Black Christmas

Movie • 1974 • Horror  

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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
This movie contains 42 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
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Greyshadow
One of the women mentions that their dog died the previous night, but she is lying to get the men at the door to leave.
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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racheljustine
the phone calls imply that the caller may have been abused by his parents, but it’s not clear
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Is someone stalked?
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SamhainStranger
The protagonists are stalked throughout the film’s duration, and there are several shots from the stalker’s perspective looking through windows, etc.
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RoboPigeon
There is some verbal abuse between romantic partners but nothing physical.
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AJMiller
It's for the killer's and perhaps the audience's.
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glacierhouse
It is implied through the killers monologues where he acts out other peoples voices that he was abused in some way by his parents.
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6
Protagonists boyfriend tries to convince her she wants to have his baby, when she doesn’t change her mind, he calls her telling her “we can’t kill our baby” and that she was talking about it “like she was having a wart removed”
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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FinalGirl
No children are abused on-screen, but dialog acted out over the phone heavily suggests past events of child abuse (verbal, physical, + sexual). A child’s voice is imitated to be pleading “no” or “stop” repeatedly, along with imitated screaming and crying. These calls become more intense and disturbing as the film progresses.
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Addiction
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georgiarose
regular painkillers (like aspirin, but i can't remember exactly) and a mention of cold medication
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Is there addiction?
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The house mother is clearly addicted to alcohol. It's played for humor, but she keeps booze stashed in every room of the house.
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RoboPigeon
There are multiple characters who appear to be alcoholics.
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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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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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AJMiller
No, however rabbit skins are mentioned in a nursery rhyme/lullaby.
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Does a cat die?
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RoboPigeon
There is a magnificent cat who does not come to harm.
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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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ScenicStump
Alligators are briefly mentioned in a song sung by one of the characters, but none are in the film.
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Metta
debatable. it is implied in the killer's phone calls that he abused his baby sister, but it's not made explicit and nothing is shown. he reenacts the sounds of a child crying and saying "no" a lot, so it would still be triggering either way.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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racheljustine
there is discussion of a rape that previously occurred, and a drunk/bitchy character says “you can’t rape a townie”
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Yes
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RoboPigeon
There is a reference to an earlier sexual assault followed by some insensitive comments on the matter. Someone makes graphic, obscene phone calls to the sorority house.
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Not in a sexual context
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Bodily Harm
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Carz
One person has their throat cut.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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RoyalHistoria
One of the first murders involves a character having a plastic bag placed over her head.

Later on, another character has an asthma attack.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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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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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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georgiarose
one of the deaths involves a character hanging from a hook by the neck/head - it isn't a traditional hanging but her body does hang in the air, which may be similarly distressing
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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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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Not physical, but psychological torture. The main characters receive distressing and obscene calls frequently.
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teppichkusse
the antagonist "billy" chases the main character through the house towards the end and is briefly "shown" (we never see his entire body) and you can hear him falling down the stairs whilst running.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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No, but there is a lot of shots of a woman who was suffocated by a plastic bag, with focus on her wide open eyes. This appears many times throughout the movie.
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Is someone stabbed?
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AJMiller
It's a slasher. Your mileage may vary, but this seemed relatively low on blood and gore.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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RoboPigeon
They don't show it on screen but several characters find a kid's body.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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6
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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7
Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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6
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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13
Yes
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6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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idridian
A child disappears and is later found dead. It's unclear whether she was abducted prior to being killed or not
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Does a parent die?
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23
Does someone cheat?
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23
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Yes
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Metta
two daughters die and their parents are shown reacting to this frequently
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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0
Is someone possessed?
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26
Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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5
Is trypophobic content shown?
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6
Are there razors?
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6
Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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18
Does someone vomit?
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25
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SatansNo1Fan
no vomit is visible but as an emetephobe, the sounds of gagging and coughing are frequent throughout the scene. although i managed to watch the whole way through, severe cases of this phobia may not be able to handle the audible side of this.
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Is someone eaten?
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7
Is there on-screen pooping?
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6
Does someone spit?
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24
Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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6
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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14
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georgiarose
there are many police officers, most of whom are dismissive of the main characters' problems and generally incompetent. one cop is presented in a neutral/positive light
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Is there incarceration?
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5
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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7
Are there transphobic slurs?
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6
Yes
0
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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6
Is there bisexual cheating?
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6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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24
Are needles/syringes used?
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26
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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24
Is there menstruation?
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5
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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11
No
2
Does someone have a mental illness?
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5
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0
Does someone self harm?
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51 supporters
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26
Is autism misrepresented?
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6
Yes
20
No
2
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georgiarose
the killer isn't explicitly stated to be mentally ill, that is just an assumption that a lot of people have made
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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7
Yes
0
No
7
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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5
Does someone have a meltdown?
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2
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2
Is there misophonia?
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18
Is there ABA therapy?
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6
Is there body dysphoria?
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6
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Yes
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No
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Yes
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0
7
RoboPigeon
A character has an asthma attack paired with an anxiety attack stemming from a nightmare.
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AJMiller
Your mileage may vary, but there is a cramped attic and another character dies with something placed over her head. I could see both being triggering for someone with severe claustrophobia.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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27
Is there autism specific abuse?
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27
Yes
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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6
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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5
Does a baby cry?
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Carz
An adult mimics the sound of a baby crying.
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Is there shakey cam?
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5
RoboPigeon
It is not extreme but it occurs in a few places.
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Is there screaming?
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Scarybitch
The protagonists receive many graphic obscene calls
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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racheljustine
*SPOILER* the man who is making the perverted phone calls has been inside the house the whole time spying on and killing the sorority girls
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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12
Is there childbirth?
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25
Are there abortions?
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RoboPigeon
A character is pregnant and plans to have an abortion but it does not occur during the movie.
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georgiarose
the main character is pregnant, but doesn't have a bump, and she talks of wanting to get an abortion
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Does someone miscarry?
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Yes
6
No
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Scarybitch
Up to the viewer's interpretation
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Not really a joke, but the caller calls the girls at the house "fat pig c*nts" and similar language during calls.
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charity_froggenhall
Only because there aren't ANY Black people in the film at all.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
0
No
25
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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FinalGirl
The qualifier for hate speech in this film would be misogyny. Women in particular are harassed/targeted and are referred to by The Caller in derogatory ways (“pig”, “c*nt”, “b*tch”). There are no examples of racial, religious, or LGBT-phobic hate speech.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Yes
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RoboPigeon
While the character's sexuality is never explicitly discussed, she is seen looking at nude photos of women during the movie before her death.
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Are there n-words?
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26
Is there aphobia?
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6
Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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9
Religious
Yes
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4
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AJMiller
It's set at Christmas and there are religious carols sung during the film.
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
Yes
37
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0
12
RoboPigeon
An unknown caller makes sexually explicit calls to the sorority house. No sexual activity occurs on screen.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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1
Are there nude scenes?
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8
Is there bestiality?
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8
Is there BDSM?
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6
Does someone lose their virginity?
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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1 supporters
Yes
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4
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RoyalHistoria
It's implied that the main character sexually abused and killed his younger sister. He at times mimics his sister's voice, 'she' can be heard crying and yelling things like 'no'.
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Sexism
Yes
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15
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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11
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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0
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8
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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8
Is someone terminally ill?
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0
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5
Social
Is someone homeless?
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0
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14
Yes
0
No
7
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Metta
the main character is seeking an abortion and frequently fears the negative reactions that people will have towards her if they find out. however the movie is very clearly in support of her decision and the people who are judgmental to her are framed as being wrong for it.
so you will hear some characters (particularly jess's boyfriend peter) make anti-abortion comments, but the movie's themes are very pro choice.
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Are there fat suits?
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6
Is existentialism debated?
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5
Spoiler
Yes
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No
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6
A character is asked to dress up as santa & is seen in the costume while being around children & swearing. I wouldn't consider this a kid friendly movie by far lol but just in case!
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Are there end credit scenes?
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1
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5
Yes
36
No
0
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RoyalHistoria
The movie ends with the sleeping main protagonist temporarily left alone in the house by the other characters, who all believe that the killer is dead. However, a pan to the attic and the sound of a ringing phone say otherwise.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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25
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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14
Does a plane crash?
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1
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26
Is someone hit by a car?
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26
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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25
Is there blood/gore?
43 supporters
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33
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0
8
RoboPigeon
It's not exceptionally graphic but it is there.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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