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Parents Guide for
Theatre of Blood (1973) More at IMDbPro »Theater of Blood (original title)

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore.

A woman gets a massage and her husband is listening outside the door thinking she's having sex because of the noises that she's making.

One critic is clearly a womanizer and puts his hand on a pretty girl's rear end.

Although not sexual a woman is injected with a sedative in her buttocks.

A group of people murder a man with broken bottles, knives, etc. and he is seen later all cut up and bloody.

A man has a spear shoved through his chest and his body is tied to the back of a horse and dragged along a road.

A man's head is cut off with a saw (we see blood spurting from his neck and later see him decapitated)

A man's chest is cut open and his heart ripped out (his bloody heart is later shown in a present box)

A man has a funnel inserted down his throat and another man stuffs food down the funnel causing the man to die.

A man is drowned in a vat of wine.

A woman is electrocuted and we see the brutal electrical burns afterwards.

A man is clubbed over the head and kidnapped.

A man suffocates his wife with a pillow.

We see two severed heads of poodles.

A police officer is murdered when the car he is hiding in is parked on train tracks(Happens off screen but we hear it over a radio).

A bloody sword fight in which a man's chest is slashed several times but he survives.

A woman is presumably killed with a blow to the head.

A man falls to a fiery death.

A man attempts suicide by jumping from a balcony into the Thames River.

1 use of bitch. 1 use of faggot(referring to a bundle of sticks) in a Shakespearean speech but since it is said while Vincent Price is disguised as a gay hairdresser it could have a double meaning.

Adults drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes thoughout the film.

The murder scenes mentioned are all pretty intense.

There are a few other frightening scenes throughout the film.

Australia:M (DVD rating) / Australia:PG (original rating) / Finland:K-16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Netherlands:18 (1974) / Norway:(Banned) (1973-2003) (cinema release) / Singapore:NC-16 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) (cut) / UK:15 (video re-rating) (2002) / UK:18 (video rating) (1987) / USA:R (certificate #23502) / West Germany:16

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