Bird Box

Movie • 2018 • Horror  

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Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
This movie contains 41 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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Anonymous
People in here seem slightly confused. This is the section of the Bird Box book, not the movie. The dog does not appear at all in the movie, but in the book there is a dog that is affected by the creatures and dies.
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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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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is someone choked?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Abandonment
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nyancatspunksibling
In a way. As someone with this trigger I was able to get through this movie ez.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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synth1919
No one's stalked but the creatures sort of follow them in some respect. You can't see them though, only when the kids hear voices and when the wind blows wildly.
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Taryn
There isn’t, however one of the characters seems to imply her family having an unhealthy structure at a few points. It is never specified what’s wrong with it, so I don’t know for sure if part of it is domestic abuse.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
69 supporters
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Anonymous
As stated before, the protagonist is strongly implied to not want any children, yet she ends up having to raise two of them.

Even though she tries to ensure their survival, she is cold towards them, commanding, often yells at them and hasn't given them names. At some point she shakes a 5yo child after she disobeyed an order.

This goes on for pretty much the entire movie, but doesn't go beyond verbal abuse and that one moment where she shakes the girl.
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Addiction
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Anonymous
One of the characters is seen trying to swallow a bunch of pills (which are strongly implied to be drugs) but is stopped by another character. There is no further mention of drugs after this scene.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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25
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schadd
not as a significant component of the movie but douglas is probably alcohol addicted
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Anonymous
First, the protagonist and her sister talk about drinking wine while the protagonist is pregnant.

Later on a character is seen drinking in the alcohol aisle of a store. Later on, he is seen bringing alcohol back to the house and drinking, implying that he probably drinks often.

He offers a glass of whiskey to the pregnant protagonist, who accepts and drinks it.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
55 supporters
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MichaelOttinger
No. Though a wild horse runs down a city street during a riot.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
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Anonymous
The birds all survive.
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Are animals abused?
113 supporters
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MMM
A character attempts to harm budgies by sticking them in the fridge (unsuccessful) starts at 1:17:15 ends 1:18:32. Is in the middle of a plot important scene but you should be able to figure out what's happening through context.
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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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131
Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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101
Are there spiders?
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101
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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93
Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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MichaelOttinger
Thought those were insects, but pretty sure they're just swirling leaves.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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4
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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2
Is rape mentioned?
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3
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Yes
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debijayn
At one point a character is tied to a chair.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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nyancatspunksibling
No.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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5
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Lindsay Sorensen
A person is repeatedly cut with a machete.
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debijayn
The main character falls into some river rapids.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Anonymous
In the first few scenes of the movie, a woman in some sort of hallucinatory state walks and sits into a burning car.

The scene is not extremely explicit and the woman is not heard screaming, nor does she show any pain whatsoever, however there still is a clear shot of her sitting inside of the burning car.
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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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Yes
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Lilly
A car runs over a man's head as he lies in the road. Only the characters in the car's reactions are shown (they don't see what happened and assume it's a speed bump), but the noise is quite graphic.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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charmedward
Sort of? A character jumps from a window and something on them catches and holds them in place. A character says that this person is hanging, and then we're told that this person's body hits the side of the wall, buffeted by a breeze. Perhaps needless to say, this person does not survive.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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FlawlessMe
Malorie chaps a tooth while on the river
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Animalgirlmep
There are people who are crushed by cars/ rubble at one point, although it’s not usually shown. There is also one person who bashed their head open against a wall.
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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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Animalgirlmep
Not by another person. The film is centered around an entity that forces people to commit suicide, but even while burning in a fire or being crushed by a car, no one shows any reaction to the pain.
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Sigilmancy
At some point on the river trip the main character stops to get more supplies and goes up some outside stairs to reach the place. When she's scrambling to get out later she falls down the stairs a little bit but it's nothing major though it could still be triggering.
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Anonymous
A woman throws herself out of a window right after she gave birth. She is seen falling, but there is no close shot of her body after it hit the ground.
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Kaleigh
No, however there is a scene where someone's eyes are forcibly held open.
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Is someone stabbed?
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1
Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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6
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
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GwendolynCox
(spoilers) the main child characters do not. However, a parent in the house receives a call from their daughter as she sees the monster.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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3
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0
Does a non-human character die?
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4
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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9
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
6 supporters
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moonstone
yes, a parent does die

[SPOILERS]

olympia, the second pregnant lady we meet, gets her eyes forced open. she jumps out a window, shortly after she delivered her child.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
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Lex Xie Barner
Subtle but loud, ends in being attacked. Not extremely sudden. Happens when a person is blindfolded and aiming a gun. Happens on a boat
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user27597
i'd say so. not explicitly like, demon-possessed i guess, but they are at LEAST strongly influenced by the monster in a way that highly resembles possession.
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Are there ghosts?
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ItsMe
*SPOILERS!!!*
There are no ghosts BUT the voices that the kids and Malorie hear is the *monster thing* trying to make them take their blindfolds off so they would look at it. It can also mimic the look of someone, as seen in the beginning of the movie, where Lydia goes in the street to help pregnant Malorie to get up she starts "talking" to something that looks like her mom, later to find out that her mom has been dead for a while, so we can say that it was the creature trying to get her to commit suicide.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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0
Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
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3
Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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pinkwhale
There are 2 pregnant women and their water breaks when they're about to give birth. We can see and hear it very clearly
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Does someone vomit?
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Anonymous
Near the start of the film, Sandra Bullock vomits loudly into a toilet after being handed a leaflet in the hospital - it happens after a sudden cut so took me by surprise as there is zero warning.
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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75
Is there audio gore?
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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 deadnaming or birthnaming?
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Yes
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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ItsMe
While there is so scene, we learn halfway through the movie that there are some people that escaped from a mental institution for the criminally insane that can look at the thing and not die. They go *hunting* for the survivors trying to get them to look at the creature.
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Anonymous
The main character is pregnant and goes to the hospital for a checkup on her baby.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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4
No
2
Yes
108
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Anonymous
The whole plot of the movie revolves around an unknown force/demon influencing people to try and kill themselves. Several people die in graphic ways, by injuries caused by themselves.
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charmedward
Debatable. The book often calls people 'mad' once they've seen the creatures and those people then go on to hurt others and themselves. It's not a real mental illness, but it could be uncomfortable for some readers.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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4
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quinnalec
the whole plot of the movie is about a mysterious force that causes people to k*ll themselves
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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2
Does someone have a meltdown?
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1
Is there misophonia?
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6
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1
Is there ABA therapy?
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0
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Yes
1
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Yes
27
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0
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Aniamlgirlmep
I don’t know if it’s technically an “anxiety attack” since we don’t know what causes it, but a few of the people seem to have symptoms similar to anxiety attacks when committing suicide.
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Crystal Dunn
Some group members travel to a local supermarket by driving a car solely on GPS, with all of the windows covered in newspaper. The entire drive can be considered claustrophobic, but there is a particular scene where the Presence overtakes the entire car and the car emits proximity alerts in every direction, which was particularly claustrophobia-inducing.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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18
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Anonymous
The entire plot of the movie revolves around an entity that, upon being seen, sends people in a frenzy and has them kill themselves.

None of those people are specifically suicidal in the first place, however. Their self-induced deaths are one hundred percent caused by an otherworldy influence.

Though, if self-induced death is a no-no for you, it's impossible to watch the movie while avoiding it.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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0
Does a baby cry?
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0
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charmedward
The babies cry nearly every time we flashback to them, but as it's a book it probably won't distress the reader.
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Is there shakey cam?
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StriderDiaz
Only during river scene.
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Is there screaming?
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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someonesomewhere
A computer monitor is knocked over at a point (with decent warning) and takes up a moderate percentage of the screen, but flickers a black and white static screen. The scene is fairly evenly lighted even with the screen, so the flashing is not overpowering. It does not seem fast enough to cause seizures, but I don't know enough about epilepsy to not mention it.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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2
Is the fourth wall broken?
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6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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7
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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50
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0
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someonesomewhere
There is a moderately graphic scene of childbirth with visible blood/etc. on the babies afterwards. The birthing is shown partially nude but with no visible concerning bits, with visible water breaking, verbalized contractions, but little emphasis on the actual birth itself as it happens other than a moderately encouraging phrase. It is not done as an aspect of horror, but other situations arises during the birth do.
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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8
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0
Yes
0
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Anonymous
There are no miscarriages, however, it should be noted that the main character is pregnant and she does fall on her stomach at one point, but this does not injure her baby and she has a healthy birth.
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Yes
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25
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Taryn
No, however a mother dies minutes after giving birth.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes
5
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Ectotechbiologist
It's worth mentioning that the gay man is asian, so a PoC does die first. There is also a scene where a black man sacrifices himself for a white family, so that trope very much exists here.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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17
Yes
0
No
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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9
Is there hate speech?
19 supporters
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4
No
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Kaleigh
Homophobia/racism is implied from one character through some of his comments, though it is never stated outright.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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4
Yes
202
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8
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gabriellameade15
first half hour of film, guy sacrifices himself for group right after we are told he has/had a husband
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Anonymous
People from a mental institution are referred to as "psychos", and they are antagonists
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Are there n-words?
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19
Is there aphobia?
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0
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
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3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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0
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6
Sex
Yes
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Anonymous
The protagonist accidentally walks in on two adults having consensual s*x in the laundry room. You can see them naked and embraced for a few seconds before the protagonist immediately closes the door, apologizing.

The scene is not very graphic but you can hear and see them while the door is open.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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5
Are there nude scenes?
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0
Is there bestiality?
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
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29
Sexism
Yes
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6
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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0
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4
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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0
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3
Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
0
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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1
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4
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
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0
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4
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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3
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Deskfan
Certainly somewhat happy, but also with little hope as they are stuck in this one little place and when they leave the monsters can attack them
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Yes
128
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6
4
Anonymous
People seem to keep mixing the book and the movie. The movie does have a car crash, but not the book.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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1
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Anonymous
You *see* a plane on the ground, which is why, I assume, someone answered yes
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3
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Anonymous
A woman steps in front of a large vehicle (can't remember if lorry or bus) and you see the impact
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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2
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Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
106
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0
1
Animalgirlmep
Yes, at least 50% of the movie shows blood somewhere.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
74
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16
4
Anonymous
Hes practically dead before he goes under but does go under while alive.
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Yes
27
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2
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charmedward
In the book, the only firearms reference comes in the final chapter when a woman mentions carrying it to defend against wild animals. It is never used or even seen.
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