Eraserhead

Movie • 1977 • Fantasy  

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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
This movie contains 31 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Mommagranate
Movie surrounds parents mistreating a baby. The baby is shown and heard in multiple states of distress. Also weird visions/dream type sequences where fetal versions of the baby are squashed or thrown violently. The baby is not supposed to look normal/human, but I reccomend skipping this if anything baby-adjacent is difficult.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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Anonymous
Rumor that the baby is a real-life dead rabbit
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Are animals abused?
124 supporters
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MariaClocktower
There's a strange scene featuring bloody chickens
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MilesDustin
Some “man-made” chickens that bleed a bit too much
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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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Mommagranate
The fetus version of the baby in the strange visions/dreams looks snakelike, but doesn't move like one. There is also a worm but it just looks like a small piece of play doh
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Buttonsy
It's not nearly as extreme as most movies, but there is a scene where the main character's girlfriend's mother starts kissing his neck, and he is clearly uncomfortable with it.
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Bodily Harm
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Mommagranate
With scissors, but we don't see a clear break of skin
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Mommagranate
The baby wheezes with sickness. At one point its mouth is forceably covered and you hear it struggle.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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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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EchoGarden1
There’s a woman with very swelled up cheeks and personally it terrified me.
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Is there amputation?
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Mommagranate
I don't think so? Maybe decapitation but it just falls off
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BenSa
No, but a head does fall off, get found by a kid, and sold to an pencil factory which uses the brains to make erasers.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Mommagranate
There are some mouth horror scenes, special effects with the baby, but no teeth damage
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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SaladInMyPants
the baby tends to shake but it isn't explicitly a seizure. it could remind someone of one
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Mommagranate
I guess this is the way of a dimly lit surreal movie, but I don't remember any...
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Thatsalmostwhatshesaid
There is a closeup of someone rubbing her eye with gross sound effects, not technically mutilation but honestly gross af
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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TheMuchSwagDoge
Barely a “child”, but enough for it to be considered one.
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MilesDustin
The baby looks a lot like male genitals when unwrapped but not really in a Weird way
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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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?
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Buttonsy
Technically, yes, but it's not presented in the typical fashion that most people would likely find triggering.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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MilesDustin
One scene where he cheats on his wife, as well as the person he cheated with also with another man, and the radiator girl he also is with at the end, but I genuinely have no idea how much of that is part of the dream sequences
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Buttonsy
Not in the traditional sense, but there are a handful of scenes in which things cut to unsettling imagery very abruptly. There aren't any of the more standard jumpscares, however.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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The baby spits up a dark liquid around 1 hour 23 minutes in. Other than that no other issues
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Mommagranate
The baby has a hard time being fed, so sort of some spitting
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Is there audio gore?
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Mommagranate
Heavy on the sound effects. Not super gory but everything you see, you hear. Mainly squelching.
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
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MilesDustin
This movie takes place before 9/11
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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4
Yes
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Mommagranate
Looks like it for a second but it's a glass thermometer
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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4
Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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MilesDustin
Some people think that he kills himself at the end of the movie, but this is not shown.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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Mommagranate
Lots of sound effects, but there's specifically a scene where a character is kept awake, hearing the loud and detailed sound of another character rubbing their eye.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Yes
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Mommagranate
I don't think dysmorphia in the self image way
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Mommagranate
Some distressed crying from both mother and child, but doesn't seem like an attack
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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13
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Mommagranate
Nothing heavily implied, but there is a sort of vision or dream that makes it seem like death is welcome and a happier alternative
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Mommagranate
Driving conflict of the movie is a crying and wailing baby. The sound is upsetting but triggered me less than many other cries. Most of it is "fussing" noises.
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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2
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1
Are there flashing lights or images?
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Yes
19
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0
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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SaladInMyPants
not onscreen however
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Are there abortions?
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Mommagranate
No, but some weird dreamlike sequences of him pulling fetal versions of the baby out of a woman from under the covers. Also sequences that involve killing them, but they just fall from the sky.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Yes
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Mommagranate
Successful but extremely premature birth
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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8
Yes
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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9
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
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14
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Mommagranate
I think people are putting yes due to the themes? There's a theme of deformity in multiple characters, showing it as disturbing or unwanted, especially in that of a baby or fetus
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Are there n-words?
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9
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
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4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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4
Sex
Yes
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Mommagranate
Someone is questioned on "whether they had sexual intercourse," using that language. A character randomly has a moaning fit, could be interpreted as sexual. Same character nonconsensually starts kissing someone's neck. Later on there is a sex scene, but it is shown in an abstract sense. A character seduces another, they make out on screen, and sink into a pool.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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0
Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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2
Does someone lose their virginity?
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2
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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MilesDustin
Near the beginning, his girlfriend wife thing has a seizure
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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4
Is someone terminally ill?
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
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6
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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2
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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BirdBeesBabysBacteria
The ending is one very much open to interpretation. Without spoiling, many people take Henry's actions in a literal manner and the significance of a returning symbol in the movie here as a morbid one. People who argue the opposite view Henry's action in a metaphorical way, almost a breaking of a barrier, and the aforementioned symbol either a hopeful embrace or a goodbye to that morbidity. I'm personally in the latter camp but take from Eraserhead what you wanna take out of Eraserhead, ha.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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6
Does a plane crash?
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16
Is someone hit by a car?
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13
Violence
Yes
0
No
15
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BenSa
No, but the main character has a photograph of a mushroom cloud next to his bed.
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Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
29
No
1
1
Anonymous
A surprisingly large amount of blood comes out of a roast chicken.
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Does someone drown?
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13
Is there gun violence?
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