Ghostwatch

Movie • 1992 • Horror  

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For Halloween 1992, the BBC decides to broadcast an investigation into the supernatural, hosted by TV chat-show legend Michael Parkinson. Parky (ably assisted by Mike Smith, Sarah Greene & Craig Charles) and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind the most haunted house in Britain. This ground-breaking live television experiment does not go as planned, however...
This movie contains 10 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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8BitMonkey
No onscreen deaths or bodies are shown, but the dead body of a pregnant dog is verbally described in somewhat nasty detail.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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8BitMonkey
Only somewhat. As the film deals with ghost encounters, one character questions if another is lying about them. There's also a character who presents his arguments as more rational than the main paranormal scientist, but no one ever succumbs to the gaslighting that occurs.
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Is a child abused?
69 supporters
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8BitMonkey
One brief mention of a mother being so mad she could've hit her daughter, but nothing is ever shown.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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jesslrand
No cats die on-screen. A story is told about a man who locked himself up with his cats. The cats end up dying and become cat-ghosts, and you can hear them meowing at times.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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8BitMonkey
None is ever shown, but child molestation is mentioned.
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Bodily Harm
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aliinthebin
One of the children (the main focus of poltergeist activity) gets covered in scratches, a few photos are showed halfway though the film and then they appear on the child towards the end
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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8BitMonkey
None shown, one mentioned.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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A cameraman is knocked out.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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8BitMonkey
SPOILERS: None is shown, but its described that the ghost is missing a(n) eye(s).
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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?
28 supporters
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8BitMonkey
It is left ambiguous whether a kid lives or dies after the movie ends.
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Not really, but the ghost is a child molester.
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Death
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Anonymous
not intentionally
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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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aliinthebin
Someone mentioned that the ghost (when be was alive) used to abduct minors, only mentioned never shown
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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aliinthebin
One of the children (presumably manipulated by the ghost) shows that she cut the eyes from her teddy
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
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8BitMonkey
Many scenes are slow and tense in a way that forebodes a jumpscare, but none ever occur. There are some noises that are somewhat sudden.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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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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Does someone spit?
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charidotella
There is a scene where a person describes finding saliva inexplicably appearing on food and other surfaces in his house, as well as excrement being smeared on the bathroom cabinets. However, nothing is shown.
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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8BitMonkey
A character is scratched up offscreen by a ghost, and another character suggests she might've done it to herself.
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primrosepaths
later in the film, the ghost is discussed by a former psychologist of one of its dead, who implies mental illness is at the root of his actions. the call is also transphobic and pathologizing
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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8BitMonkey
SPOILERS:



At the end of the film, one of the main characters is lured into a short closet underneath the stairs and the door shuts behind them. This closet has been established to be unopenable from the inside. There's no prolonged claustrophobic scenes whatsoever, but the implication could be triggering to claustrophobic viewers.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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8BitMonkey
Mentioned, never shown.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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8BitMonkey
Dull flickering lightbulbs, but nothing that takes up the screen.
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Paranoia
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It's like a TV-Show and the host often talks directly into the camera.
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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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primrosepaths
one of the reveals involves the ghost being referred to transphobically and connects it to their being a danger to the family, so while the misgendering is a little unclear i guess, there is definitely transphobia
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Does the black guy die first?
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No homophobic slurs, but the revelation that the spirit while alive believed he was possessed by a woman and wore women's clothes, in addition to being a child molester, can be considered transphobic.
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AbigaelMezec
No jokes, but a man is a dress is mentioned in a matter of fact way
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Zazdravnaya
"they all made us look even more like idiots" is said to describe the way the media portrays her family
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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8BitMonkey
Nothing remotely sexual is ever shown, but child molestation is mentioned.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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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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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Anonymous
i think there might be when police arrive
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
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8BitMonkey
A character has thin scratches on her face with some light bleeding. The scratching itself is not shown, but the aftermath is. SPOILERS: The ghost is described to be missing an eye and have blood and scratches on their face, but they're never shown in detail.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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