Beetlejuice

Movie • 1988 • Comedy  

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Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.
This movie contains 41 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
252 supporters
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ProfessorProcyon
Towards the beginning of the movie, a couple swerves to avoid a dog on the road, but end up crashing their car. The dog is unharmed.
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Abandonment
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Pumpkin4
No, but when Lydia is writing a suicide letter (she does not commit suicide) she's refers to feeling alone

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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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NakNakNak
No actual violence, but to scare the Deetzes one of the things Barbara tries is to make it ook like she cut off her husband's head.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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RavenLord
Sort of? A teenage girl is harrassed by a ghost and then nearly forced into a marriage with an adult male ghost (same one). There is not any abuse by the parents beyond an occasional cutting word from the stepmother.
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Addiction
2
hc.clarice
A woman uses heavy sleeping pills
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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Tffr
Smoking
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RavenLord
There is only light social drinking, no depictions of alcoholism or alcohol abuse.
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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)
125 supporters
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35
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ProfessorProcyon
A fly and cockroach are eaten.
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Are animals abused?
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Pumpkin4
Beetlejuice eats a fly and a cockroach
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Is an animal sad?
60 supporters
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Pumpkin4
No but Beetlejuice does lore in a fly to eat and it squeals and says "help me" once
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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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ryancmill10
~2 minutes and 30 seconds in at the end of the intro credits

~14 minutes and 40 seconds in when Lydia is first introduced as the family moves in
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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livebackwards
Beetlejuice turns into a giant snake monster and attacks and injures at least one person in one of the more genuinely frightening segments of the movie. (Injury is done by falling, not snakebite.) Giant, snake-like creatures called sandworms appear, and one swallows a character whole at the end. Nothing graphic or bloody.
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Are there sharks?
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Pumpkin4
Sort of, when Barbra and Adam enter the netherworld you briefly see a swimmer with a shark or fish kinda thing attached to his leg
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Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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KennedyKelly418
Spiders in two separate parts, one at the very beginning and one at the introduction of Lydia, and a fly that meets Betelgeuse. The fly is in very close detail, so if you don’t like bugs, I would stop watching when you hear the buzzing and resume watching when you hear a man speaking (not Betelgeuse, but a man with a normal voice)
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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3
Is someone drugged?
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5
Is there pedophilia?
79 supporters
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11
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Lillithbaby
a teenage girl is nearly forced into marriage with beetlejuice, who is at least 600 years old
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
No, but the main characters drown off-screen when their car crashes.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Yes
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vincentdorian
Beetlejuice often makes sexually charged remarks towards Barbara Maitland, even kissing her without her consent.
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NakNakNak
Three times during the wedding scene: Beetlejuice first uses his magic to put a zipper on Barbara's mouth, then a metal plate. When Lydia tries to protest her marriage to Beetlejuice, he puts a hand over her mouth and speaks in her voice.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
14
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KennedyKelly418
Not really, but we do see a character with slit wrists.
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Are any hands damaged?
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3
Are there dislocations?
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NakNakNak
Juno the social worker smokes a cigarette and exhales the smoke through a cut or hole in her throat.
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KennedyKelly418
Well, they drown. Barbra also has her mouth gated shut, but she can still breathe through her nose.
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NakNakNak
One of the haunting techniques the Maitlands try is making it look like Barbara decapitated Adam. Being ghosts, they are unharmed and back to normal in a scene or two.
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Is there cannibalism?
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RavenLord
There is a very flattened ghost, and it can be assume his death was by a car or steamroller? Nothing is shown of his actual death, however. Just a very flat ghost.
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Is someone choked?
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Anonymous
Implied but not specifically shown. The mutilated body is shown though.
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Crow75
Title character is buried in a coffin from where the protagonists has to dig him out. He is already dead technically though but still
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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RavenLord
I'm not sure this counts as amputation, but a ghost in the afterlife is divided into two parts, cut around her midsection.
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KennedyKelly418
There is a shrunken head and a man who was obviously run over by a car, but neither happen on screen, we just see the aftermath. (Not bloody)
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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emotionalcorn
When one of the ghosts is trying to scare the new owners of the house, one of the ghosts appears hanging in a closet as a jumpscare and remains onscreen for about a minute.
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8
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0
One of the ghosts in the waiting room choked on a bone but we don't see the death
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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4
Does someone break a bone?
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2
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35
Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Yes
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1
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Anonymous
In the afterlife office, there are various characters that are mutilated: cut in half, have a shrunken head, etc.
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Is someone tortured?
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RavenLord
Terrorized, scared, retrained. No physical torture.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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15
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0
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livebackwards
Two characters inside a car fall off a bridge to their deaths, but it's made fairly clear that it's the drowning and not the fall that kills them. Their deaths are not seen.
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35
No
16
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WartyGoblin
A character relocates their eyeballs, but returns them to normal.
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Is someone stabbed?
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3
Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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9
Does a kid die?
1 supporters
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51
2
Fin
A teenager, Lydia, was going to kill herself
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Is a minor sexualized?
76 supporters
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10
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1
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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0
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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2
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6
Yes
5
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0
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pedanther
The two central characters die early in the movie, and are ghosts for the rest of the story. Nobody else dies after that.
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Does a non-human character die?
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3
Does someone die?
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8
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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0
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13
Yes
0
No
3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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1
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32
Does a parent die?
14 supporters
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33
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18
7
TheCassandraComplex
Lydia’s mom died before the events of the film. Lydia’s stepmother is fine at the end of the movie.
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Does someone cheat?
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37
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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1
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23
Yes
2
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2
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Lillithbaby
presumably, but it’s not shown.
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Fear
Yes
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No
31
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KennedyKelly418
Not specifically “jump scares,” but there are a few startling parts. If you’re sensitive to jump scares, (like me,) at one point, Adam opens a window to see Jane right there, A “sculpture” crashes through a window at the end of an uncomfortably long shot of Charles at a kitchen sink, the sand worm breaking through the door, when Barbra transformed her face in the closet, when Beetlejuice says, “you wanna see something scary and turns to them and his face opens up (scare chord is used so just close your eyes) and the one that jolted me the most was at the end of the Day-O song, where bloody hands reach out if the bowls and grab their faces.
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Is someone possessed?
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KennedyKelly418
Barbra and Adam possess everyone (but Lydia) at the Day-O dinner party.
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Are there ghosts?
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KennedyKelly418
The whole point of the movie is the afterlife.
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Are there clowns?
10 supporters
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3
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TheCassandraComplex
Beetlejuice himself looks a tad clownlike with the white makeup and green hair but he is not a clown.
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NakNakNak
Barbara and Adam die when their car falls off a bridge into the river.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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4
Is there a shower scene?
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41
Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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19
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
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0
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59
6
emetophobiclesbian
Safe!!
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Is someone eaten?
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0
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4
Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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50
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3
7
omodan
theres a scene where beetlejuice hacks up snot & spits it into his jacket
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Is there audio gore?
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31
Is there farting?
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3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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12
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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21
Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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0
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4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
30 supporters
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0
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5
Are there transphobic slurs?
42 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
20 supporters
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0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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5
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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0
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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0
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39
Are needles/syringes used?
28 supporters
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42
Is there a mental institution scene?
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41
Is there a hospital scene?
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42
Is there menstruation?
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3
Does someone have cancer?
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44
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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15
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Lillithbaby
lydia is very easily read as mentally ill, although it’s not explicitly discussed
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5
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livebackwards
In the Afterlife, Miss Argentina reveals that she killed herself by slashing her wrists. The wounds are shown but aren't bloody, and the character herself is fairly blasé about it. It's morbid humor.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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5
Yes
3
No
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DoogleDog101
Lydia has severe depression.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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4
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Five_Hargreeves
Lydia attempts
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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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3
Is there misophonia?
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16
Is there ABA therapy?
1 supporters
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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4
Yes
13
No
35
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ProfessorProcyon
There's body horror, but body dysmorphia is something entirely different.
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ProfessorProcyon
One of the supporting characters is suicidal and is seen writing a suicide note at one point.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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38
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koroneinugami
there is a scene early on where lydia's stepmother is pinned against the house by a large sculpture and there's not much room to move, but this is rather brief.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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0
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42
Is there autism specific abuse?
34 supporters
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0
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33
13
Anonymous
There are no on-screen suicides but suicide is mentioned at times. Early in the movie there is gossip that two characters committed suicide (though they actually did not). In another scene the main character (a teenage girl) is writing a suicide note and she talks to other characters about it, but they talk her out of it.

I'm not 100% sure but I think suicide is mentioned at other points by both minor and support characters, but they aren't as plot-relevant.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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4
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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3
Does a baby cry?
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0
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17
Is there shakey cam?
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37
Is there screaming?
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3
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0
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Sibelos
At one point Beetlejuice says "NICE F**KING MODEL" before honking his crotch, surprisingly the movie is only PG, while it's only said once, this film released after the PG-13 rating was made.
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Mousepoop420
There is a scene where there is a pretty consistent camera flash that lasts about 30 seconds.

near the end of the movie, there is lighting that flashes quite a bit for about 5 minutes.
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Paranoia
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NakNakNak
When the Deetzes move in, the Maitlands watch them from the attic.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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13
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
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14
Is there childbirth?
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0
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42
Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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0
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39
Are there babies or unborn children?
1 supporters
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0
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14
Yes
0
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hc.clarice
No miscarriages, but it is implied that a couple is having fertility issues.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
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4
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ProfessorProcyon
A few mild comments are made towards Otho.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Yes
4
No
27
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RavenLord
At the dinner party, a woman snarkily says, "Paranormal? Is that what they're calling your kind these days?" emphasizing "your kind" towards a male designer (Otho) who is portrayed as flamboyant and effiminate. I'm a bit surprised by the "no" responses to this question, LOL.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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17
Is there hate speech?
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Yes
1
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36
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pedanther
A minor character in the waiting room sequence is depicted using derogatory stereotypes of African people.
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Does an LGBT person die?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
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41
Yes
1
No
29
Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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0
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31
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
24
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0
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SPOILER




there is an attempted forced marriage with a large age gap
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Religious
Yes
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3
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
There is much discussion about the afterlife, but nothing within the context of religion.
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3
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0
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pedanther
Borderline. The staff of the afterlife are deceased humans, not demons, but some of them are very unnerving, often in a body horror way. And it's not technically Hell, but there is discussion and depiction of the fate awaiting certain classes of sinners (principally suicides).
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Sex
Yes
55
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0
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Anonymous
There are no actual s*x scenes or nudity, but there are some sexual jokes. The closest to implied s*x is a scene where ghosts moan and it's mistaken by other characters as sexual.

However, the antagonist is a pervert who makes a lot of crude jokes and brief but unwanted advances. There are scenes where he grabs his junk, forcefully kisses a woman and tries to look up her skirt, and touches women slightly without consent. He also flirts with the teenage protagonist (the flirtation is not mutual). In one scene there is a strip club/brothel (unspecified which) with female s*x workers in revealing clothes used to distract the antagonist.
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Yes
22
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0
3
Beetlejuice objectifies Barbara, making comments, kissing, touching, and looking up her dress.
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Are there nude scenes?
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15
Is there bestiality?
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5
Is there BDSM?
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0
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
Yes
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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5
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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6
Is someone terminally ill?
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
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0
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12
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
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Yes
0
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4
Is existentialism debated?
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1
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2
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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1
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3
Does it have a sad ending?
34 supporters
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
67
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0
6
Anonymous
Near the beginning, two characters crash through a small tunnel and teeter over the edge of a lake. The car falls and they drown off screen. Despite this, the scene is not particularly violent - it played out more as mildly comedic - and over in less than a minute. The car is not seen again and the characters are uninjured. The crash is briefly mentioned after the fact.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Yes
16
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0
Does a plane crash?
1 supporters
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2
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3
DoogleDog101
Implied by the football team scene
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14
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WinterSummer
Not on screen but one of the ghosts was clearly run over
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
4 supporters
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Is there blood/gore?
46 supporters
Yes
39
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0
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livebackwards
Every bit of gore / disfigurement is cartoonish and family-friendly, though very small children may be disturbed.
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Does someone drown?
13 supporters
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56
No
1
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Anonymous
Two characters drown off screen.
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Is there gun violence?
18 supporters
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