A Nightmare On Elm Street

Movie • 1984 • Horror  

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Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...
This movie contains 46 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
87 supporters
Yes
10
No
63
13
Anonymous
In the 1984 version, there is no dog. In the 2010 remake, a dog does die. However this is the entry for the 1984 version so I think people got confused which is why there are so many yes" entries.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
16 supporters
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0
Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
8 supporters
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0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is there throat mutilation?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are there end credit scenes?
5 supporters
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Is there decapitation?
5 supporters
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0
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0
Is there BDSM?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Does someone lose their virginity?
4 supporters
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0
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0
Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
12 supporters
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Yes
4
No
2
Is an animal abandoned?
18 supporters
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0
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3
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is someone stalked?
8 supporters
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Yes
40
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0
11
vlixxord
Nancy's mom briefly slaps her.
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0
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5
Yes
38
No
3
5
Mcdeville
Adults refusing to believe the real and terrible experiences of teenagers based on "knowing better", and implications that the teenagers are just too emotional, is probably the main theme of the film. Personally I feel like more of the horror comes from this than from Freddy Kruger.
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Is a child abused?
33 supporters
Yes
28
No
14
4
Mcdeville
The entire movie is about children being brutally murdered and the survivors being ignored by the adults who should be caring for them. I'm really not sure why anyone has clicked no for this.
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Addiction
Yes
2
No
26
Is there addiction?
3 supporters
Yes
35
No
3
1
Saniso
Nancy's mother is an alcoholic
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Yes
43
No
0
8
Anonymous
Nancy's mother is an alcoholic and frequently shown drinking or hiding alcohol throughout the movie.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Does a horse die?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
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31
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
49 supporters
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Yes
1
No
42
Are animals abused?
60 supporters
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0
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31
Yes
0
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29
Yes
1
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33
6
ceisan
There are no animals in the 1984 (original) movie at all
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Is an animal sad?
14 supporters
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0
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3
Are rabbits harmed?
15 supporters
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0
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3
Does a cat die?
47 supporters
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Yes
0
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31
Does a pet die?
40 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Does a dragon die?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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30
Are there spiders?
14 supporters
Yes
11
No
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DottyBlackheart26
There aren’t any spiders. I’m not sure why there are yes votes for this. I’m incredibly arachnophobic and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
1 supporters
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0
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3
Are there snakes?
5 supporters
Yes
30
No
7
3
bricker
40:17 there's several eels in a pile of mud in Nancy's dream.
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Are there sharks?
2 supporters
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3
Are there bugs?
8 supporters
Yes
49
No
1
7
bricker
40:13 - 40:20 when the woman opens her mouth a long centipede crawls out (very gross) and then turns into a bunch of eels in a pile at her feet.
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Assault
1
Dreamdust1600
Nancy is Slapped by her mother
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Is someone drugged?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is there pedophilia?
30 supporters
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Yes
2
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4
Is someone held under water?
4 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is rape mentioned?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Is someone restrained?
8 supporters
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Yes
12
No
1
Yes
10
No
33
12
eastcraven
Freddy is not a pedophile in the original series. He does make some lewd gestures though.
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Yes
0
No
3
Bodily Harm
Yes
46
No
0
1
lukehasahead
Freddy cuts his chest to reveal green ooze and maggots at one point
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Are any hands damaged?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
7
Blastspark01
One character almost drowns
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Is there cannibalism?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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21
Is someone crushed to death?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is someone choked?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
48
No
1
4
StanleyKruger
Freddy was burned to death, but IIRC this wasn't shown, merely talked about.
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Is someone buried alive?
7 supporters
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Yes
3
No
22
Is there body horror?
12 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
23
No
5
2
DottyBlackheart26
Freddy slices off 2 of his fingers while antagonizing Tina, but it’s not very graphic and played for laughs. Since he’s a dream demon, it’s not permanent anyway.
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Does a head get squashed?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
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26
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Is there a hanging?
10 supporters
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39
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0
9
A man dies of hanging.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
0
GreyCaprice
Someone is hung.
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Are any teeth damaged?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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28
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Does someone break a bone?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
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25
Does someone have a seizure?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
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27
3
Mulu
No but the scene where Freddie's knife-hand approaches Nancy's crotch when she falls asleep in the bathtub might feel unconfortable for some people
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Yes
42
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0
8
ceisan
Freddy cuts off two of his own fingers at one point
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Is someone tortured?
30 supporters
Yes
30
No
7
6
ceisan
Not torture in the usual sense of the word but the deaths of most characters are not exactly quick/ clean
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
1
GreyCaprice
Freddy falls down two sets of stairs.
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1
throughourphantoms
A character falls through a sort of portal Freddy created in his bed and is said to be dead. not sure if that counts?
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Is there eye mutilation?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Is someone stabbed?
2 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Yes
14
No
2
1
TheoTheory
There’s so much gore just that’s the whole point of the movie
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a kid die?
13 supporters
Yes
49
No
1
7
Anonymous
Teens are killed throughout the movie and it is implied (but not shown) that younger kids were abused and killed by Krueger in the past.
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Is a minor sexualized?
28 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone die?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Does a major character die?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Family
Is a child's toy destroyed?
7 supporters
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Yes
4
No
16
Does a family member die?
6 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a parent die?
3 supporters
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Yes
45
No
0
Yes
3
No
26
5
ceisan
Not kidnapped but one of the characters is arrested and held in jail, and there is talk of Freddy's past crimes which included kidnapping, but it isn't depicted
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Does someone cheat?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Fear
Is someone possessed?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
24
Are there ghosts?
3 supporters
Yes
17
No
11
1
DottyBlackheart26
Not really. There’s some hallucinations in the characters’ dreams, but no ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
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25
Are there jumpscares?
16 supporters
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Yes
43
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0
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is trypophobic content shown?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
3 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Yes
35
No
4
8
Westley
Technically. It's a bath scene.
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Gross
Is someone eaten?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does someone vomit?
31 supporters
Yes
0
No
37
14
JackLapierre
Not pictured but a character mentions that someone is in the bathroom sick after witnessing a crime scene.

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Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
27
Is there on-screen pooping?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there audio gore?
14 supporters
Yes
19
No
3
4
It doesn’t fit perfectly into this category, but Freddy does scrape the knives on his glove against a lot of surfaces. Lots of unpleasant squeaking noises that might bother some people with sensory sensitivities.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
4 supporters
Yes
1
No
15
5
SiRenfield
The plot of the whole franchise basically happens due to in the incompetence of the police (or at least Springwood’s).
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Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is there a mental institution scene?
6 supporters
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Yes
2
No
24
Is electro-therapy used?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Does someone have cancer?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Yes
29
No
1
6
bricker
50:47 a doctor tries to give a girl a shot but she doesn't let him.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
36
No
0
6
bricker
47:30 - 51:20 Nancy's parents take her to a hospital for sleep disorders
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Mental Health
Is there body dysphoria?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is autism misrepresented?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
2
No
6
0
Mulu
One might consider Nancy's drinking to be an expression of PTSD, but it's not explicitly treated as such
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Is there body dysmorphia?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Yes
18
No
17
9
Alixandraw
~27 mins into the movie Nancy burns her wrist on a hot water pipe to wake herself up. She later looks at the burn.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
3 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
0
No
5
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have a mental illness?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Is there autism specific abuse?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is a mentally ill person violent?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is there ABA therapy?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have an eating disorder?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Yes
0
No
11
Is there misophonia?
14 supporters
Yes
23
No
1
8
SiRenfield
The iconic Freddy scraping his gloves on the metal pipes
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11
SleepSystem
An actual suicide does not occur but a character's death is made to look like a suicide and several characters discuss it as if it is one.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Are there anxiety attacks?
10 supporters
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Yes
21
No
1
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
6 supporters
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Yes
3
No
21
Noxious
Is there obscene language/gestures?
3 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Are there sudden loud noises?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
3
No
0
1
Nancy is pulled underwater in the bath
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Does a baby cry?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Is there screaming?
5 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
1 supporters
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Yes
7
No
20
Are there flashing lights or images?
11 supporters
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Yes
7
No
18
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is someone watched without knowing?
6 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Pregnancy
Are there babies or unborn children?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there abortions?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Is a baby stillborn?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a pregnant person die?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
22
Is there childbirth?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
22
Does someone miscarry?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
25
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
0
No
19
Is there aphobia?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there hate speech?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Does an LGBT person die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Yes
4
No
16
5
Cryptid_Crow
"Fruitcake" is said in a derogatory way.
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6
ceisan
There isn't anything horrible but the main character is considered "psycho" by a lot of people so some rude things about that are said
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Does the black guy die first?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Is a minority is misrepresented?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there n-words?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Race
Is there blackface?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Religious
Is religion discussed?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Sex
Is someone sexually objectified?
9 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is there bestiality?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there sexual content?
16 supporters
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Yes
38
No
1
Yes
2
No
3
-1
Dreamdust1600
There is a bath scene but you can't see any genitals
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
10
Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have a stroke?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is someone terminally ill?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is existentialism debated?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is someone homeless?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Spoiler
Does it have a sad ending?
10 supporters
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Yes
33
No
2
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
Does a car crash?
4 supporters
Yes
3
No
25
2
KaitiMaddox
It’s not shown on screen, but it is heavily implied that a car crashes.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Is someone hit by a car?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Does someone drown?
4 supporters
Yes
0
No
25
11
Anonymous
No, but a character almost drowns.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there blood/gore?
15 supporters
Yes
36
No
0
1
DottyBlackheart26
Yes, but it’s not too graphic.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
18
7
ceisan
(Spoilers, obviously!!) There is one scene where a cop points a gun/threatens to shoot one of the protagonists, but it is never fired and no one in this movie is killed by a gun
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