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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!

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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!

www.phobiasatthemovies.com

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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.”

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Anonymous said: Would you be open to adding other phobias? For example, I have a major fear of illness that lead to crippling anxiety attacks if I see it. (Think the first episode of Fringe and what happened there.) So it would be awesome if you could add that.

Yes we do plan on adding phobias!  If our site catches on we plan on adding as many phobias as we can . . our goal is to help as many people as we possibly can to enjoy anything on their TVs without fear or panic!

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Anonymous said: I have severe anxiety over vomit and I don't understand how your website works! Please help?

We tried to make our site as simple as possible . . You just find your movie and click on the movie poster.  This will bring up the movie page for that movie.  This page will show you which of the 8 phobias occur in the movie, along with when, how graphic and a duration of each scene.  If your fear isn’t listed then feel free to watch the movie without panic!  We give you as much information as we can without revealing any spoilers in the process.  If you have any more questions feel free to ask and remember if we haven’t screened it we’re always open for requests!

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Anonymous said: Do you guys have a degree system or a way to get more info if possible? For instance someone with a fear of spiders might not mind them in a short sequence (a shot of a spider crawling up a wall for instance) but mind if they're a major part of a scene.

We give you all the information we can.  For example with spiders:  we tell you how graphic (how many, the size of the spiders, etc..) and for how long they are featured in each scene during the movie.  This allows you to decide if you feel it might be too much to handle.  Even if the spider is something else (like a tattoo, on a t-shirt or poster) we still give you the information to give you the decision on what is too much.

To all of our followers . . if you ever would like extra information on a movie or scene feel free to message me here or on our site.  I would be happy to give you as much information as I can and you need without spoiling the movie.