A while ago, I had an idea for a website, that would use a social network/review system to catalog movies with triggering content. It's a pretty basic idea, I don't think it was stolen or anything, and the hard part is obviously the work on putting something like this together. I'm thrilled to say that someone has actually done that work.
MovieTriggers.com is a catalog of movies which, over time, will hopefully accumulate a decent collection of trigger warnings for popular movies. Right now, most of them say there are 0 triggers -- which, the site stresses, "does not mean that this movie is non-triggering." (Emphasis theirs.)
Symbols specifically indicate whether more than 10 people have agreed something is triggering, and whether there are comments on the thread, which would hopefully offer a better idea of what the triggering content is, so visitors can make informed judgements about whether they can handle it.
I'm personally looking forward to when the site gets enough traction to start warning about spiders -- I sent a feedback message asking whether arachnophobia was an appropriate tag here's the thread:
[me:] Is there any sort of guideline on what counts as a trigger, or what sorts of things you hope to cover? For example, I'm arachnophobic -- would it be appropriate for me to add a spiders warning to movies that caused me to panic? (Right now, my strategy is looking away if spiders show up and letting my partner tell me when it's safe to look back up.)
Tagging with spiders is completely appropriate. There are no specific guidelines for what counts as a trigger. We specifically left it open ended so people could share their experiences.
Thanks for using the site!
Please, use this site, share it, add your experiences to the catalog. Including spiders.