A Nightmare On Elm Street

Movie • 2010 • Horror  

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The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this twisted killer.
This movie contains 62 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
Yes
65
No
0
8
AdamHirsch
The dog is shown dead, but it’s a dream. It is never made clear if the dog really is dead since it wasn’t his dream.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is someone's mouth covered?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
0
No
5
0
WellButtered
A dog is left outside in the yard, where it gets killed.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
35 supporters
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0
No
4
Yes
0
No
4
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
19
No
6
3
WellButtered
The protagonists and multiple other teenagers are being hunted down by Freddy for the entire film, and while this isn’t the usual form of stalking, I believe it still counts as they’re constantly afraid of him showing up and harming them.
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Is there domestic violence?
58 supporters
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0
No
21
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
17
No
7
1
Mia
Multiple people are constantly told that they are being ridiculous for thinking a dream is real, that they should just relax, or that it’s all in their heads and nothing bad will happen. I do think this is an example of gaslighting, even though it wasn’t intentional and the people doing it didn’t know any better at that point in the story.

Gaslight: “manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.”
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Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
Yes
35
No
0
7
HannahNeuman
The whole story is based around molestation and the kids regaining memories and finding photos of it. Like, literally the whole movie.
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Addiction
5
WellButtered
Quentin is seen using “Zoneral” which is essentially Adderall throughout the movie to stay awake. He also steals syringes of medical adrenaline and is seen using it on himself once and then once again to wake up Nancy.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
7
No
12
6
WellButtered
While there is no real addiction, there is a scene in which Quentin has to beg the pharmacist for more adderal to stay awake because the pharmacist assumes Quentin is popping them. Quentin is seen using these pills throughout the movie to avoid sleeping.
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Yes
3
No
20
4
WellButtered
Not in this film. Nancy’s mother is an alcoholic in the original and in the first draft script for 2010, but not in the 2010 film.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
82 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
Yes
35
No
8
3
Bunyip
Rufus the dog 😞
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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Yes
7
No
11
Yes
0
No
24
Yes
28
No
2
2
zaidelles
This category is not intended to include dogs, which is a separate trigger category. There are no other dead animals.
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Are there spiders?
34 supporters
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Yes
20
No
0
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
13 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
2
No
2
1
WellButtered
drugs are mentioned and used by main characters to stay awake, and the main character narrowly avoids being given a sedative in the hospital
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Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
2
zaidelles
Gone into in detail.
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Is someone held under water?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
5
No
1
1
Someone is restrained by an unseen force
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Yes
33
No
0
7
WellButtered
There’s many mentions of sexual assault. Spoilers ahead: Freddy Krueger is established as a pedophile who sexually assaulted many (if not all) of the kids who went to Badham Preschool. There are scenes where Parents discuss what happened, and a scene where Quentin and Nancy find proof of his happening. But there is also a scene near the end of the film where Freddy has Nancy restrained and it is very heavily implied that he is about to assault her. This scene goes on for a while before Quentin saves her.
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2
Samanthaselina
There is mention of sexual assault of young boys and girls but no jokes
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4
Samanthaselina
There is moments that are very uncomfortable and the villain speaks to the victim in a way that would insinuate he would be leading to it
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Bodily Harm
Yes
29
No
0
3
WellButtered
Freddy has a blade-glove with which he is frequently seen cutting things and people along with scraping his blades against items.
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Are any hands damaged?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
17
No
0
1
Mia
I think this happens more than once throughout the film, but I only remember during a swim meet Quinton ended up almost drowning and struggled to breathe when he finally woke up
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Is there decapitation?
20 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is someone choked?
15 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Yes
32
No
0
3
WellButtered
Spoilers: In Quentin’s dream-sequence Freddy is shown being trapped in a building and then burned alive by use of a molotov by the parents of the children he assaulted. It shows him on fire before rushing out of the building towards Quentin, where you can see him burning. Quentin and Nancy also attempt to burn his "dead" body at the end of the film.
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Is someone buried alive?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Yes
11
No
4
3
Bunyip
Freddy's forearm is cut off in the scuffle between him & the 2 main protagonists towards the end
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Does a head get squashed?
43 supporters
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Yes
13
No
2
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
Yes
5
No
11
1
Maktopus
A character is strangled.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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Yes
3
No
2
Are any teeth damaged?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Does someone become unconscious?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
18 supporters
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Yes
18
No
0
Yes
3
No
16
2
tylerjay
(spoiler) When Chloe dies in the beginning, her struggling in her sleep looks like a seizure
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
35 supporters
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Yes
14
No
4
Is someone tortured?
62 supporters
Yes
25
No
1
3
WellButtered
Freddy is seen and heard torturing multiple of the teenagers before killing them. This is reoccurring.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
23
No
0
5
WellButtered
At the very end of the movie Ms. Holbrook gets Freddy’s blades stabbed through the back of her head, it’s shown stabbing right through her eyes.
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there excessive gore?
64 supporters
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Yes
6
No
2
Children
Is an infant abducted?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
Yes
28
No
2
4
WellButtered
All of Freddy’s victims are teenagers, most under the age of 18.
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Is a minor sexualized?
69 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Death
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
0
No
4
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
31
No
0
2
WellButtered
Spoilers: Nancy’s mother is killed by Freddy at the very end of the film.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does a family member die?
16 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
38 supporters
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Yes
25
No
0
Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
Yes
6
No
13
0
WellButtered
While not in the usual form, Dean’s death scene could be seen as him be possessed by Freddy to kill himself.
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
19
No
2
2
Hooligan
While he's technically a demon, Freddy could be considered a ghost.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
5
No
15
6
aspirin
about an hour and 15 minutes in theres a clown mask on the wall behind one of the characters, but its only shown for a few seconds and not focused on whatsoever
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0
WellButtered
pools and near drownings shown
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Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
10 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
23
No
0
4
WellButtered
A mirrored scene of the original Nancy bath scene. Nancy is seen getting into the bath, falling asleep in the bathtub, Freddy’s glove reaches up out of the water in-between her legs, and then she is awoken by Quentin’s phone call
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
Yes
14
No
6
3
WellButtered
Quentin is seen puking up mostly water after almost drowning during swim practice
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
2
No
16
Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
1
lilstinkystink
when characters get injured you'll hear nasty noises.
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Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there transphobic slurs?
39 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
25
No
0
3
lilstinkystink
2 instances of adrenaline shots later in the movie.

*spoilers* obviously
1 in the car after the hospital scene
1 at the climax near the end
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1
WellButtered
Other commenter is thinking of the wrong movie
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Yes
26
No
0
3
WellButtered
A long hospital scene where Quentin brings Nancy in after being attacked by Freddy. Nancy is shown being extremely distressed. Quentin is also driven off in an Ambulance at the end of the film. And while this isn’t in the original cutting, one of the alternate beginnings of the film shows Freddy in the hospital after being burnt alive.
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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Mental Health
Yes
7
No
1
1
zaidelles
Not explicit/namedropped.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
Yes
33
No
1
3
HannahNeuman
The girl burns her arm with a car lighter to stay awake.
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Is autism misrepresented?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is a mentally ill person violent?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
9
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
1
Samanthaselina
Someone dies where people think he has commited suicide but the audience knows it wasn’t the case.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
15 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does someone have a meltdown?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there ABA therapy?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysphoria?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysmorphia?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
0
No
12
Are there anxiety attacks?
24 supporters
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Yes
9
No
10
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
17 supporters
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Yes
4
No
13
Does someone have an eating disorder?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
9
Anonymous
spoiler alert technically freddy makes him do it
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
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Yes
2
No
11
Is there screaming?
10 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
Are there flashing lights or images?
34 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Are there abortions?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
37 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Yes
0
No
21
5
WellButtered
There are no people of color in this film besides an asian character who has a very very short and mostly off-screen death.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Yes
0
No
18
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Is a minority is misrepresented?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Yes
0
No
18
Are there n-words?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
3
No
3
1
zaidelles
There is explicit pedophilia in the movie. There are no large age-gaps in any of the actual adult relationships.
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Religious
Yes
3
No
1
0
WellButtered
Quentin, one of the main characters, is religious. There is a scene in which his religion along with a cross pendant he wears is discussed.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
39 supporters
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Yes
26
No
1
Is someone sexually objectified?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
Are there nude scenes?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
4
Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
63 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Sexism
Yes
0
No
6
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone terminally ill?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Social
Is someone homeless?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Are there anti-abortion themes?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are there end credit scenes?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
20
No
1
2
WellButtered
Spoilers ahead: After it’s established that Quentin and Nancy have presumably beaten Freddy once and for all, Nancy goes home with her mother. During their conversation, Freddy appears again and kills Ms. Holbrook, ending the film on a cliff-hanger
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
20
No
0
3
WellButtered
Quentin swerves off of the road after seeing a hallucination of Freddy appear in front of the car, causing them to crash in the ditch.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
No
2
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
0
No
18
2
WellButtered
Freddy appears in the road as a hallucination of Quentin’s, but he swerves before hitting him.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there blood/gore?
43 supporters
Yes
23
No
0
3
WellButtered
Lots of it!
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
11
No
7
5
WellButtered
While technically no, there is a scene where Quentin falls asleep during a swim team practice and is shown being dragged under and flailing around in the water, after the dream sequence that follows, he is shown being resuscitated outside of the pool
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Is there gun violence?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16