Dawn of the Dead

Movie • 1978 • Horror  

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During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
This movie contains 18 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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SclerisMockrey
Well no, but one could say there are a few scenes with a handheld camera supposed to be a zombie's POV as they watch and approach other characters. Also, one zombie dressed as a 'hare krishna' cult member makes its way through the mall to the female lead's hideout and it's a tense stretch of scenes, even if not tv cop show style 'stalking'.
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LordKapp
Not in the traditional sense, but a raid occurs at the beginning of the film, and several characters are killed in their own homes.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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LordKapp
Zombified children are killed
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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
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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les
around 1:18:10 there are close ups on those deer head mount things
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Does a cat die?
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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 sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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LordKapp
Multiple zombies are cut, usually in the head, with blood pouring out of the wound
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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TanniHobbs
Yea, they’re zombies.
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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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A man does have an arm torn off.
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A man’s head explodes at the beginning
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Scenes of genital mutilation or trauma? In this film? Not a one.
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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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SclerisMockrey
One character near the end of the film is shot while standing near the rails of the upper level of the mall, and then falls over the rails presumably to his death, though he was likely already dead or dying from his gunshot wound. In any case, he is not shown hitting the ground.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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SclerisMockrey
Oh my goodness yes. Throughout, front to back, top to bottom. If gore is a trigger, run from this film.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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children zombies are seen and shot
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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No parental characters die during the film. Certainly when a ton of people in (say) an apartment building are being attacked and killed by zombies and then by SWAT teams, I am sure many of them are parents, but there is no overt parental death scene. There is no 'goodbye to mom or dad' scene in it.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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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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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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the woman has morning sickness but you do not see any actual vomit
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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LordKapp
Gory scenes throughout the film, with disgustingly bloody sound effects.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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SclerisMockrey
No. As a matter of fact, the SWAT team scenes early on (and a few other runaway cops in a later scene) tend to present them as either racist, corrupt and insane at worst, or noble but ineffective or just plain useless at best, and dismiss the whole notion of policing the general population as a joke now that the zombies are taking over.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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a character is shown getting injected with morphine
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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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SclerisMockrey
No, technically. It is never mentioned overtly as PTSD but really they are all suffering with it -- the whole concept of the film means everyone in it has been experiencing abrupt, severe, life-altering horrific trauma and they each behave according to how their stress and grief cause them to react. You certainly see moments of a few characters zoned out, paranoid, terrified, angry, etc.. If people kinda whacked out from awful events triggers you, then you might want to look elsewhere.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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SclerisMockrey
No one says that... but there is a scene where one of the SWAT members shoots himself in the head (the camera pulls away before he pulls the trigger). Near the end, one of the main characters nearly does the same, but decides to keep fighting.
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SclerisMockrey
There are scenes of people snapping and behaving in ways they certainly would not in normal circumstances. Anxiety will do that. But no obvious anxiety attacks as such.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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LordKapp
A character puts a gun to his head, intending to commit suicide, but changes his mind.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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LordKapp
A character’s future childbirth is discussed, but never occurs during the events of the film.
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Are there abortions?
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there is talk of abortions
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SclerisMockrey
The female lead is pregnant, though she does not give birth before the end of the film. I'd guess that's an unborn child present in the film.
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Does someone miscarry?
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LordKapp
No, but a pregnant character is placed into several situations where she is at risk of death or infection.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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SclerisMockrey
Not as such but there are a few scenes of some nearly naked very obese zombie in shorts belly-bumping his way into a glass door, and later falling into a mall fountain.
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GrymR
The black guy survives the film unlike the black guy in Night of the Living Dead.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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huviks
The SWAT commander at the beginning of the film has some nasty things to say about the ethnic minority tenants of an apartment complex.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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SclerisMockrey
A fairly psyched out racist SWAT cop uses a bunch of colorfully racist language near the beginning of the film.
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Sex
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hermitcrab
Some nudity, but sexuality is only implied.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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huviks
It's not a 'happy' ending, but it's definitely closer to a happy ending than a bad one, and there is a decent amount of hope at the end.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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SclerisMockrey
A virtual army of a chopper/motorcycle gang has a lot of screentime near the end. I don't recall specifically honking horns but there's a lot of tire noises and loud engine rumbling and roaring.
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Does a plane crash?
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hermitcrab
Zombies are hit by cars.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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LordKapp
While the blood doesn’t look realistic, gory killing scenes occur throughout the movie.
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Does someone drown?
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LordKapp
There is gun violence throughout the film.
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