Scanners

Movie • 1981 • Horror  

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After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them.
This movie contains 23 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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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
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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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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Assault
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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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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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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It's why you're watching the movie.
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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 down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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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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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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huviks
Several times during the movie, scanners take control of others' minds to force them to do things they otherwise wouldn't, including murder and suicide.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Does someone vomit?
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hermitcrab
No, though there is one moment where a character makes retching sounds and looks as if he's going to.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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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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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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hermitcrab
A character is shown after having drilled a shallow hole in the middle of his forehead.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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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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Some CRT screen flickering.
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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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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
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Anonymous
A little hard to say: Maybe?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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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
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Anonymous
The film is best known for an extremely gory head explosion.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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