An American Werewolf In London

Movie • 1981 • Comedy  

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Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
This movie contains 60 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
258 supporters
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lunallena
There are a couple of dogs in the film but none of them get hurt. The werewolf does get killed, however.
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Abandonment
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KamiSteele
Technically, as one of the ghosts is a man who seems to be coming home from work on the tube when he's killed. During the theater scene he mentions that David made his wife a widow and his children fatherless. They're likely grieving his loss, which would be influenced by the fact he never arrived home safely during what's presumably part of his daily routine. It's obviously not deliberate abandonment, but may be triggering in a similar vein.
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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?
24 supporters
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Cryptid_Crow
The werewolf hunts, but nobody is stalked.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Leighschar
Not in the typical sense but if you think about it - David is attacked by a werewolf and therefore ends up becoming one and in his werewolf form, he does attack and kill people.
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TheDreammweaver
David is gaslighted repeatedly because of the town where he was attacked trying to cover up that there was a werewolf there.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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4
Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Kyleeo
not explicitly, they do mention adding some kind of pain med into the main characters IV when he's in the hospital
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Is there addiction?
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25
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)
127 supporters
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Travis Clark
A deer is killed by the star in a dream sequence, and of course there ate the werewolves
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Are animals abused?
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abbilovescows
Not really but there are werewolves attacking people so that could still possibly be triggering
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Leighschar
In a dream, David stalks, attacks and eats a deer. We see it's meat being eaten. When the werewolves are killed, they turn back into their human forms, so therefore we don't see the actual wolf harmed
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Is an animal sad?
60 supporters
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Leighschar
David is sad through the wolfs eyes
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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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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
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albinopigeon
Sedated in a hospital.
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Is there pedophilia?
81 supporters
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KamiSteele
There's no actual pedophilia, but there is a scene that might potentially be triggering. After David's first transformation he wakes up naked inside a wolf enclosure at the zoo. He hides in the bushes and tricks a local child into giving him his balloons so that he can cover his privates (as the child puts it 'a naked American man stole my balloons'). It's very obviously not sexually predatory in any sense, as David does not expose himself to the kid or have any sexual intentions, and contextually it's a comedic scene, but it may still be upsetting to some viewers.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
55 supporters
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ShadesOfRad
Jack mentions that the girl he wants to have sex with will not be able to refuse
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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wallflowers
David, upon hearing of his friend’s death, is hysterical and the doctor and nurse hold him down before sedating him
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lunallena
There is a brief moment when the protagonist is in the hospital and in a coma, where a nurse tells another that she took a look at his privates.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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abbilovescows
Weird scene where nurse jokes about peaking at David’s privates when he’s in the hospital
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Bodily Harm
Yes
35
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aawilcore
In a dream sequence, David's throat is slit with a knife. Also the character Jack has visible cuts across his face from a werewolf attack.
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Leighschar
During the werewolf transformation scene, David's hands grow and contort in an inhumane way. In a brief shot, we see Jack's thumb is disconnected from his hand in his ghost form
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Are there dislocations?
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Leighschar
In a dream sequence, David has his throat cut with a knife. Jack's ghost has his entire throat exposed as I presume it was ripped out by the werewolf. It's very obviously practical effects but it does look pretty damn good
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Yes
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The werewolf bites a policeman’s head clean off
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Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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Leighschar
Not in the typical sense, but as a werewolf David attacks and eats people. Upon waking up he has a disgusted face on his look and spits.
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In a car pile up some pedestrians are crushed briefly
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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wallflowers
The transformation sequence is a very graphic example
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Is there amputation?
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aawilcore
No, but a person's head is decapitated during one of the final scenes.
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Leighschar
Not in the typical sense, but during the transformation scene there is a shot of David's feet elongating, focusing on the Achilles Tendon. It's the toughest part of the transformation to watch imo
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Is there a hanging?
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Kaizokuokubey
A mention of someone hanging, but they don't go through with it.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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teaz
not damaged, no, though david's teeth are shown changing painfully.
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abbilovescows
The main character is attacked around 16:00 minutes then ends up blacked out in the hospital
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Kaizokuokubey
When the werewolf transforms his skeletal structure reshapes itself in a very graphic way
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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starkid17
Not exactly mutilation, but claws are shown to grow out of the main character's fingertips in a bloody way.
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Is someone tortured?
68 supporters
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ProfessorProcyon
Not torture so to speak, but the first transformation sequence does involve a lot of screaming and someone being in extreme pain, which is possibly worth mentioning in this category.
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JesusFreakEmo
No, a character falls going up on an escalator though
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Leighschar
No, but as Jack decomposes throughout the film he ends up with almost a half skeleton look, and his eye is very visibly shown in the socket
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Is someone stabbed?
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wallflowers
Lots of on-screen wounds and blood
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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Travis Clark
The lead character's entire family is graphically killed in a dream sequence including 2 children
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Death
3
The main character is told to sacrifice himself many times, and tries to
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Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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6
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0
Yes
7
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Anonymous
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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8
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
15 supporters
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Travis Clark
The lead character's familybis brutally murdered in a dream sequence
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Does someone cheat?
14 supporters
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1
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25
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lunallena
There is no cheating in this film.
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Kyleeo
however a child's balloons are stolen
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abbilovescows
David has visions and nightmares of his family being killed
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
11 supporters
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huviks
Not really, but then the main character is frequently taken over by a malign supernatural force so...kinda?
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Are there ghosts?
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Kaizokuokubey
All of the werewolves victims come back in a state of "limbo" and haunt the protagonist. With each appearance they become more rotting with decay
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Yes
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Anonymous
In the last quarter or so of the movie, there are some people and their dogs sitting around a fire pit. The holes in the sides of the firepit bin are triggering. Is only there for a scene or two.
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Are there razors?
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albinopigeon
No razors, but there is a pocketknife, which David tries to slit his wrists with.
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bricker
40:47 - 41:22, sexual 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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Leighschar
This movie is completely safe !
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Is someone eaten?
25 supporters
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abbilovescows
Werewolves trying to eat folks

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Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Leighschar
David spits after waking up in the wolf enclosure at the zoo. Only brief, after he takes the bit of straw out of his mouth
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Is there audio gore?
38 supporters
Yes
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2
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ProfessorProcyon
Yes, mainly a lot of bones cracking.
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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0
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3
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1
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Leighschar
No one is actually incarcerated. David yells offensive things in front of a police officer in an attempt to get arrested, but it doesn't work
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Yes
1
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4
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abbilovescows
No but David says the queen of England is a man
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4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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30
Yes
27
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2
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Kaizokuokubey
In a hospital scene to put a character to sleep.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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29
Yes
33
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0
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aawilcore
David is in the hospital for a portion of the movie after the werewolf attack.
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Is there menstruation?
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3
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Yes
9
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Leighschar
David very obviously has PTSD after the attack on the Moors and when Jack first visits him afterwards, he thinks he's dreaming and says "I can't take this." And eventually ends up crying and calling the nurses for help
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abbilovescows
David develops ptsd if that counts
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Yes
33
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1
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squahs
attempted wrist cutting in a phone booth but the character is too freaked or scared to actually do it
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Is autism misrepresented?
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0
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4
Yes
0
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12
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Anonymous
The main character is not mentally ill
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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5
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Leighschar
David attempts to slit his wrists in a phone booth, but is too afraid to go through and chickens out. In the cinema after that scene, David and the ghosts discuss ways he could kill himself that would be less painful. None of the solutions go through and it's all hypothetical
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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3
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1
Does someone have a meltdown?
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Yes
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0
Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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4
Yes
20
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12
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Body horror, but not body dysmorphia.
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mxmango
No, but the main character is told several times he needs to kill himself, including a scene where people are talking about how to go about it.
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Yes
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2
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Kaizokuokubey
The main character suffers from an extreme case of guilt that leads to several anxiety attacks
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Yes
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izkm
maybe when he's in the phone booth?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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28
Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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23
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lunallena
Technically speaking, no character in the film dies via suicide. There is a lot of suicide talk, however, as the protagonist is constantly told to kill himself and is even given methods of doing so. There is also a suicide attempt scene, where he tries to cut his wrist inside a phone booth but fails to go through with it.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Yes
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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4
Does a baby cry?
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Yes
0
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14
Is there shakey cam?
29 supporters
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Yes
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1
Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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4
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0
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Leighschar
A LOT during the transformation scenes.
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Leighschar
David yells offensive things including swear words such as "F*CK, sh*t, c*unt" in the middle of London to try and get himself arrested. Swear words are used throughout the film but in general conversation as they would normally with adults
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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abbilovescows
There’s stalking by werewolves
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Yes
2
No
7
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Anonymous
During a transformation, the Werewolf looks and reaches directly towards the viewer.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Yes
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8
Is there childbirth?
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23
Are there abortions?
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Yes
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24
Are there babies or unborn children?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Does someone miscarry?
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Yes
0
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26
Does a pregnant person die?
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Yes
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24
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes
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21
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teaz
david while trying to get arrested shouts the queen of england is a man.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Yes
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1
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Lou1999
the main character calls prince charles the f slur when trying to provoke a policeman to arrest him
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huviks
There is a nightmare sequence where the main character imagines monstrous Nazis killing his family (which I believe is Jewish)
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izkm
the main character has woken up naked in a zoo and takes a ladys long dress like coat to cover up and is stared at judgmental-y by two men
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Is there hate speech?
22 supporters
Yes
31
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0
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StevenHay
Anti semetic remarks, homophobia
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Yes
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6
Yes
0
No
27
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izkm
i mean.. jack seems kinda....
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2
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18
Are there n-words?
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24
Is there aphobia?
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Yes
0
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6
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
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0
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4
Relationships
Yes
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8
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TheDreammweaver
There is no character called Henry in the film? (Referring to other comment) the main couple are both clearly adults and are probably similar in age.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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4
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2
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3
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KamiSteele
There's a dream sequence where David's family is attacked by werewolf demon Nazis in such a way that's clearly intended to invoke Holocaust imagery. One piece of official merch refers to them as 'nightmare demons,' and Jack mentions that the forces of darkness are real, which raises the possibility that these are actual demons. Other than that, the supernatural horror comes from ghosts and werewolves, not demons.
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Sex
Yes
39
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0
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Six66
An adult theater is featured near the end of the movie and a pornographic film plays in the background.
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Yes
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0
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wallflowers
A nurse says she looked at a man’s privates while he was in a coma and laughs about it with another nurse
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Yes
13
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0
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abbilovescows
The main character running through the woods naked
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Is there bestiality?
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6
Is there BDSM?
16 supporters
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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66 supporters
Yes
1
No
28
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Leighschar
Who clicked yes???
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
8
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
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Anonymous
Lycanthropy and being undead
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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5
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Social
Yes
11
No
0
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KamiSteele
Three of the ghosts are shown huddling around a fire in a trash can when they are killed. This implies that they were homeless, which makes them easy prey for the werewolf rampaging that night.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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4
Are there fat suits?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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25
Are there end credit scenes?
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0
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4
Yes
27
No
2
5
Kaizokuokubey
It ends with the protagonist being shot and dying.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
28
No
0
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wallflowers
Huge sequence of crashes near the end of the film
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
12 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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26
Yes
29
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0
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aawilcore
One of the last sequences of the movie has a bunch of cars crashing into eachother and running over people.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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bricker
There is lots of blood and some pretty knarly body horror. The worst of it, imo, which is the main transformation sequence, happens from 00:59:20 to 01:01:15. Lots of hair, disfigured limbs, audio gore, you name it.
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Does someone drown?
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froggie
There is no drowning but a character does suggest that David to kill himself via drowning
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xxlivlovesmusicxx
multiple werewolves are shot throughout- all while in wolf form, but of course transform back into humans shortly after
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