American Horror Story: Freakshow

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Does the dog die?
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I would argue yes but I'm not sure. About 40 mins into season 4 episode 1, it's revealed that a woman was drugged and "used" by men, its then shown on a projector screen? For a pretty long time too so if this is triggering I would definitely skip, I had to.

20ish minutes into season 4 episode 4 Elsa is drugged and it feels very similar to rape so I would just skip, but they don't have sex with her they chop off her leg.
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Does a pet die?
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it doesn’t really show it happening but there is a dead cat shown during dally’s backstory
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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• 25-30 minutes into s4 episode 4, two men with dwarfism say that they're jealous of the clowns job because kids get to sit on his lap. They then, invite the clown (twisty) to smoke with them at a bonfire and tell him that they know he liked to do things with kids and that the police are coming. (Twisty didn't do anything)
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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clownish
S4
 E7
jimmy mentions killing and skinning a rabbit to make a coat for ma petite around 24 minutes
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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icyvveins
Dell is abusive towards his wife Desiree and several other women
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icyvveins
Dandy Mott gaslights Bette
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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Around 24 minutes into episode 2, the bald guy screams at a kid to shut up and then tries to kill it (if this is triggering, i would skip as soon as the bearded woman says "stay away from my jimmy" Around 30 mins into episode 1, they're adults so I don't know if it counts but the twins mother slaps them in a flashback.

All scenes with Penny's Dad *even though she's an adult*
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Anonymous
Ethel Darking abuses alcohol to the point of cirrhosis of the liver. Alcoholism of other characters is menotioned several times.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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kysterj
“Meep the Geek” bites the heads off of some poultry in the first couple episodes. Very graphic.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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Misanthrope
Season 4 Episode 8

At 1:20 min or 43.00 min left they show a black and white cat already dead on the ground in pool of blood showing Dandy killed him.
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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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icyvveins
The bugs are extremely minor though
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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1
Around 40 minutes into episode one, a blonde woman comes out, freaking out and trying to leave. It's revealed that Elsa drugged her and set her up to be raped. I had to fassforward for my own ptsd so I don't know how graphic it is but she's shown on a big projector screen what happened to her. Elsa then tells her she enjoyed it.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Forest_rat
S4
 E1
Women found dead with blood around her and what looks like line around her throat
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Dandy briefly talks about cannibalism during his first trip to the psychiatrist
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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thesunandtherainfall
It is revealed that a characters legs were cut off and another character gets his hands cut off.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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barrettgeorgia_
episode 3, 13th minute
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Anonymous
Surgeon/doctors hand bones are broken by Dell Toledo
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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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thesunandtherainfall
i wouldn't say excessive as much as realistic, but be aware there is A LOT of gore through out the season.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Death
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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CielMarie
It’s almost, Dessi who is married to dell fools around with jimmy while dell is away. They ended up not going far but the intent was there.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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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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sailorvenus69
There's Twisty the Clown, Dandy wore a clown mask in an episode.
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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nati
episode 12: jimmy throws up when being introduced to the crowd by ethel. Look away after chester cries over marjorie.
episode 11: jimmy throws up after being handed a bottle by stanley at the beginning of the episode.
episode 9: jimmy throws up when caught with barbara drunk.
episode 7: jimmy throws up outside of a bar after drinking with dell.
episode 1: at the beginning a nurse throws up into a green trash can.
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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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Medical
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icyvveins
but it is mentioned
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CielMarie
Someone shoots poison in a cupcake with a needle and syringe but no one uses it on skin
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icyvveins
Pepper is committed to the same Asylum that is used in season 2
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twentytwo
Episode 11, after an ambulance picks Jimmy up
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oofmachine36
No one has cancer but Ethel darling does have a health issue that would kill her (liver issue)
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Mental Health
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thesunandtherainfall
Elsa frequently gets flash backs to her trauma.
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icyvveins
The only self-harm is substance abuse not cutting
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thesunandtherainfall
it is implied that a few characters are mentally ill.
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Ethel attempts to kill Elsa and then herself after she hears Elsa talking about killing the twin sisters
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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oofmachine36
At the end of the series someone is trapped in a rather small box that fills with water as he struggles till drowning as well as a man in a small cage
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icyvveins
There is excessive eating by Ima Wiggles
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I would say that twisty the clown shows symptoms of autism or another mental disability and this is taken advantage of by his physically disabled colleagues. 30 ish minutes into S4 ep 4, the two men with dwarfism invite the clown around the fire, they then make fun of him and trick him into thinking the police are after him because "they know he did things to little kids" which he didn't do. His whole backstory focuses on his mental disability and trauma around his backstory.
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icyvveins
it is mentioned in passing and never shown on screen
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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thesunandtherainfall
not very often but it does happen towards the end.
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Is there shakey cam?
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icyvveins
There are two scenes where an old movie reel is used that does have flashing imagery
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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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Miki2727
Not graphic, but Ethel giving birth to jimmy is shown and seen as a “spectacle” by onlookers
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Are there abortions?
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twentytwo
SPOILER //// Episode 10 - people talk about killing a young baby. We don’t see any violence but water with blood is shown after the death is implied.
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Anonymous
Desiree Dupree has a miscarriage
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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There is fatphobia. In S4 ep 8, a fat woman is introduced and she talks about how bad her mother treated her and how she feels being fat. Elsa invites her to the circus.
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oofmachine36
A character is intersex (unsure) and is raised as a boy till puberty in her back story, but develops as a female and her husband says she isn't fully woman until a doctor confirms it. Misgendering is mostly centered around backstory of being mistaken as a boy when she is fully woman with abnormal parts
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Does the black guy die first?
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icyvveins
era-appropriate usages of "queer, poof, fruit, etc"
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Is there hate speech?
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icyvveins
there is homophobic language used
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Throughout the whole show.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Barbara (the fat lady) is horribly objectified.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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oofmachine36
I dont think its explicitly incest but Jimmy does have a sexual moment with a woman who is technically his step mother yet he does not know at the time
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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thesunandtherainfall
the ending is very bittersweet, but mainly sweet, while most characters die they end up in the same afterlife together again.
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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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Is there gun violence?
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