Gremlins

Movie • 1984 • Comedy  

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When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
This movie contains 41 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
185 supporters
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faithgg
The dog survives, but is hurt and targeted by the gremlins
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Abandonment
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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?
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19
Is there domestic violence?
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Batsugame
Not exactly brutalized, but the bartender is being forced to serve the gremlins, light cigarettes, etc in a demeaning fashion, and they are obviously amused by it.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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3
Is a child abused?
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Addiction
4
Anonymous
The y show lots of drinking and smoking in multiple scenes and small amounts of drinking and smoking in a few other scenes.
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Is there addiction?
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31
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Anonymous
a character is spoken of and they say hes in the tavern extremely often and there is a scene of the gremlins drinking a lot but theres nothing too serious or explicit.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
67 supporters
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Does a horse die?
52 supporters
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peenyweenybobeeny69
Regrettably, there are no horses in this film.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
94 supporters
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47
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faithgg
Yes, many of the gremlins die pretty horrific deaths
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Are animals abused?
109 supporters
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51
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Manglex5
The gremlins tie up Billy’s dog, Barney outside in Christmas lights. The dog is fine and is rescued by Billy. The dog is only cold and is not beaten or bruised.
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LJConrad
During a scene in a classroom there is a film showing the beating hearts of animals which is pretty graphic.
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Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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GretchPancake
Gizmo is frequently saddened by the actions of the other mogwai/gremlins
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
96 supporters
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peenyweenybobeeny69
A couple of cats appear for a few seconds, they are owned by the evil old woman Ms. Deagle", and are not harmed.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
26 supporters
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10
In the beginning scene in the old man's shop, after hearing the singing of the mogwai when he goes to investigate, there is a tarantula briefly in the side of the shot.
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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?
16 supporters
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6
Is there pedophilia?
61 supporters
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Yes
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6
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helpfulbug
a big plot point is that the gremlins turn into monsters when they touch water
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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VelBloo
A dog is tied up, but no humans are restrained.
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LJConrad
There is a flasher gag where a gremlin 'exposes' itself to one of the main characters.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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17
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Anonymous
a razor is in a scene but no one actually shaves with it
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2
1
hanasaseru
Implied, not shown
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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4
quick moment where Billy’s mom is being choked by one of the gremlins
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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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3
Yes
28
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Manglex5
Only gremlins being melted by the sun and one scene where one is whacked into the fireplace. Most of the gremlins are killed in a fire, but it is not shown. Nothing super graphic.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Yes
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Anonymous
On a few occasions, the Gremlins heads are seriously injured or explode in one way or another
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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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7
Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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20
Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
54 supporters
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4
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DocteurX
Guizmo est enfermé de force par les Gremlins
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VelBloo
A character kind of "falls" UP the stairs on a lift , if that counts?
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Manglex5
Mrs. Deagle is launched out of her house through a window and falls onto the ground where she dies. It is played off comedically and no blood is shown. Her body lands in snow and you can only see her legs and the chair she was in.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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4
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LJConrad
The finale shows the main villain melting in an incredibly graphic moment. There are also some graphic deaths in the kitchen scene. However these are all inflicted on monsters/puppets.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
11 supporters
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4
Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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8
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1
Does someone die?
9 supporters
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7
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Yes
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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18
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
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35
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1
15
Anonymous
vivid description of how a parent dies by a main character but its a past tense incident that doesnt occur in the movie and no clips of it are used
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Does someone cheat?
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20
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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14
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2
Yes
4
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2
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aiyanaaa
girl talks about how her father died in a fire place pretending to be santa
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
28 supporters
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CupcakeTheSpoilerer
gremlins do jumpscares some times but they're not scary/graphic, just funny because they are meant to be
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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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Yes
3
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2
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Anonymous
In the beginning when the furballs come from gizmos back it is mild and not bad but later on in the films when gremlins, in their green gremlin form reproduce, I feel the bubbling on their back definitely counts. Very short moments though, and you know when it is about to happen and can easily glance away.
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Are there razors?
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4
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1
Is there a shower scene?
5 supporters
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20
Yes
1
No
2
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harleyyy
There are some mannequins in the store at the climax of the film
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
11 supporters
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Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
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30
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6
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butterflies
I’m pretty sure the moment is when a bunch of mogwai’s are unwrapping presents? one mogwai v*ms but it’s more like spitting it’s very small and quick. Not at all triggering for me because it’s clearly so unrealistic and extremely small and quick! If you don’t wanna watch look away when a bunch of mogwai’s are sitting in wrapping paper early in the film before they go evil. This is the only moment i noticed, I honestly had no idea it was in it. I’m pretty sure this is the moment people were talking about, i didn’t see it anywhere else!!!
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
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26
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0
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LJConrad
A gremlin spits, and it kind of looks like vomit.
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Is there audio gore?
28 supporters
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12
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4
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glitterpop95
Loads of it.
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Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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1
No
20
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OJAndToothpaste
The police are incompetent, stupid and dismissive. Even when they can no longer deny the situation at hand, they do nothing to actually help.
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Is there incarceration?
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3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
24 supporters
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0
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5
Are there transphobic slurs?
28 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
0
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5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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0
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
16 supporters
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0
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7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
2 supporters
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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21
Yes
34
No
1
7
Yes, when the science teacher is given the mogwai, he extracts blood and the needle is shown on screen briefly, no close up but you do see the syringe fill up. There is also later a needle sticking through clothes in a later shot, again no close up.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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18
Is there a hospital scene?
7 supporters
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21
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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3
Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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23
Mental Health
Yes
13
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1
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VelBloo
A character reminisces about a traumatizing event from a Christmas in their youth, and why it made them hate the holiday.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
2
No
22
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Anonymous
One line references the cutting of the wrists, but not shown.
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Is autism misrepresented?
19 supporters
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4
Is a mentally ill person violent?
17 supporters
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1
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13
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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0
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7
Yes
0
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8
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
10 supporters
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3
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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4
Yes
13
No
4
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LJConrad
There is a scene where the mogwai are eating loudly and a character is disgusted by this.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
17 supporters
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21
Yes
0
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13
Are there anxiety attacks?
17 supporters
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14
Yes
1
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LJConrad
No, but a character tells a story of someone dying inside a chimney
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
22 supporters
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0
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22
Is there autism specific abuse?
30 supporters
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0
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17
13
Anonymous
One character mentions suicide while talking about how some people get depressed during the holidays
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
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4
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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2
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3
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
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1
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13
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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0
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18
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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3
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1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
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6
1
VelBloo
Many sequences featuring the gremlins include flashing lights and rapid scene changes
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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4
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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0
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8
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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19
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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0
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19
Are there babies or unborn children?
10 supporters
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8
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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21
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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0
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19
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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0
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18
Yes
38
No
3
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RosClark
It's possible that he was only unconscious/incapacitated; his only visible injury is where the gremlin has stabbed him with a syringe, which was probably just local anaesthetic or antibiotics or something (he was planning on injecting the Mogwai). The only confirmed on-screen human death is an elderly white woman who is characterised as a cruel, unpleasant person.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
29 supporters
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13
Yes
0
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13
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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10
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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15
No
12
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MackChannDunn
A character frequently complains about "foreigners" and how they make low quality machines full of gremlins. It is framed as the nonsense ramblings of a drunk old man.
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Yes
11
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1
3
SiRenfield
Use of Orientalist tropes
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Does an LGBT person die?
24 supporters
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0
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23
Yes
0
No
17
Are there n-words?
17 supporters
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16
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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6
Race
Is there blackface?
15 supporters
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0
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5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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0
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9
Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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3
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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0
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3
Sex
Yes
0
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25
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OJAndToothpaste
No actual sexual content, but there is a mild sexual gag with one of the gremlins flashing the camera. Considering they're naked by default, you don't really see anything bad.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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6
Are there nude scenes?
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8
Is there bestiality?
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5
Is there BDSM?
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
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0
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21
Sexism
Yes
0
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9
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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0
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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0
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7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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0
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7
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
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0
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7
Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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5
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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0
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6
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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0
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4
Spoiler
Yes
72
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2
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MickeyMurphy
In an infamous scene, a girl describes in great detail how she found out Santa wasn't real.
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Are there end credit scenes?
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0
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3
Yes
3
No
17
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LJConrad
Bittersweet
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Yes
32
No
0
3
David Barkow
Cars crash off camera as a result of a gremlin playing with a traffic light causing it to shine green in all four directions.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
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9
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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24
Yes
23
No
1
6
elizabetham6
A couple gets hit with a tractor, but it doesn’t show the impact.
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Violence
Yes
0
No
22
4
No but there is a gas explosion/burning of a building near the end.
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Is there blood/gore?
30 supporters
Yes
27
No
1
5
Manglex5
The majority of the gore is just gremlins, which have goo-like blood and the only scene that I think would make you squeamish is when Stripe melts towards the end.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
2
No
23
1
No one drowns. The gremlin doesn't drown either.
Spoiler:
It's melted by sunlight before it falls face first into the lower part of a tiered fountain, but then launches itself back out and continues melting into a puddle of pulsating goo on the floor.
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Manglex5
The gremlins frequently use guns, but nobody is shot onscreen besides a gremlin cheating in a game of poker.
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