Scream

Movie • 1996 • Horror  

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A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
This movie contains 55 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
149 supporters
Yes
2
No
192
2
Fandomgirl022
No dogs die in the movie
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
2
sigmund
!!spoiler!!

Billy's mom leaving is referenced a few times throughout the movie, and is the main motive for Billy killing people, but it's not specifically said if she left without saying goodbye
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Yes
56
No
0
6
saste12
Technically yes. A character who is a teenager mentions their mom abandoned them, though it's not actually shown on-screen.
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Is an animal abandoned?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Abuse
Yes
3
No
19
0
sigmund
Billy's dad is a little sketchy, but he's not said or shown to be abusive
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Yes
0
No
24
Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
Yes
168
No
1
13
Sh3llbug
The main character, Sydney Prescott
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
101
No
53
20
Gab
Surprised by all the nos. (SPOILERS) The main character’s boyfriend literally tries to kill her.
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3
IrinaVerene
It's a horror movie centered around a female protagonist who is repeatedly attacked.
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1
Billy is neglected by his mother and cites it as a cause of his behaviour
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Yes
155
No
17
14
selinakarter
(((SPOILERS)))
.
.
.
Sidney believes her boyfriend is the killer and he constantly tells her she is incorrect and lying. It turns out she was right the whole time.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is a child abused?
55 supporters
Yes
7
No
119
3
Spoiler: Billy describes being neglected by his mom near the end of the film.
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Addiction
10
Gab
Alcohol use, and reference to drugs but that’s all.
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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
129
Yes
146
No
6
15
MicahRuiz
There is a party where teenagers are shown drinking.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
52 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Does a horse die?
41 supporters
Yes
2
No
158
0
Fandomgirl022
No animals are seen or harmed
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Yes
3
No
169
2
Fandomgirl022
No animals are seen in the movie
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Are animals abused?
93 supporters
Yes
2
No
168
3
Fandomgirl022
No animals are abused
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3
Fandomgirl022
No dogs fight
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Yes
1
No
149
10
Bubbas
Not a single animal is seen being harmed or killed. Dogs can be heard barking.
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Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Does a cat die?
82 supporters
Yes
4
No
167
3
sigmund
a cat is seen running out the cat door in the garage, but it's only shown once and it's not shown to be dead or implied to be dead
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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
Yes
1
No
67
3
sigmund
not sure if the orange cat belongs to someone, but it doesn't die :)
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Does a dragon die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
150
Are there spiders?
25 supporters
Yes
1
No
150
1
sigmund
no spiders seen at all
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are there snakes?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
145
Are there sharks?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are there bugs?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
146
Assault
3
allieb
The Main character slaps the news reporter
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Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
33
Is someone held under water?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Is rape mentioned?
36 supporters
Yes
45
No
0
8
There are references made to Sydney's mum being raped
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Yes
90
No
0
6
frootsnak
Someone is bound to a chair with duct tape in the opening. Someone is handcuffed when being arrested by police. The killer grapples / holds people in place a few times. Another man is seen bound and gagged at the end.
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Yes
132
No
24
31
horrorlover101
Nothing is shown at all, but multiple people discussed how Sidney's mother was raped and murdered.
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Yes
28
No
0
5
sigmund
in the beginning a boy is shown with tape over his mouth, and Sidney's dad is also shown with tape over his mouth
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
8
Partridges
No but they talk about sid's mom being raped
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Bodily Harm
Yes
139
No
2
14
Gab
There is a lot of cutting in this movie but not self inflicted.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
13
1
sigmund
no hands damaged, someone gets their thumb/hand bit but it's not graphic
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Are there dislocations?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
21
No
0
3
sigmund
someone gets their throat slit, it's fairly disturbing
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Yes
119
No
0
9
A character is choked by an attacker. They survive.
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Is there decapitation?
12 supporters
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Yes
2
No
17
Is there cannibalism?
20 supporters
Yes
1
No
115
14
Gab
No, but there are references to silence of the lambs a few times and hannibal lector and they briefly mention cannibalism.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
73
No
1
6
a girl gets stuck in the garage doot while its closing
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Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Yes
27
No
0
2
natalie0215
in the beginning
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Yes
5
No
129
15
Anonymous
not really but i feel i should mention it - a tv falls onto a character's face and theres some small zaps of electricity presumably killing them - i dont know if this would fall into "burned alive" but felt i should be safe about it.
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Is someone buried alive?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
117
Is there body horror?
25 supporters
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Yes
12
No
24
Is there amputation?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
114
Yes
160
No
8
13
cj
Tatum gets her neck crushed when being lifted by the garage door and Stu gets his head crushed by a TV.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
56
Is there a hanging?
19 supporters
Yes
145
No
4
11
beeboy
2 bodies are hung after being murdered
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Does someone asphyxiate?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
47
Yes
6
No
122
8
Jloud
People get punched in the face but no teeth falling out or anything like that. Not sure if that could be triggering
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3
saste12
Several times, characters collapse when injured, only to be revealed to still be alive.
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Yes
105
No
23
17
Anonymous
i did not see any of the neck snapping or face deforming things that the comments are mentioning(nor do i think their comments are very helpful for someone checking for triggers lol) but i'd say we do not hear any breaking bones or see any bones breaking on screen - but its easy to make the assumption that bones get broken throughout the movie
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Yes
1
No
113
0
EchoGarden1
Stu spasms after a TV falls on his head. Could be triggering to some.
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6
saste12
One of the killer's victims kicks him in the crotch during a chase scene. It momentarily slows the killer down as he doubles over.
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Yes
4
No
120
6
frootsnak
Someone bites the killer's thumb to escape in the finale but it's not detailed
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Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
Yes
129
No
22
12
Sh3llbug
Mental torture
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
74
No
2
8
echoevemorrow1
The fall doesn't cause any injuries
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
108
7
frootsnak
Someone falls from a 2-storey window but lives
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Yes
1
No
121
9
Anonymous
no but there is a brief comment made about it. eye trauma is one of my big triggers and i will say it made me feel a little queasy still so just a warning. randy says it in his rant at the video store
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Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
Yes
27
No
0
2
sigmund
multiple people, although in the murder scenes it's not very gory and they don't explicitly show the stabs in a detailed way. may still be very triggering for people, though
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
87
No
3
7
beehives
There are pretty gruesome depictions of blood and gore throughout the movie. Mostly in the opening scene and towards the end.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
136
No
12
21
MicahRuiz
All people being killed and terrorized are teenagers in high school, or adults.
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Yes
33
No
5
2
Unhinged.but.handsome
"minors", being almost 18. And it was with other kids the same age
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
30
Does a major character die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
23
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
25
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
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Yes
3
No
60
Yes
0
No
15
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
59
Family
Yes
128
No
4
5
melsmadness22
[SPOILERS] Sidney's dad is kidnapped by the killers
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
140
No
8
14
MicahRuiz
The murder of the main character’s mother the year prior is mentioned and important to the plot. Nothing is shown onscreen, but it is heavily referenced throughout the film.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
126
No
5
14
milesrorygraeme
Not shown, but heavily discussed - Sidney's mother was known for being promiscuous and cheated on many occasions.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
102
Does a family member die?
11 supporters
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Yes
23
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
Yes
146
No
1
5
Fandomgirl022
Multiple, mostly of Ghostface jumping out of nowhere.
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Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
113
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
1
No
115
9
veebeevee
No ghosts are shown, but the killer themselves is wearing a ghost-like mask (also referred to as ghostface)
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Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
6
No
116
7
While there are no people dressed as clowns in the movie, there is a soft toy that looks like a clown hanging from the roof of a storage room during a chase scene towards the end of the movie.
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is trypophobic content shown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Is there a shower scene?
3 supporters
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Yes
3
No
109
Are there mannequins?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
83
Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
Yes
5
No
133
20
Anonymous
from someone who has emetophobia - theres no vomit, some characters drool blood but i dont remember anyone coughing up anything at all
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Is someone eaten?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there on-screen pooping?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does someone spit?
5 supporters
Yes
26
No
77
6
Matts
No but stew does burp
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Is there audio gore?
26 supporters
Yes
88
No
18
6
Anonymous
yes, if you struggle with audiogore this definitely is not safe to watch for you.

im not sure about throughout the movie but theres some very graphic audiogore for the first death in the movie
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Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
Yes
8
No
70
26
TheCassandraComplex
Going to say no? The cops are portrayed as incompetent and/or lazy overall. Dewey is likeable but not great at his job and makes very questionable decisions.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
1
0
We see brief footage of characters being arrested at points
1 comment | Add comment
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
0
No
14
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Is there bisexual cheating?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
27
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Medical
Yes
3
No
101
9
pinklemonade
A character is electrocuted when a tv falls/is thrown at his face
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Are needles/syringes used?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
103
Is there a mental institution scene?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
99
Yes
2
No
100
13
poptart
No, but there is an ambulance scene.
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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does someone have cancer?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
107
Mental Health
Yes
67
No
2
6
beehives
Sidney mentions the trauma she has from seeing her mother’s butchered body. This scene is not shown on screen and is only mentioned in conversation between two characters.
2 comments | Add comment
0
Billy and Stu are most definitely psychotic
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
114
No
19
25
zdy1994
Guys, two characters injure themselves and each other to frame someone else as the killer. Mostly stab wounds.
4 comments | Add comment
Is autism misrepresented?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
87
No
4
12
Anonymous
a lot of calling people psycho and psychotic as a word for being a murderer
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
1
jamiemck13
No, but one character is hung by her neck from a tree after her death and off-screen, it’s mentioned that another character was hung from a football goalpost
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does someone have a meltdown?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
Yes
37
No
31
10
TarotCard
There is misophonia. Crunching, burping, gurgling, spitting, audiogore, etc
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Is there ABA therapy?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Is there body dysmorphia?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
98
Yes
0
No
77
Yes
79
No
34
10
Sydney clearly has anxiety throughout the film. I wouldn’t call is a full blown attack.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
44
No
55
10
Gab
girl gets trapped in a kitty door and dies when she is crushed.
5 comments | Add comment
27
TheCassandraComplex
No but the main character calls herself “sexually anorexic” as a joke.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there autism specific abuse?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
99
6
Gab
No but a character that is murdered is hung from a tree.
3 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
76
Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
84
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
1
Unhinged.but.handsome
Obviously. It's literally called "Scream". It'd be REALLY weird if there weren't any screaming 😂
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
28
No
0
8
echoevemorrow
The explosion of a tv is seen at one point. I'm not sure how much that counts as flashing.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
20
No
0
Yes
9
No
48
5
thegoodwitch
i wouldn't say it's traditionally broken but the movie is very self-aware. characters frequently talk about "what would happen if this was a movie" and at one point a character points out they're not in a movie (lmao) to which the response is "yes we are. it's all one big movie and you can't choose your genre" or something to that effect
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
52
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
93
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
94
Are there babies or unborn children?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
97
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
98
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
Yes
111
No
10
23
CoryWilcox
Fatphobic insults are used
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
100
1
cheezedoodlezz1020
no, but that's because their are no black characters
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
72
No
28
20
TheCassandraComplex
Surprised at all the “no” answers… “Pansy” is used. From Merriam-Webster: 2a offensive : a weak or effeminate man or boy —used as a term of abuse and disparagement. b offensive : a gay man —used as a term of abuse and disparagement.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
84
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
74
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Yes
34
No
64
13
glitterpop95
A homophobic term is used.
3 comments | Add comment
Is a minority is misrepresented?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
23
Yes
17
No
93
24
Papiez
Fortunately white heterosexual man dies first
7 comments | Add comment
19
Anonymous
mentioned this in another comment but: people use psycho as synonymous with "crazy murderer" in this movie
5 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
91
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
Yes
2
No
21
0
IrinaVerene
No ace or aro person is directly discriminated against, but there is quite a lot of talk about relationships, love and sex, and it does sound like having sex is seen as normal and one of the "goals" in a relationship.
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Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Relationships
Yes
1
No
41
3
cryptikk
Two characters interact romantically/sexually who are 25 and late 30s respectivelly. However they make a few jokes about it being older woman/younger man and the word "cougar" if you are sensitive to that
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Are there demons or Hell?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Sex
Yes
122
No
1
9
JimmyP
Girl loses virginity but nothing is shown.
6 comments | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
40
No
0
Yes
5
No
39
3
BlueRhapsody
There are moments of semi-nudity.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there bestiality?
42 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Does someone lose their virginity?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
25
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
101
Sexism
9
yitzhak
A male character weeping is played as a joke, though the other characters do not mock him for it explicitly.
1 comment | Add comment
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
37
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
25
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
46
Are there anti-abortion themes?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
93
Yes
4
No
9
1
Kinda. There is a split second post movie jumpscare with Ghostface.
1 comment | Add comment
Does it have a sad ending?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
95
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
Yes
123
No
1
11
Sh3llbug
Gale crashes the news van
3 comments | Add comment
Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
49
No
0
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
97
Yes
8
No
80
11
HannahEalasaid
Someone is almost hit by a car more than once but never actually happens
3 comments | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
93
Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
130
No
0
12
Anonymous
the blood and gore seems to be almost(if not) entirely practical effects, so you can often see when an actor gets swapped out for a doll to kill the character - if this will make a difference in how well you'll cope with the gore.
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
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cryptikk
A character is shown to be drowning and choking on her own blood if you are sensitive to thias
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Yes
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No
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Sh3llbug
Yes, in the climax
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