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Anonymous said: You all same me from freaking out in front of everyone at the movie theatre. Thankyou thankyou thankyouuu for the site. Has helped so much. I don't have to feel anxious that something is going to surprise me and give me a panic attack anymore. :)

That is awesome!  So glad we could help and you could enjoy a movie in the theater!

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Anonymous said: Do you screen for any scenes involving mutilation of eyeballs? (E.g. Eyes being cut out, poked out, hanging out) I can actually handle most gore but there's something about that one in particular I just can't stand.

It isn’t screened for now . . If our site does take off we do plan on screening for other phobias and fears!  For now though, you can send me an ASK here or contact me through our site . . Just send me the movie and what you want to know and I would be more than happy to send you as much information as I can without spoiling the movie!

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Anonymous said: This blog is so helpful! I have an extreme phobia of needles and this was so useful. Thank you for putting the time into this! I can finally watch movies without worrying about having a panic attack halfway through. Thanks again!

Thank you very much!  These messages are the reason we do what we do!  Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!

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phobiasatthemovies:  Thanks again for the continued support!!  Hope everyone is enjoying our site!  Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!

We screen movies for (spiders,snakes,vomit,puppets,dolls,dentist,needles,blood and clowns!)  Then let you know the when, the duration and how graphic each scene containing each phobia is . . We add new movies daily, movie theater movies every weekend and are always open for requests!  We have over 1500 Movies Screened! Come check us out!

www.phobiasatthemovies.com

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NEW THEATER MOVIES!!

The Maze Runner and A Walk Among the Tombstones have been screened for phobias and entered into our database!  Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

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Anonymous said: Hey, I was wondering if there's any rape/rape references in let's be cops?

I just contacted the screener for that movie . . and he didn’t recall anything close to rape/or rape references in this movie!

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New Additions to Our Site

Our phobias are now listed in blue at the top left corner of our site.  When you click one it will automatically bring up all movies containing that phobia!  This gives you the ability to search out which movies contain your triggers!

I’ve also installed the ability to hide a movie poster if it contains anything triggering.  So please let me know if you see something and I will remove the movie poster.

Thanks again for the continued support!

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Anonymous said: Why don't you guys allow visitors to post what triggers are in a movie so that a wider range of movies and phobias can be covered than you could do alone?

Although it is a lot of work and to have that much help would be amazing! That would just open the door for mistakes and spoilers.  There are only 5 of us and almost a year and half in we all know exactly what to look for.  So as much as we would love the help I feel this is the best way to give the users the best product possible.

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News Story on Our Site - A Little About Us

ID’ing phobias in movies

Website warns of icky subjects before you watch

Keiara Carr
The Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN

(I’m Posting the article because on the site and in the paper the article featured a picture with triggers in it!)

Elkhart resident Tony Seger is a full-time working dad who had a problem.

His wife, Erin, has a fear of vomiting, scientifically known as emetophobia.

Just the thought of potential vomiting causes an intense amount of anxiety for her, leaving her clutching her ears and running out of the room even when it’s fake in movies and cartoons. When Seger wanted to watch a movie with his wife, her best friend had to watch it first to notify the family of all queasy-inducing scenes.

He began looking for a review website that would make watching movies less complicated for his wife. While he didn’t find such a website, he did find a community of people with the same problem.

Out of necessity, Seger spent the last two years creating PhobiasAt​theMovies.com, an online movie database for viewers with certain phobias.

Launching the website three months ago, Seger and his five-member staff of loved ones and friends have collectively screened more than 1,500 movies for blood, clowns, snakes, spiders, needles, vomiting, dentists and teeth, and dolls and puppets.

Each rating details the amount of phobias in the movie, the appearance time and duration of each phobia, down to the second.

Seger says it took a little more than a year for them to compile 1,000 movies before launching the website. The staff continues to add one or two movies to the database daily and go to the movie theater every weekend to review newly released films. Seger says the administrator side of the website allows them to plug in the information as they go along.

Reviewers also watch a weekly average of eight movies that are requested by website members; Seger says they try to post the review within 48 hours of the request.

He estimates that he and his wife have reviewed 650 movies alone.

“Well, it ruins movie watching for you,” he says, laughing. “When we first started, you kind of get lost in the movie and forget what you’re doing. So it’s pretty hard. But now that’s all I see in a movie. Even if we’re watching movies that we’ve already done, I won’t miss it.”

“I like that because we’re always trying to double check each other,” Seger adds.

Although he and his wife both juggle their day jobs, the website and two young children, Seger says it’s been worth it. Beyond just a movie date, his wife’s phobia affected their family life with their two sons, 3-year-old Zach and 2-year-old Caleb.

“I hate snakes, but I personally don’t suffer from a phobia like she does,” Seger says. “When I’m sick or when our 3-year-old is sick, she leaves the house. She feels terrible about that, but she’s gotten better at that.”

Erin Seger says she has gone to doctors and therapists but never has been able to pinpoint how her phobia began.

Previously feeling isolated about her fear, she says the response to the website has made her feel more comfortable.

Now that she knows what to expect and when to expect it when watching a movie, she says it’s easier for her to subdue her anxiety; she also is now able to fully help her husband screen movies.

“When we first started this, I used to pause the TV, walk out of the room so that he could do the part (with vomiting). I am by no means cured; I still might mute the TV or turn my head, but if I know what’s going on, I still might not like it, but I can stay in the room,” she says.

Over the past three months, Seger says website members from the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries have connected with him to let him know that they used the website as a method of exposure therapy.

“When you think about working on exposure therapy with a therapist, I don’t know how comfortable you can be, but when it comes to working with somebody that you love and trust, it can actually help,” he says.

As the website catches on, so does the demand for more phobias to be covered. Tony Seger says if the website is able to earn revenue, he would like to add phobias on another website and include a TV database, as well. He says he would love for the website to become a supplementary service offered through Netflix or DirecTV.

With the only stake in an open online market, competition could be ahead – if they’re crazy enough, Seger says.

“We might get someone who will be a competitor, but I don’t know if you’re going to find someone else to do this,” he says. “We’re at 1,500 movies now, and we go to the movie theater every Friday night or Saturday morning.

“I don’t think you’re going to find someone who wants to go to the theater by themselves and scan a movie, which is a hassle in itself.”

Outside of the few thousand dollars spent for a Web programmer, Seger says that between movie tickets, Netflix accounts and Web-hosting fees, he currently invests an estimated $100 a month into running the website.

Until the website earns its own revenue, the Segers have no plans to quit their jobs.

Tony Seger says he sent a pitch video to the ABC-TV show “Shark Tank” to bring his website to the show’s four moguls for financial backing in exchange for a percentage of the business or profits.

He says a producer called him back to say the website was a unique idea but perhaps too early for the show. He says he will know by August if he will be swimming with the “sharks.”

But even if they don’t make it to prime-time TV, he says he has no fear for the future.

“I guess I have only been on Tumblr for a month and already have a thousand followers – they are crazy about the website. That’s pretty cool to me, especially, if it’s helping people live their life better,” he says.

“I’m closer to the vomiting phobia, but I’ve been speaking to people who won’t leave their houses, and they’re saying they are going to try out the website and do more things out of the house.”

“It’s been a crazy ride with the amount of people that we have reached, and I feel like we’re just scratching the surface.”