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A woman talks about an animal that can have sex for three days straight.

An obscene phone call has extremely vulgar sexual talk in it.

A police officer was accidentally shot in the butt off-screen. At the station, he pulls his pants down and his backside can be seen for a few seconds in the background.

It is implied a woman is going to have an abortion

There is a poster that shows the buttocks of a person


About as violent as the original Halloween.

A woman is stabbed multiple times with a model glass unicorn. Little blood shown,

A man is shown with a slit throat. Some blood shown.

Two bloody bodies are shown on a bed. Some blood shown,

A girl is suffocated. No blood shown.

There are obscene phone calls throughout the film with mumbled sounds of either struggling, pleading, or screaming.

A woman is killed with a hook and lifted up into the air. No blood is shown.

A woman is shown unconcious with a bloody man who is dead on her lap. It is implied she killed him.

It is implied that a person finds the corpse of a 12 year old

It's implied a girl was raped.


Strong language. 7 Uses of the word C*nt

1 SOB, 1 screw, and 1 fuc*ing. Also 1 bitch

Plenty of sh!t, 2 uses of fu*k(1 barely audible and sexually used), about 2 uses of cock in sexual terms

There is a poster in one of the rooms which shows an elder sticking the middle finger.

God damn is used constantly also name-calling(pervert, idiot, whore, virgin, prick, creep, etc..)


A character drinks alcohol and smokes cigarettes in some scenes.

A sorority sister gives a child some alcohol.




Very scary.

The killer may disturb viewers.

The movie is very dark and suspenseful.

The whole film is filled with disturbing images, and is constantly filled with scary scenes. It also has an eerie feeling since there are many scenes with the killer stalking and murdering the girls.

Recommended MPAA Rating: Rated R for horror violence, grisly disturbing images, strong language, terror, and drug/alcohol use.

Argentina:X (original rating) / Argentina:18 (re-rating) / Australia:R / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:A (Ontario) / Canada:18A (Ontario) (Re-rated 2012) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18+ (TV rating) / Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2008) / Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2004) (2007) / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM18 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:16 / Singapore:NC-16 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) (cut) / UK:18 (video rating) (2003) / USA:R / USA:TV-MA (certificate #24261) / West Germany:16

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