A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Movie • 1987 • Horror  

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It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.
This movie contains 53 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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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is someone eaten?
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Signal_Ehxx
someone is nearly swallowed whole by a snake/eel like freddy head
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Signal_Ehxx
while the actual cut isnt shown on screen the head is for 15ish seconds very close up
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Dreamdust1600
Not physically but but Kristen's mom is definitely emotionally abusive
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Not deliberately, but the psychiatric staff is trying to convince the teens that Freddy isn't real even though he totally is.
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Is a child abused?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Patricia Arquette's mother is very verbally and emotionally abusive towards her. Also, Freddy abuses all of the kids.
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Addiction
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Again, sort of. Freddy kills the former addict by injecting her against her will which would probably be very triggering for anyone with a former needle drug problem.
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Is there addiction?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
A former heroine addict is one of the characters. There is also an orderly who tries to talk her into breaking into a medicine supply room to get high who appears to be an addict himself.
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Nancy's dad.
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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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hermitcrab
No animal corpses /exactly/, though I would still note a scene where Nancy comes across a rotting, cooked pig which comes to life for this category.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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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 alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Sort of. Freddy turns into sort of a snake-like creature and tries to eat one of the teens, but there is not a literal snake.
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
There is a fly towards the beginning.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Signal_Ehxx
a child dreams of an adult nurse taking him off somewhere with the intent of sexual acts. it is a freddy lure.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Signal_Ehxx
yes and EXTREMELY graphically. the act is not discribed in detail but it hits you like a ton of bricks.

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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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hermitcrab
I would add the scene in which an adult orderly makes advances on a teenage patient and tries to convince her to use drugs with him, and a scene where Freddy, appearing as a female nurse, attempts to seduce another teenage patient before ultimately kidnapping and torturing him.
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Bodily Harm
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hermitcrab
A fair amount of cutting/slashing done by Freddy, including the part mentioned by another user where a character's wrist is cut, making it look self-inflicted. There is also a pretty gruesome scene in particular where a patient's arms and legs are sliced open and the tendons used as marionette strings.
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Are any hands damaged?
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hermitcrab
A scene where Freddy holds a character by the throat for a bit and the character is clearly gasping and struggling. This does not go on for long enough to kill him.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Scarybitch
Idk if it counts but one of the victims is killed by having her head crushed into the inside of a TV screen
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hermitcrab
Not onscreen, though references are made to Freddy being burned to death.
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hermitcrab
SPOILERS (kind of): There is a scene toward the end in which Freddy attempts to bury a character alive, but only ends up shoveling some dirt over him and leaving. The character survives.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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hermitcrab
Yes, if you count a decapitated head, but no amputation of limbs that I recall.
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Does a head get squashed?
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There are severe and graphic tendon injuries inflicted on a character but not the Achille's Tendon
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Is there a hanging?
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TaraYoung
Several bodies are seen hanging during a dream sequence.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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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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Anonymous
While there is no mutilation, Freddy’s fingers turn into syringes in one scene.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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hermitcrab
The comment above is true of one scene, but for clarity I would add that there is an earlier scene in which a character very much dies after falling from a high place.
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hermitcrab
A scene where Nancy stabs Freddy in the eye.
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Is someone stabbed?
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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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TaraYoung
Several teenagers are killed throughout.
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Dreamdust1600
There is a scene were an adult nurse seduces a teenage boy (probably around 14 or 15 years old)
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does a major character die?
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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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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Mehperson...
Kind of. Freddy keeps one of the teens hostage but he survives.
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Does a parent die?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Definitely yes.
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Does someone cheat?
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hermitcrab
I would say no, but there is a scene in which a tricycle is shown melting, which could be related.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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hermitcrab
Also the ghost of a nun that appears to a character, and Freddy pretending to be the ghost of a character's family member.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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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?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Signal_Ehxx
no, but there is a very small amount of drool from the faces in freddy's chest in the very later half of the movie during one scare.

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Is there audio gore?
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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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SiRenfield
It continues the franchise trend of the Springwood Police being very ineffective, and while not necessarily a “bad guy” Nancy’s father is presented as a very flawed person.
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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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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Anonymous
Freddy kills a girl by turning his finger knives into syringes.

"Let's get high" indeed, Freddy...
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Most of the movie takes place in one.
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TaraYoung
The majority of the movie takes place inside a hospital.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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OJAndToothpaste
Both Lisa and her father are very clearly shaken up by their experiences from the first film. Additionally, most of the patients have some form of traumatic past.
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duckinalagoon
A girl is controlled by Freddy and wakes up to her self harming. The wound is shown. This occurs early in the movie.

Quite a few references to self harming during the film.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Metta
spoilers - while its not on screen, there's a story told about a woman who works at a mental institute is left alone with the patients and repeatedly sexually assaulted by them. the story is very much the standard "violent and dangerous mentally ill people" ableism.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Spoiler:

A character dies from jumping off a building because Freddy forced him to. He didn't want to but his death is still ruled as a suicide by the people around him.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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Signal_Ehxx
freddy's claws scraping are overwhelmingly loud and high pitched in this one, though i will say it only happens in one scene this time
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Cryptid_Crow
Body HORROR is not body DYSMORPHIA. Body dysmorphia, often tied in with disordered eating or working out, centers around intrusive thoughts and distress surrounding a perceived bodily flaw (i.e. size of thighs, stomach, muscle mass, etc.) that is not perceivable by others. Google the definition of things that you don't know. I see this conflated with body horror far too much on this website.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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There's a scene where the kids are trapped in a room while the walls are closing in on them. They don't get crushed but it might trigger claustrophobia
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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MicahRuiz
(Spoiler) A character is killed by Freddy and it is perceived by the staff as a suicide. The scene is very graphic and bloody. The character “jumps” from the top of a building.
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
YES. There is a metronome with a beam of very bright concentrated light shining at it in the middle, so every time the pendulum swings through it, it flashes very brightly (to hypnotize people). I have strobe sensitivity and had to cover my eyes to get through those scenes. It was very difficult for me.
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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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Sweet_Gwendolyn
He survives!!!!
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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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hermitcrab
In addition, I would argue a lot of the behavior of the doctors and orderlies toward the patients is pretty invalidating in a way many will find reminiscent of real-life ableism in mental institutions, whether or not it counts as such within the film itself.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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SiRenfield
Mind you this later revealed to be a dream/trap by Freddy ,but still a teen boy fantasizes about having intercourse with an older female nurse
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Sex
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TaraYoung
A boy and a nurse make out. Her b*****s are shown.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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An adult woman is shown completely naked except for a thong
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
I'm not sure why people are saying no. It ends with the funeral of a beloved character, and other characters also die in the finale, as well.

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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Characters are menaced by junkyard cars possessed by Freddy, but are not ultimately hit by them.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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hermitcrab
Both.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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