Hellraiser

Movie • 1987 • Horror  

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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
This movie contains 57 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
217 supporters
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Anonymous
No dogs are killed in Hellraiser. Rats are tortured and killed, however.
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Unanswered Triggers
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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KamiSteele
Kirsty's stepmother is an antagonist who acts violently towards her. Frank, her uncle, also wears her father's skin, and his dynamic with Kirsty is sexually abusive, which may be a trigger for incest survivors.
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Is someone stalked?
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KamiSteele
Julia is not only cheating on Larry with Frank (his brother), but she and Frank kill him so the latter can wear his skin. Frank also tries to sexually assault his niece, one time while wearing her father's skin. He tries to stab her when his advances are rejected, but ends up stabbing and draining Julia, for which he has little remorse.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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KamiSteele
Frank, while wearing his brother's skin, manipulates Kristy. He tells her that the skinned corpse in the attic is Frank having been subdued, instead of her father. She finds out quickly this isn't the case.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
4
glitterpop95
Smoking.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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LiaCooper
Frank and Julia are seen smoking cigarettes
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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)
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Maxwell
Dead rats are shown several times, in a very graphic and unsettling way
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Are animals abused?
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Sheev
Rats are killed but in a torturous way (stuck to a wall, sharp implements)
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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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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TiffanyWoolf
There’s something that looks like a spider around the 20 minute marks but ends up being something else
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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glitchbirds
There IS a snake in a scene taking place at a pet store, but it's really only focused on in a handful of shots, and it's in a glass cage.
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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SamhainStranger
Cockroaches and maggots/larvae are in various scenes throughout. A man at a pet store has visible insects in his beard.
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Assault
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Marsattacks
Not slapped but women get hit, stabbed and go through sexual aggression
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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GFlash10
While Frank does make unwanted sexual advances towards Kirsty, she is an adult with her own apartment and job. She is not a child.
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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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Yes
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sephiroth
Multiple people are restrained with chains throughout the film.
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sephiroth
There are several dubious scenes throughout, as others have mentioned. Kirsty's uncle, Frank, attempts to sexually assault and/or kill/physically harm her when she discovers him. The "coming onto her" scene that others have mentioned is very violent, which I was not prepared for by the other comments, so I wanted to clarify.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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cheezedoodlezz1020
no, but some of the sex scenes are kinky in a way that could be uncomfortable for certain viewers
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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LouisT2924
Pretty much all kinds of mutilation.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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SoZettaGay
Not technically. More of a vampiric sucking of people's life force.
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RachelGriffin
More beaten with hammers, but their faces are pretty visibly disfigured by it
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Is someone choked?
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ceisan
There is a scene at the very end where a man walks into a fire and burns, but it seems to be intentional/he's supernatural somehow. There's no indication that he's experiencing pain.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Pantalones
This movie is full of body horror. There is all kinds of physical mutilation, skinning, hooks and chains impaling people. The Cenobites are pierced with pins and other objects and some of them look mutated and appear partially flayed.
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Is there amputation?
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RachelGriffin
Less amputation, more dismemberment
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Anonymous
A person's head is showing exploding for a split second after he states "Jesus wept" and Kirstie leaves the room.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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ceisan
There's no hanging in the traditional rope noose sense but there are scenes where someone is suspended by their skin/by chains and hooks
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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HorrificHermione
A man Julia sacrifices for Frank is seen with broken/missing teeth after she hits him with a hammer.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Telle8490
Julia breaks a man's jaw bone/teeth while hitting it with a hammer.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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prismfyr
there is NO finger or toe mutilation. a man gets cut on the hand with a nail but that's not finger or toe related. a man gets brought back to life and his body has to regrow so bony fingers sprout out and i guess that can count but as someone whose biggest trigger is finger mutilation it didn't count to me
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Is someone tortured?
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SamhainStranger
Torture is a major reoccurring theme.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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4
A character does jump out a window, but they are fine and shown to be so immediately.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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1
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Marsattacks
Many attemps at stabbing, some are succesful (also hooks get through skin a lot in the movie)
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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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Yes
4
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9
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GFlash10
Kirsty is not a minor. It's disgusting incestual behaviour from her uncle but she is not a minor.
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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?
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6
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gunsandlove
the cenobites, which were human at some point, are sent back. not really a death and they are technically human. butterball was crushed, but hes seen in the sequel
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Yes
0
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Yes
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sephiroth
The Cenobites drag people to Hell, often against their will, so this could loosely be described as kidnapping, I suppose, but not in the traditional sense.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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2
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KamiSteele
Frank kills Larry and wears his skin afterward, then comes onto Kirsty, who was Larry's daughter.
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Does someone cheat?
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OJAndToothpaste
The protagonist's mother in law cheats on her father with his brother, and several other men in various scenes. She also explicitly tells the brother that she does not love her husband.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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8
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0
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KamiSteele
The only one of the Cotton family who survives to the end is Kirsty.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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7
No one is possessed, but someone’s steals someone else’s skin and tries to pass as them to another character. Definitely very different from possession, but it may trigger people who are triggered by possession.
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Are there ghosts?
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35
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SamhainStranger
There are no ‘ghosts’ in the traditional sense, but supernatural elements regarding life after death are present.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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KamiSteele
Yes, of the body horror variety. Frank needs fresh blood to reform himself, and there are holes in his skin as he starts to revive. There are a few shots of hooks entering the skin, which does show them rip in multiple places in such a way I can see as triggering.
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Are there razors?
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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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Anonymous
There's a scene after Larry cuts his hand on a nail and he says he's going to throw up but he doesn't.
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Is someone eaten?
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3
Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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0
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TheKoten
When Frank eats/drains his victims, there are very graphic slurping sounds.
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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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20
Yes
1
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2
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RachelGriffin
A character is institutionalized
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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1
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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6
Yes
0
No
5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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37
Yes
49
No
3
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Anonymous
towards the beginning, hooks are shown going through skin, so not quite needles but close enough that I could see it being triggering. Also one of the villains has needles/pins in his head.
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TheKoten
After collapsing in the street, Kirsty wakes up in a hospital- it's not necessarily a mental institution.
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TheKoten
After collapsing on the street, Kirsty wakes up in a hospital. No graphic medical treatment is shown.
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Is there menstruation?
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3
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Yes
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DjMuel
It could possibly be argued that Frank experienced extreme trauma being trapped in hell by the cenobites, but it is only briefly alluded to.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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5
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SamhainStranger
There is no active self harm, however a few characters appear to have self-mutilated body modifications which may unnerve those sensitive to this topic.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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4
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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20
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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4
Yes
1
No
8
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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4
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1
Does someone have a meltdown?
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3
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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1
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bogbat
There are multiple sound effects that could trigger misophonia, however no characters suffer from it onscreen
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Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
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Yes
20
No
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Cryptid_Crow
Body modification/body horror is not body dysmorphia. The former are present, the latter is not.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
35
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4
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Yes
36
No
1
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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39
Is there autism specific abuse?
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39
Yes
0
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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5
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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3
Does a baby cry?
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bogbat
There is a nightmare scene with a very long period of a baby crying
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Is there shakey cam?
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36
Is there screaming?
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Yes
5
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Yes
9
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0
Are there flashing lights or images?
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50
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0
Paranoia
0
There are a few scenes where Frank is watching Larry and Julia without Larry realizing.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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15
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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15
Is there childbirth?
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Yes
1
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37
Are there abortions?
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41
Are there babies or unborn children?
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2
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12
Does someone miscarry?
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0
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39
Does a pregnant person die?
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38
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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38
Does the black guy die first?
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39
Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
0
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34
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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19
Is there hate speech?
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37
Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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0
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6
Does an LGBT person die?
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Yes
0
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39
Yes
0
No
32
Are there n-words?
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31
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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0
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6
Race
Is there blackface?
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Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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0
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12
Religious
Yes
5
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0
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Trothwell55
The Hellraiser series has religious undertones. Biblical imagery/quotes are often presented mockingly.
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Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Sex
Yes
64
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0
9
Anonymous
The wife spends most of the movie seducing men to bring home, and there's some pre and post s*x scenes early on.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
20
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0
Are there nude scenes?
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Yes
13
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1
Is there bestiality?
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0
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6
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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5
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0
0
Marsattacks
Not actual BDSM stated but ideas of pleasure in pain and BDSM imagery
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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1
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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1 supporters
Yes
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0
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Timekeeper
Not quite graphic however the uncle is quite forward and makes quite lewd comments and advances on his Niece.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
13
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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1
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13
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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0
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6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
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0
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7
Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
0
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3
Social
Yes
16
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0
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absolutesquash
There is a homeless man in a few scenes, the pet shop scene especially. [Spoilers] He turns out to be a demon disguised as a man, but that twist is revealed at the very end.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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3
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One of the cenobites is wearing a fat suit
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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42
Are there end credit scenes?
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3
Yes
32
No
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Cryptid_Crow
Bad things happen in the movie, but there is resolution.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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40
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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11
Does a plane crash?
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38
Is someone hit by a car?
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Yes
1
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37
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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0
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37
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
62
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0
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Sieren
Yes, alot of blood, gore and torture
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Does someone drown?
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40
Is there gun violence?
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