Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Movie • 2019 • Horror  

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Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.
This movie contains 52 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
217 supporters
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WontWatchIfDogDies
The dog does not die or get hurt. He gets freaked out and runs away unharmed.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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gothiccobweb
a dog is mildly disturbed but it’s not too bad.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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6
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Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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38
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22
14
JoeMyGodGaming
There is part of the film where someone is slowly being chase by a monster and its around every corner
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10
Kaizokuokubey
A major plot point of a movie is a woman who was abused in the past. A later scene depicts the protagonist experiencing said womans memories of abuse. Nothing too graphic.
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Anonymous
Main villain suffered abuse in the past. There’s an explicit line where the protagonist says she’s become the monster her abusers said she was
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33
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17
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atthehuskinbee
The girl with albinism that wrote the stories is repeatedly blamed by her family for crimes she didn't do, to where all the townsfolk believe she committed them and try to stay away from her. She's even sent to a mental institution by her family to try and convince her she did them through shock therapy and other methods.
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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59
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3
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kotey
there is audio of it, but it is never shown.
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Addiction
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50
Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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8
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ka.jones1113
One of the characters is asked “are you drunk again?” by his mom so it’s implied he may be an alcoholic but it’s very brief, not a focus, and not mentioned again
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41
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13
6
spinalrust
there is, in fact, underage drinking, but not on screen
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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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71
Are animals abused?
118 supporters
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8
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63
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Ollie2
A bully attempts to kick a chicken out of the way but he misses, because he is drunk.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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4
Does a cat die?
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67
Does a pet die?
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9
Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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eatchipsnow
there are way more spiders in the sceen where the come out of the face
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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55
Are there sharks?
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6
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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80
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spinalrust
the scarecrow scenes have a lot of hissing cockroaches (if you wanna get specific), and the whole Red Dot scene is all about spiders and body horror
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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5
Is there pedophilia?
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5
Is someone held under water?
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4
Is rape mentioned?
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4
Is someone restrained?
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5
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6
Is someone sexually assaulted?
116 supporters
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52
Yes
0
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4
Bodily Harm
Yes
6
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37
2
slvrthedgehog
The protagonist has a razor blade in her drawer which could imply that she cuts herself but it’s never shown
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ka.jones1113
During the scarecrow scene there is a character whose throat is clogged and struggles to breathe
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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21
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Redwolfe
one of the monsters' powers is absorbing people through their torso/chest. it is not technically cannibalism or vore but may be triggering
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Is someone crushed to death?
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8
Is someone choked?
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4
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Is someone burned alive?
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48
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cagey
Not buried alive per se, but one character dies by being kind of absorbed into a monster.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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Anonymous
Not exactly amputation but there is a scene where various body parts (arms, legs, head, and torso) fall down a fireplace and reconnect forming one whole body . In another scene the monster gets hit by a car and falls apart, reconnecting again. Not technically amputation but still may be distressing If amputation bothers you
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invariantBlackout
At one point, one of the monsters shoves his own head through bars of a cell.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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9
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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spinalrust
repeated mention of a young woman hanging herself
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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LinLinLovesAnimals
Their is a monster who can disassemble and reassemble as well as shove his way through small spaces and his mouth just smooshed but not damaged.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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55
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Kaizokuokubey
The Jangly Man is a creature whose constantly shown breaking his bones to get around.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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21
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66
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Kaizokuokubey
A ghost is missing a toe. There are close ups of the toe and the foot.
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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57
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4
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rachwood
Electroshock therapy is used but not shown, only heard.
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7
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Fishbear
Towards the beginning a character is pushed from a doorway down stairs by another character, but is caught before being injured or touching the ground
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Yes
45
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rachwood
An eyeball separate from a body is shown
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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gothiccobweb
a character is stabbed with a pitchfork
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Is there excessive gore?
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15
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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60
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4
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Ashley85
Technically we are not 100% sure they died they just disappeared the boy under under the bed was dragged into the wall and the boy In the hospital just got absorbed into the monster. The first kid got turned into a scarecrow.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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9
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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1
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7
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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0
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11
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audreypom
The blind elderly woman Lou Lou is played by seeing actress Lorraine Toussaint.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Yes
5
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29
1
404_s_p_a_c_e_404
Kind of? The main character is dragged to another room against her will by several people, it isn't technically kidnapping but might resemble a similar situation.
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Does a parent die?
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1
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50
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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44
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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0
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21
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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3
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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72
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0
Is someone possessed?
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1
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42
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Several, of different kinds. Some of them, who are in a past that sort of blends with the present, look and act 100% like living persons, whereas other are scary-looking (whitish and with strange eyes etc.).
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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47
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7
13
spinalrust
for just a few scenes one of the characters, Auggie, dresses as a Pierrot for Halloween. not quite a clown but very clown like (he doesn't have any make up, or a nose on, however)
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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8 supporters
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3
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4
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audreypom
There is a razor blade seen in Stella’s desk drawer.
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Is there a shower scene?
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42
Are there mannequins?
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8
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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18
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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bonnie
not quite - in one scene a boy gags as straw comes up his throat. in another a boy retches. neither vomit
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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5
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0
Not directly, but one of the kids gets absorbed into the monster by her holding him to her chest, so it still has potential to be triggering
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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1
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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47
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spinalrust
a character spits out food, and another pulls out things from his throat (both in tense manners)
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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28
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1
0
glitterpop95
You can hear a character being stabbed with a pitchfork.
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Is there farting?
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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1
No
19
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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7
Are there transphobic slurs?
33 supporters
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0
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8
Yes
0
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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7
Medical
Yes
70
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0
16
WontWatchIfDogDies
You don’t see, but you hear it.
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5
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42
5
SparkieKong
but someone pokes their finger for blood
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Kaizokuokubey
They hint the hospital is also a mental institution.
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Yes
56
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0
9
spinalrust
a whole scene takes place in pennhurst, which was a real life mental facility where they abused patients (there's even audio recording of someone abusing/torturing a patient in the film)
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Does someone have cancer?
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44
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
30 supporters
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Yes
9
No
1
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Yes
2
No
39
5
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Someone pricks their own finger, drawing blood, but that's for a "practical" reason, not out of mental/emotional suffering.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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3
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12
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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4
2
evfett
the main ghost supposedly committed suicide, but it's never shown, only referenced several times
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
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5
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0
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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Yes
1
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13
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
28
No
28
16
KSciLabGuy
BODY HORROR IS NOT BODY DYSMORPHIA PLEASE STOP

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18
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
42
No
6
Yes
43
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0
5
Kaizokuokubey
The protagonist is locked inside a small room. She panics.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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44
Yes
2
No
31
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atthehuskinbee
There is no autism specific abuse. However, one of the main plot points of the movie is a girl with albinism who's repeatedly abused by her family for the way she looks.
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rachwood
There is repeated mention of a woman hanging herself but it is never shown
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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3
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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1
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3
Does a baby cry?
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0
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16
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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5
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27
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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4
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gothiccobweb
lots of screaming
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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7
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Kaizokuokubey
Theres a hospital scene where a light flickers white to red repeatedly.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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12
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
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12
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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43
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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51
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
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13
Does someone miscarry?
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0
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43
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
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49
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Yes
12
No
36
1
kotey
it’s not so much a joke, but they describe a monster as a fat woman.
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Does the black guy die first?
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46
Are there homophobic slurs?
32 supporters
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1
No
26
8
Potatoboy97
During the opening whilst "Season of the Witch" plays, several Nixon & Agnew campaign posters are graffitied with Swastikas
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
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0
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19
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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65
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0
15
Ashley85
The term wetback is spray painted on a young man's car who is Mexican
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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6
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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11
bonnie
the closest thing is the family abusing a girl because she was born with albinism
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Are there n-words?
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28
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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0
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11
Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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Yes
1
No
42
Is someone sexually objectified?
24 supporters
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0
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11
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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0
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10
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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0
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7
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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0
No
5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
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Yes
1
No
54
Sexism
Yes
0
No
11
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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0
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10
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Social
Yes
12
No
1
3
Sigilmancy
Ramon isn't technically 'homeless' but he is implied to be living out of his car as a migrant worker following the harvests.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Yes
15
No
33
7
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
It ends on a hopeful note, but the results of the horrible events have not been reversed.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
58
No
1
7
Kaizokuokubey
Two
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
48
Yes
51
No
1
11
Kaizokuokubey
A Monster
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
28
No
17
6
Kaizokuokubey
Characters are stabbed but no blood is ever shown. Tiny drops appear from the book but nothing overly graphic.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
No
45
Yes
10
No
33
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spinalrust
a cop shoots at a monster, but it's not unprovoked or at another human
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