Does seeing a dog die on screen leave you an emotional wreck for weeks? Does the Dog Die saves you from emotional turmoil by exposing which of your triggers are in movies, TV shows or books.

70+ triggers, including:

Animal Triggers
• dogs dying
• spiders
• horses dying
• cats dying
• animals (besides dog/cat/horse) dying
• dragons dying
• bugs
• snakes
• animal abuse
• dog fighting

Addiction Triggers
• drug use
• alcohol abuse
• addiction

Bodily Harm Triggers
• people being burned alive
• finger or toe mutilation
• shaving or cutting
• eye mutilation
• torture
• seizures
• teeth damage
• bones breaking
• heads getting squashed

Family Triggers
• kids dying
• parents dying
• cheating
• kidnapping

Gross Triggers
• farting or spitting
• vomiting

Medical Triggers
• needles or syringes are used
• hospital scenes
• cancer
• electro-therapy
• mental institutions

Mental Health Triggers
• people dying by suicide
• body dysmorphia
• self harming
• claustrophobic scenes
• eating disorders
• anxiety attacks
• gaslighting
• autism abuse

Noxious Triggers
• strobe effects
• shaky cam

Pregnancy Triggers
• miscarriages
• childbirth
• abortions
• pregnant woman deaths

Fear Triggers
• jumpscares
• clowns
• shower scenes
• ghosts
• demonic possession
• stalking

Sex Triggers
• sexual assault
• sexual content
• incest

Social Triggers
• LGBT people dying
• hate speech
• misgendering
• fat jokes
• black guy dies first
• ableism
• antisemitism
• homophobic slurs

Spoiler Triggers
• Santa (et al) spoilers
• sad endings

Violence Triggers
• car crashes
• blood or gore
• drownings
• planes crashing
• people getting hit by cars
• falling deaths
• child abuse
• domestic violence
• nuclear explosions
• hangings
• gun violence
• buried alive
• choking

Pin YOUR triggers so they’re always at the top.

Request NEW triggers and VOTE on others’ suggestions.

ADD new movies, TV shows, books and more.

RATE and COMMENT on movies you’ve seen.

REPORT inaccuracies.

PERSONALIZE your experience.


What’s New

Version 1.4.4

Added "Add it!" button to search results screen when no results available.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

MountaineerEngineer ,

Horror Fan and Anxiety Sufferer’s Best Friend

I absolutely love this app! I’m a big fan of horror movies of all kinds, and it’s really helpful for me to be able to skim through any upsetting triggers within these movies to either warn myself beforehand or just avoid the movie entirely. I love horror but sometimes there are just certain themes that I’d prefer to avoid, and this app makes it so easy to find movies I like that won’t trigger an anxiety attack. The user interface is really easy and simple to use. I really like that there’s a section for comments so users can explain a little more about each trigger if needed. I love that you can pin certain triggers so that they appear at the top of the list on each movie’s page. This app is totally worth the $3.99 (the website works well too, but the app is so convenient and streamlined without the ads). I have to imagine this app would be helpful for parents as well in the case of selecting appropriate movies for their kids (there’s even a “is Santa spoiled?” question on each movie’s page). I’m truly thankful for this app and highly, highly recommend it.

CarolynMcEvoy ,

A Truly Appreciated App

I absolutely love and appreciate this app! I have always hated sitting through movies where animals are killed or abused gratuitously. I think animal killings and mutilations in movies are completely unnecessary, now, every time I want to watch a movie I can go into this app, pop in the name of the movie and find out if there are any dead animals or scenes were animals are killed or abused. I love being able to be forewarned so that I can absolutely not watch that movie. To me, this is one of the most helpful apps ever made.

VenomTide ,

Great website! Great app

Update: seems to work now! Not sure if it was updated or what but I tried it a few more time and it’s just great!!

I love the website that they have available and I use it all the time so I figured I’d pay a little and have it easily accessible. But unfortunately after trouble shooting everything I can think of the app only opens to the logo of the dog then crashes. I really hope this can get fixed and I would gladly give the app a better rating!

App Privacy

The developer, Does the Dog Die, LLC., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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