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Parents Guide for
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Two people have sex, but there is no nudity, as they are both under covers. There is some slight thrusting, and moaning. Not Graphic or detailed at all


violence is fairly moderate. It is nowhere near as graphic as the remake.

A man is beaten to death. Not graphic.

A man is discovered impaled to the wall of an outhouse. Some blood is on him.

A man is burned alive.

A bird is taken, has it's head ripped off, and it's blood squeezed into the mouth of a mutant.

A woman is shot twice. Some blood.

An old woman is shot in the stomach and dies later.

A mutant is stabbed in the leg. Little blood.

A mutant is axed in the back and shot a few times.

A mutant is attacked by a dog twice and finally killed. Some blood.

A mutant is bitten on the neck by a rattlesnake, but no blood is shown.

Another mutant is stabbed many times, but no blood is shown.

Mild language.

Some smoking of cigarettes. Characters also drink whiskey.

Not very gory or frightening.


It could be considered. a mild-R rating, compared to the remake which is more violent than the original.

Argentina:X (original rating) / Argentina:18 (re-rating) / Australia:R18+ / Australia:RC (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 (1996) / Finland:(Banned) (1986) / France:16 / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/18 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) (cut) / UK:18 (2003) / UK:18 (video rating) (cut) (1987) / USA:R / USA:X (original rating) / USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version) / West Germany:18 (nf)

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