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Does the dog die?
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aftermathsos
There is a drawn-out, graphic, and brutal death of a dog. Could be considered animal torture, very upsetting.
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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 an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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lillianm
Beverly's abusive husband follows her to Derry
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Is there domestic violence?
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Yes
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lillianm
Beverly is gaslighted by her father
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Is a child abused?
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georgiaaaaaaaaa
Munchausen syndrome by proxy - Eddie's mother makes up his illnesses and gives him fake medication
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Addiction
Yes
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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)
102 supporters
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bylerisreddie
It’s described that Patrick puts pets in a refrigerator until they die it’s pretty brutal
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
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aftermathsos
Yes, very brutal poisoning of a dog.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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PeterBrittingham
Patrick Hofstetter takes pets, including cats, from his neighbors yards and puts them in an abandoned refrigerator during winter to freeze/starve.
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Does a pet die?
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Werezolft
Several pets are killed, notably Mike’s dog
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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invadermac
It’s real physical form is a giant spider
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Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Are there bugs?
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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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Its a bit iffy but bev’s dad demands that she pull down her pants so he can still make sure she is “pure” and bev’s mom asks if her dad touches her
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Is rape mentioned?
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Pantalones
Not only beaten up, downright tortured. A bully cuts another child with a knife.
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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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georgiaaaaaaaaa
character has asthma attacks and struggles to breathe often. there is a scene where main characters struggle to breathe in smoke
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Is there cannibalism?
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Anonymous
One chapter features a character remembering a fire at a nightclub. King describes the burning of several victims in detail.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Jay_isnt_cool
Not really, but a character does die by getting his arm torn off
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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BiblioAnon
There are brief mentions of town lynching victims in one of the interludes and another key figure is lynched by hanging after he has committed murder.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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BiblioAnon
Tom's teeth are damaged in the fight with Bev.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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BiblioAnon
Eddie breaks his arm twice.
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TheDreammweaver
That is in the 2017 Movie, not the book
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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?
59 supporters
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BridgetCraghill
Not physically but could be psychologically by the clown
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No one falls to their death in the book
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byler_stan
One character's fears are all about his eyes so there are some very gory eye scenes
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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LFAF1
Pennywise’s main food is eating children.
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Yes
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EllaDrawswell
There is a scene in which the characters perform intercourse??
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Yes
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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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skyleighkitty666
Yes! One of the kids kill their own parent.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Pantalones
A boy's younger brother is brutally murdered by Pennywise.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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killjxy
Most of the time you can sort of tell in a book when a scare is coming up, but there are abrupt and disturbing scenes in the It novel.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Pennywise isn't a ghost
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Are there clowns?
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coxj
Shockingly, there are clowns.
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Are there razors?
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Stanley kills himself by slitting his wrists
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Jay_isnt_cool
There is a scene in a bath, but I don't know if that counts.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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HorrorLaughs
Obviously you can’t see it so if you are sensitive to the subject then skip over (even though it’s not graphic) the first couple of lines when Richie’s part starts on page 60 and also it may be done somewhere else in the book but the book is 1153 pages long and I’m not currently re-reading it so.... not that I remember. If there is, then it shouldn’t be too graphic because I would have probably been triggered by it. Uhhh yeah... Safe readings 😄
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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MikeyRose
It's a book
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Is there farting?
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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 bisexual cheating?
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2
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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Yes
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Yes
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Yes
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trashmouthtozier
The father of a major character dies from cancer; we see him in the hospital in flashback, clearly suffering.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Yes
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BridgetCraghill
Kind of, they slice their hand in a way of creating a pact.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Yes
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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lillianm
It's implied that someone's asthma attacks may actually be anxiety attacks
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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BridgetCraghill
There is references to shaming an overweight child
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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1
Is there shakey cam?
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alansmithee
It’s a book.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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Yes pennywise constantly watches the kids, especially when they’re playing in the barrens
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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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Yes
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alansmithee
Young Ben is bullied for his weight by the secondary antagonist
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alansmithee
Survives the entire book.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
28
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1
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invadermac
The kids use antisemitic jokes on Stan, but it’s note hateful
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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Alexhazlett
Gay couple is berated and killed
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jdpamv
The gay characters are misrepresented which is particularly homophobic since they get gay bashed and one of them is murdered. Given the time the book was written, they aren't horrifically misrepresented, but it's for sure a triggering read today.
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Yes
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Anonymous
Yes, the first described victim is a gay man. A main character who is heavily coded to be gay also dies.
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Yes
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Are there n-words?
22 supporters
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BiblioAnon
There are many instances of the n-word and other related slurs. They appear in multiple chapters and are used heavily by one of the main antagonists.
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Yes
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Eslyea
There is a child orgie scene
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
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0
Are there nude scenes?
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Yes
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Is there bestiality?
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Pantalones
Putting it very bluntly, there is a child orgy. All characters involved are minors about the same age, 12 or so years old. Multiple boys have sex with one girl.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
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Maktopus
It is implied that Bev's father is a pedophile and has molested her.
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Sexism
Yes
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Social
Are there fat suits?
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Yes
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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Yes
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byler_stan
the ending is sad
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Yes
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Does a plane crash?
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Yes
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Yes
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IsabelSaunders
It is mentioned that bill was hit by a car when he was 3
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Yes
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Is there blood/gore?
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Yes
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
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Yes
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TrashKat
There is a flashback scene that involves a shoot out between a gang and the police/citizens of Derry
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