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Suggested MPAA rating: PG for adult situations and violence


A woman says to her partner a man was raping her when actually she was having sex with him.


There are several vampire attacks in the film where characters are bitten on the neck, including several young children, who then reappear as scary-looking vampires.




Some characters drink.


A number of frightening scenes, including scenes where young children are threatened, attacked, and overcome by vampires. A number of scenes take place in a scary old house. The lead vampire is very ugly and frightening. There is also a scene where a young boy awakes in the middle of the night and looks out his window. Outside, there is a very creepy fog and another young boy starts floating toward it and as he approaches, we see that he has become a vampire.

Argentina:13 (theatrical rating) / Argentina:Atp (video rating) / Australia:M / Finland:K-16 / France:12 (theatrical) / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM18 / Norway:15 / Singapore:PG / Spain:16 (theatrical version) / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) (theatrical version) / UK:15 (video rating) (1995) (mini-series version) / USA:PG / West Germany:16

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