Re-Animator

Movie • 1985 • Sci-Fi  

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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
This movie contains 62 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
Yes
6
No
55
1
paintedrocket
Herbert's notes mention using the re-agent on dead dogs but this is not shown in the movie
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Abandonment
Yes
3
No
1
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Yes
1
No
4
0
musiclistener
A twice dead cat is abandoned by its owner.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
7
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
Yes
48
No
0
3
RavenB
Hill is revealed to have kept a file on Meg containing pictures and hair without her consent.
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13
SQuare98
Woman slaps male partner twice.
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0
Lomapa183
It is not played for laughs, what do you mean?? Watching it made me feel extremely uncomfortable.
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0
musiclistener
No, but someone blackmailed into reanimating people later starts reanimating people of his own free will.
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Yes
35
No
16
8
valkery
Yes, repeatedly. Hill constantly gaslights people throughout the movie.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Is a child abused?
75 supporters
Yes
0
No
53
6
ThirdEvilGender
there are no children in re-animator or bride of re-animator
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Addiction
5
ThirdEvilGender
the movie contains many shots of people/corpses receiving injections. there is also a scene in an extended edition of the main character injecting himself.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
20
No
25
14
fanofbees
Only in the extended version there is a scene where it shows that Herbert is addicted to the reagent.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
50
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
78 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a horse die?
59 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
54
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
Yes
62
No
15
13
MintTea
A cat dies, is brought back to life, and then killed again onscreen, twice. It's obviously a puppet but the sound effects/gore can be a lot to take in.
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
Yes
64
No
3
11
cosmicautopsy
animals are experimented on, but only the cat is shown
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Yes
63
No
0
14
Rev
Yes, there is a black cat who dies, is re-animated, and then killed again. It is obviously a puppet for all of those scenes though
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
Yes
4
No
2
2
eBroadcastSystem
Rufus the cat is reanimated twice and is shown to come back in pain the second time
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Are rabbits harmed?
42 supporters
Yes
0
No
8
0
paintedrocket
Herbert's notes mention using the re-agent on dead rabbits but this isn't shown in the film
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Does a cat die?
111 supporters
Yes
102
No
1
15
captainjenneger
A dead cat is seen in a fridge. The cat later returns as a zombie and attacks two men. One of the men throws the zombie cat at a wall and it dies (again). We see an obviously fake cat with some gore on it, which is then re-animated once again.
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Does a pet die?
97 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
3
A pet cat dies offscreen, is reanimated, and is killed in a violent way
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
52
Are there spiders?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
48
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
48
Are there sharks?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Are there bugs?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
Yes
15
No
0
0
RavenB
Several corpses are re-animated with a "re-agent" drug. Extended version shows the main character injecting himself.
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Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
Yes
4
No
11
3
stormclouzdz
There are no children in the movie and nobody is described as or implied as being a pedophile.
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Is someone held under water?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
2
No
3
1
Anonymous
you see someone get assaulted while they are naked (look at "is someone raped on screen?") so it isnt 'mentioned' it just kinda happens
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
29
No
0
5
BobbieDreamhearse
Megan is strapped to a table against her will.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
84
No
1
21
A woman, while unconscious and later conscious is groped and licked without her consent.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
1
paintedrocket
Meg's mouth is covered so she can't scream when she's kidnapped by her reanimated father. At the end of the movie a large intestine-like appendage restrains Herbert and covers his mouth. In both cases, muffled screaming and cries for help can be heard for several seconds.
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Yes
0
No
6
1
SiRenfield
Attempted rape but pretty close enough honestly
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Bodily Harm
Yes
49
No
0
2
RavenB
The scalp of a corpse is cut and peeled from the skull during a medical lesson.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
0
paintedrocket
Dean Halsey gets his fingers bitten off by a zombie
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Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
39
No
1
7
basilange
A character is strangled to death
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
0
A character is decapitated and their severed head is shown repeatedly throughout the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there cannibalism?
29 supporters
Yes
5
No
30
2
SiRenfield
One of the Re-Animated engages in self cannibalism
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
16
No
3
1
SiRenfield
Are we forgetting Dean Halsey being crushed by that door?
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Is someone choked?
13 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
Anonymous
yes, toward the end of the film
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Is someone burned alive?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
40
Is someone buried alive?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
0
Odd that this wasn’t answered, it’s a huge part of the movie
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Is there amputation?
16 supporters
Yes
42
No
0
10
A man’s fingers are bitten off and a man’s head is cut off

2 comments | Add comment
Yes
57
No
0
11
Medical_Maggot
A severed head is thrown against a wall and splatters near the end of the film
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
39
Yes
14
No
0
2
RavenB
Several characters are strangled, one to death
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
9
No
32
11
SamhainStranger
Mouths are very bloody after being attacked, though it is unclear if teeth are damaged.
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0
musiclistener
A woman is unconscious at several points.
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Yes
52
No
0
3
castlefan3000
One of the re-animated corpses pushes a morgue's steel door over a man then jumps on it, crushing and breaking the man's bones causing him to bleed and then throws him around the room to death.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
30
10
basilange
a few of the re-animated bodies have convulsions
2 comments | Add comment
0
musiclistener
No, but a character receives nonconsensual genital stimulation that leaves her bloodied.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
45
No
0
9
SamhainStranger
A character has their fingers severed.
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Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
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Yes
47
No
6
Yes
15
No
0
0
RavenB
Dan falls down his basement stairs after breaking down the door.
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Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
43
Yes
61
No
1
4
valkery
Eyes popping and bleeding as well as eyes gouged out.
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Yes
27
No
1
1
rubyfire77
gore in this movie feels particularly gross
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
0
No
53
4
sticksandstans
All of the characters are adults
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
12
3
SiRenfield
It is however implied in-universe that Dr. Hale has had predatory thoughts about Megan since she was a child (and even molested her in the comic adaptation)
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Death
3
SiRenfield
[SPOILERS] Was probably not part of their plan for the get-go but Herbert lets himself get devoured by the worm thing to let Dan and Megan escape with his notes…he’s confirmed to survive in the sequel so it’s not lethal though
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Does a major character die?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Yes
14
No
0
1
RavenB
A pet cat is killed twice.
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
Yes
1
No
4
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
16
No
1
7
BobbieDreamhearse
a reanimated antagonist "overdoses" in a very unrealistic, fantastical way by being injected with excess reagent.
1 comment | Add comment
Family
Yes
49
No
0
4
castlefan3000
A girl is kidnapped by one of the re-animated corpses, but rescued soon after.
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
Yes
62
No
0
13
ElizabethZ
A character's father died though he is brought back to life in zombie form and still maintains some of his own personality.
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
3
No
36
15
mothla
i mean if you count how gay dan was for herbert than yes
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
34
Yes
5
No
0
0
Anonymous
refer to "does a parent die?"
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
Add comment
Yes
56
No
0
Yes
3
No
38
8
valkery
No, but there is mind control
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
47
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
46
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Yes
1
No
3
0
Anonymous
i didnt recall anything that could be however if it is a huge trigger maybe get somebody to watch it for you who knows your own boundaries with this!
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Are there razors?
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9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Yes
1
No
45
7
valkery
No, but there is explicit nudity
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Yes
4
No
7
4
RavenB
There is no outright mannequin, but a man uses a rubber mask as a fake head for a few scenes.
2 comments | Add comment
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
Yes
10
No
34
17
ElizabethZ
Several of the re-animated corpses spit up blood or gunk but no one outright vomits.
3 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
3
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
36
No
11
13
cosmicautopsy
people are shown spitting out blood
2 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
Yes
38
No
0
1
RavenB
There are many squelch noises in bloody scenes, and speech/attempted speech through blood
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Is there farting?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
Yes
0
No
27
2
stormclouzdz
police/security are generally depicted as incompetent
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
8
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Medical
Yes
2
No
44
10
Cryptid_Crow
No. However, a lobotomy is performed on a character offscreen.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
71
No
0
13
AdamC
Multiple times throughout the movie needles are used to reanimate corpses
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12
SiRenfield
Technically not a mental institution, but Dr. Hill puts the Re-Animated Halsey in a padded cell and straitjacket that he has in his office…I guess. Either way it involves asylum imagery
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
65
No
0
10
SamhainStranger
A large portion of the film takes place in a hospital, as the characters are students.
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Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
46
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
Yes
7
No
34
5
valkery
Yes, but only dead people. Seem banging their heads on walls, among other things.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
4
1
Herbert is kind of a negative autistic stereotype but it's not like they ever say that he's autistic
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
5
No
14
2
valkery
Not unless a zombie with low mental faculties counts
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0
musiclistener
There's a scene where Dan, the main character goes into shock and is in what appears to be a dissasociative state for the next few minutes.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Yes
0
No
12
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Yes
3
No
2
0
musiclistener
A character goes into shock after witnessing a reanimation.
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Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
16
No
1
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
Yes
0
No
9
2
stormclouzdz
autism is never mentioned in the movie so there is no ABA or other similar abusive "treatments" for autism depicted in the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
41
Yes
0
No
20
Yes
37
No
11
12
mothla
yea dan has a anxiety attack (maybe????) during a scene
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
24
7
futureboy
There is a scene where two characters are attacked in an elevator.
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1
paintedrocket
No, but Meg does ask Dan if he's ever seen Herbert eat, which could be uncomfortable if you or someone you know has struggled with an eating disorder
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Yes
7
No
37
18
mothla
yea herbert is super autistic and everyone is mean to him. not because hes autistic but cause hes a murder
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6
valkery
In a way? a character's father (although dead and re-animated) sacrifices himself to save their loved one.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
Yes
12
No
23
7
basilange
the only time that comes to mind is when Dan falls down a flight of stairs
2 comments | Add comment
Is there screaming?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
9
squahs
a light constantly swings in the basement as the two leads hunt a cat
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Paranoia
0
musiclistener
A character is stalked.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
41
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
36
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
41
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
41
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
43
Yes
0
No
43
8
basilange
there are two black characters, though neither get any characterization. one is a security guard, who lives, the other is one of the reanimated corpses.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
40
Yes
0
No
43
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
40
0
SiRenfield
You could argue Herbert isn’t a great depiction of asexual people (at least if you go with Jeffrey Comb’s reading) since it feeds into the stereotype of asexual people being sociopathic (edit: the aphobia category has since been added so I’ll also note that other minorities aren’t egregiously misrepresented)
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Yes
6
No
39
10
SiRenfield
Herbert West is queer coded (and according to actor Jeffrey Combs, is asexual) and is seemingly killed off at the end, but his death is retconned/ignored in the next movie
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7
SiRenfield
In terms of casual ableism Megan calls Dan “insane” when he tries to explain what happened to her father
3 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
39
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
Yes
8
No
8
4
SiRenfield
Herbert West is asexual if you take “Word of Saint Paul” (in this case a 1996 interview with Jeffrey Combs) into account. And I love him, I really do; but he does meet a fair amount of criteria for the amoral asexual stereotype. Edit: Judging by how much downvotes I get every time I mention the asexual thing, because how DARE I try to contradict a popular headcanon, here is my primary source: https://www.oocities.org/sunsetstrip/villa/5949/shockint.html
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Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Relationships
Yes
20
No
0
6
TheDreammweaver
An older man preys on and assaults a younger woman after being creepy towards her earlier.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
2
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Sex
Yes
69
No
0
6
castlefan3000
Early on the film a couple is shown finishing having sex, near the ending a girl is sexually assaulted by a re-animated corpse.
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
22
No
0
Yes
22
No
0
2
RavenB
Many of the corpses are nude, and a female character is seen nude several times.
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Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
4
0
musiclistener
No, but a character is strapped down and assaulted against her will.
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Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
Yes
6
No
51
1
liskoihminen
No, but a father (heavily controlled by a third party) rips his daughter's clothes off and watches without putting up a fight as she is sexually assaulted. He isn't in a fully conscious state though, and this isn't sexual in his part at all. Could still be triggering for some.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
16
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Yes
1
No
10
0
musiclistener
No, but a character's father is lobotomized and begins acting differently, which could be triggering for some.
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Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
44
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
53
No
1
4
castlefan3000
Herbert is implied to die killed by the re-animated and Meg dies too after being strangled by a zombie and Dan failing to save her in a way that could be upsetting to some viewers.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
43
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
45
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
44
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Is there blood/gore?
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boilingpoint
LOTS of blood and gore. all practical effects.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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