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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Rated R for violence, some language and sexuality/nudity.

In the beginning of the film, we see a couple having sex (from the camera's view outside the house). It is interrupted when the woman looks out the window, suspicious about someone out there.

A still photo shows the main female character caught in bed with an important man in a blackmail shot, and her breasts are visible. In a scene from the horror movie Jack is working on, a woman is seen showering, with her breasts in plain view. This image is seen a couple times.

Violence & Gore

A villain is stabbed half a dozen times in the chest. Some blood spurts briefly.

A villain strangles a woman to death offscreen, lasts for several seconds.

A villain strangles a call-girl briefly, then stabs her several times partly offscreen with an ice pick.

A sleazy character tries to initiate sex with a woman who is obviously not willing. After wrestling for a few seconds, she hits him over the head with a liquor bottle and knocks him out. There is glass everywhere but no blood.

Profanity

1 use of t-ts and the occasional 'fuck'/'shit'.

Several scenes show people drinking, some beer from a glass and in one scene, rum straight from a bottle. Several characters are seen smoking.

There are several intense scenes including: scenes from a slasher film where a policeman is stabbed in the back with a large knife and then a helpless woman is threatened in the shower with the same bloody knife; a psycho stabbing a woman repeatedly with an ice pick; a scene where the psycho killer strangles a woman in a public restroom and later is seen wiping a lot of blood from his shoe, implying that he probably stabbed her as well; and a scene where the psycho killer attacks and eventually strangles the female protagonist and then is himself killed from behind with his own ice pick.

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