s presumably her first “sexual” encounter. She later refers to the event as the loss of her innocence. (Trigger warning: description of SA/incest for context… The father masturbates while daughter is sitting on his lap. Although it’s not explicitly shown, you see their faces during the event and it’s obvious what is happening.)
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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1 supporters
Yes
51
No
2
6
Ksg1059
Theres a scene where Jesse has a flashback to when she was sitting on her fathers lap while he masturbated. He later manipulates her into not telling anyone.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
8
Sickness
Yes
9
No
2
4
Main male character is assumed to have a stroke/heart attack as he's an older man and took Viagra
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
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0
No
8
Are there anti-abortion themes?
29 supporters
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0
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4
Are there fat suits?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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0
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31
Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
0
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3
Does it have a sad ending?
34 supporters
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Yes
1
No
34
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
52
No
0
6
Anonymous
Toward the end of the film, the main protagonist escapes and drives away in her car. She has trouble staying conscious during the drive and veers off the side of the road but is able to continue driving. Eventually she crashes the car and is visibly injured by the impact (blood comes from her mouth and nose). The sound of the crash alerts people living nearby who come and help her.
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Yes
11
No
2
0
vaguetype
And at the beginning, there's honking.
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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35
Yes
0
No
31
1
vaguetype
Dog almost gets hit
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is there blood/gore?
45 supporters
Yes
59
No
0
9
Anonymous
One of the protagonists in the film dies suddenly, and his body is eaten by a dog throughout the film. You can see the dog walking away with bits of flesh in his mouth. Blood pools on the floor from the death and is spread in footprints by the dog and another character.

Toward the end of the film, shown in a flashback, the protagonist anxiously squeezes a glass and causes it to shatter in her hand. It bleeds and she is bandaged.

The most graphic scene is where the protagonist again shatters a glass to cut her own hand and wrist but this time purposely. She uses a shard of the glass to slit her wrist in order to slick her hand with blood so that she may slip out of the handcuffs. She is shown doing this action a few times. As she pulls her hand out of the handcuffs, her hand partially degloves and the skin separates from it showing the tissue underneath. It is shown briefly but graphically, and again in glimpses until she eventually uses pads to bandage her hand. She falls unconscious and wakes up with the pads soaked with blood.

The partially eaten and decomposed body of another character is shown briefly.

The protagonist crashes a car and is shown with blood coming from her nose and mouth.


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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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