What We Do in the Shadows

Movie • 2014 • Comedy  

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Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
This movie contains 37 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
226 supporters
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JohnInk
There's a joke where an innocent looking dog is blamed for a murder, and a police officer says it'll have to be put down.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are any hands damaged?
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glance
Christianity is mentioned, and there is an anti-Semitic scene including videos of Hitler.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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glance
Short mention of demons, but no involvement.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Hysterrria
A character is stabbed with a large, sharp wooden object.
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glance
A character is seen staring into space multiple times, which may be triggering.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there menstruation?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Moleman
several people are watched from inside their houses
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DMorgue
Mentions of fighting between one of the main characters and his ex girlfriend which could get violent.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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takver
Uhhh....Arguably. One of the vampires has a human slave named Jackie. By the end of the movie, she's become a vampire and enslaved her husband. It's made pretty clear that her heart was evil from the beginning, though.
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amwhite91
Not exactly, but the vampires can hypnotize humans to make them not aware of what is going on. Gaslighting is making people doubt their grasp on reality, but there's not really any doubt here, since the humans don't realize that they are being hypnotized.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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notgoingtoaddcomments
A pedophile attempts to take advantage of children but they kill him as soon as they meet him.
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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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JohnInk
At the beginning, a bag with a chicken is given to a vampire, where it is presumed eaten off camera.
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Are animals abused?
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RainWolfheart
There are a few scenes where vampires turn into bats and get hurt, including one where a human form vampire throws a bat form vampire against a wall. There's also a scene where a live chicken is put into a bag and is implied to be eaten by a vampire.
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amwhite91
If you mean werewolves, then yes. Otherwise, no
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Khana
Taxidermied animals, a live chicken is given to a vampire (and presumably eaten, though it's not shown), and a dog is wrongly blamed for a murder, reporting that it would be put down as a result.
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Is an animal sad?
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glance
A dog gives a self-aware, concerned look at the camera when a character says it will have to be put down.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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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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CJ1999
No dragons appear in this movie, although other creatures from mythology and folklore such as vampires, werewolves and zombies are shown it is unknown if dragons exist in this world.
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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amwhite91
None are shown, but the vampires play a trick by making a potential victim think that his p***s has turned into a snake.
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Are there bugs?
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Crow75
The vampires play a joke on the humans (a dinner scene) where they tell them their sphagetti has turned into maggotts. It's not sure if it really turns or it is just an illusion, and they don't show closeups. But it sounds gross.
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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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AtlasTarot
A pedophile meets up with two vampires that look like young girls, but they kill him immediately.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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sadanimegirlpng
Several werewolves try to chain themselves to trees to prevent themselves hurting anyone while transformed, but end up transforming early.
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BellaRad
One of the characters was skilled at hypnosis and its talked about how he would use it to have orgies
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Hysterrria
Several characters have their necks bitten by vampires.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Not in the strictest sense, vampire characters are shown and mention drinking the blood of humans, straight from their necks but no "flesh" is eaten
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1
It is not shown on screen.
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Is someone choked?
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amwhite91
A vampire character gets exposed to sunlight and burns to a crisp
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notgoingtoaddcomments
No, but (sorta) living people willingly spend time in coffins and tombs.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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OverzealousArmadillo
Classic art depicting limbs removed and general maiming.
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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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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Yes
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DMorgue
A vampire hunter breaks into the house basement and breaks his neck.
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notgoingtoaddcomments
A human transforms into a vampire and convulses.
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RainWolfheart
There is a reference to someone's genitals being turned into a snake.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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amwhite91
A vampire character has a torture chamber and says that he used to like to torture people. No torture is shown, though.
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Khana
A guy is running from the vampires and he falls down the stairs. Doesn't seem to be injured at all from it.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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7
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RainWolfheart
There's a shot where a new vampire is bleeding from the eyes.
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Khana
Gratuitous amounts of extraordinarily fake looking blood. It's played for laughs, not trying to be gory. That said, it's still gory enough that if you have a problem with gore, it might be too much.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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5
Two child vampires are seen but they are already vampires when we meet them and do not die onscreen
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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AtlasTarot
Most characters are dead already. One main vampire character dies, a human dies and becomes a vampire, a different human dies and comes back as a werewolf.
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AtlasTarot
A vampire burns to death in the sun.
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Does someone die?
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8
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AtlasTarot
Several characters die, most come back to life in some way.
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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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amwhite91
The vampires kidnap people to be able to suck their blood.
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Does a parent die?
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cassandrasaurus
((SPOILERS)) Not a parent in the traditional sense but the vampire who sired all the other vampires in the film is killed and it’s kinda sad.
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Does someone cheat?
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23
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Yes
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glance
A vampire sire (parental figure) dies.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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amwhite91
These mostly involve the vampire Petyr
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Is someone possessed?
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amwhite91
No, but the vampires can hypnotize humans to do their bidding.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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0
Hysterrria
Towards the end the vampires cast a scarf into a lake or pond.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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5
Are there razors?
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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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Does someone vomit?
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SpareMe
Happens after he human food is eaten. Another character gives a warning. Scene change happens quickly and it’s very graphic so be prepared.
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Is someone eaten?
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AtlasTarot
I believe they use the terminology "eating people" to describe feeding on them. They don't eat their bodies or anything, though, just drink their blood.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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RainWolfheart
The police officers are incompetent, partially because they're hypnotized by the vampires. They do fail to help people and mistakenly blame a dog for a crime in that incompetence.
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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7
Are there transphobic slurs?
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7
Yes
0
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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24
Are needles/syringes used?
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25
Is there a mental institution scene?
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24
Is there a hospital scene?
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23
Does someone have cancer?
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1
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Mental Health
Yes
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glance
A character is visibly upset after watching another die, but this turns around for the better.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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3
Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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13
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Yes
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AtlasTarot
Not in any major way, but this movie takes place in a different reality than our own that has vampires and zombies and werewolves and all sorts of things like that, and some of them are capable of manipulating human minds, like vampire hypnosis, in ways such as forgetting things happened, believing things that aren't true, working against their own desire/will, etc.
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Is there misophonia?
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12
Is there ABA therapy?
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6
Is there body dysphoria?
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7
Yes
2
No
17
1
OverzealousArmadillo
Werewolf/vampire transformation
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16
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
15
No
4
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amwhite91
The basement scenes are a bit claustrophobic
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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25
Is there autism specific abuse?
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1
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20
Yes
0
No
26
Noxious
Yes
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0
0
Hysterrria
There's an early jump scare scene when Viago wakes up Petyr, who hisses at him.
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Yes
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squahs
the movie is in documentary/found footage style so it has the handheld feel, it also features shakiness when the camera operators are running from something (like the werewolf attack in the park)
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Is there screaming?
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
5
AtlasTarot
Lots of looking at people through windows.
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Khana
It's a fake documentary - they break the pretend 4th wall by addressing the cameramen of the "documentary," but they never break the "real" 4th wall.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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9
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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23
Are there babies or unborn children?
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9
Does someone miscarry?
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24
Does a pregnant person die?
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23
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
36 supporters
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1
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TheCassandraComplex
Sort of. Nick briefly references a nightclub or pub called “Fat Ladies Arms.” It’s very easy to miss though.
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25
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amwhite91
There are no Black characters in this film.
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sleeptlk
a werewolf calls one of the main characters (viago) "count f*gula" but the other characters berate him for it after
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StaySafeFriends
There is a brief scene where on of the main characters mentions he was a former n**i
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14
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2
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TheCassandraComplex
Sort of. There are comments about the vampires’ flamboyant dress style, including the f-slur at one point. Deacon’s familiar says something about the vampires wearing “blouses” in a disparaging way.
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Yes
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No
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SageDerby
the f slur is used once
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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5
Does an LGBT person die?
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21
Yes
1
No
19
Are there n-words?
1 supporters
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21
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Anonymous
no, but there is a slavery joke.
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Yes
10
No
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AtlasTarot
A 90 year old woman is in a consensual relationship with a 380 year old vampire who also turns her into a vampire.
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Sex
Yes
22
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amwhite91
References to and brief depictions (both live action and illustrated) of orgies
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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6
Are there nude scenes?
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7
Is there bestiality?
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4
No
1
4
BellaRad
One of the characters talks about how he turned into a dog to have sex (not in detail, just briefly in passing)
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Is there BDSM?
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
Yes
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
1 supporters
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7
Yes
1
No
5
1
glance
Mentioned by a vampiric character about human friends losing their minds and forgetting who they are.
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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12
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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6
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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23
Are there end credit scenes?
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0
Does it have a sad ending?
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25
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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7
Does a plane crash?
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21
Yes
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RainWolfheart
A vampire in bat form crashes into a parked car. He's unharmed.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
40 supporters
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31
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0
3
8BitMonkey
most blood effects are exagerrated for comic effect, for example, one vampire accidentally bites into a main artery and blood begins to shoot out like a fountain as he tries to catch it with his mouth. later, a character is mauled by a pack of werewolves. the violence is mostly offscreen, but the chase scene could be distressing and the aftermath is technically shown, albeit mosaic censored.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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