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Parents Guide for
Hell of the Living Dead (1980) More at IMDbPro »Virus (original title)

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Sex & Nudity

A woman goes topless and stays that way for several minutes. A few closeups of her breasts are seen as well.

Many of the female natives' breasts are to be seen.

Sex comments are made by two chemical factory workers.

In some of the New Guinea stock footage, a dead man is seen on a funeral pier, fully naked. His penis is seen very briefly and his naked body is seen again from a side view as he is placed on a large pile of sticks.

Violence & Gore

A man's throat is slit with a knife.

Several people are shot throughout.

Extremely racist and sexist comments are made.

A man is knocked out and he drops his super 8 camera.

Stock footage of animals with their stomachs being ripped open and the organs being harvested.

People's legs and arms are bitten off.

Osbourne puts on a tutu and top hat and dances around, only to be killed by zombies.

Zantoro goes insane and lights zombies on fire.

A zombie kitten bursts from an old woman's abdomen.

A woman's tongue is ripped out by a zombie, and then it pushes its fist up into her head, forcing her brain out from her eye sockets and pushing her eyeballs out.

Max and Zantoro are both attacked by zombies and killed.

A man is bitten by a zombie and slowly dies.

A chemist commits suicide by taking off his gas mask when a poisonous gas cloud comes by.

A corpse is seen on the floor of a chemical factory with its abdomen and chest torn open and zombies feasting on the intestines.

A man is viciously attacked by a zombie rat.

A child eats his father's heart and is then shot by a machine gun.

While Max is filming with his super 8 camera, a zombie pops out of the water.

A priest's head is shot open.

The priest attacks a woman and hangs her dead corpse from the ceiling.

A girl goes to talk to a stranger dressed in a hat and trenchcoat, but the stranger turns out to be a zombie. It kills her boyfriend and then a group of zombies hold her down and take turns digging their fingers into her stomach, and one bites open her neck.

A lab technician starts screaming, pulling off his gas mask as a zombie tears chunks of flesh from his collarbone.

The group of four soldiers are sexist and sadistic, making crass comments about women and clearly enjoying themselves as they murder people, making comments about how fun it is. They also pee on some ancient graves.

Max films a woman eating maggots out of a corpse's rotting eye sockets.

Several characters vomit.

Zantoro and Osbourne see zombies eating the natives. Instead of trying to help the natives, they just run away, and they even push a man over as they run, leaving him to be eaten.


Around 3 or less uses of the "fuck", as well as multiple uses of "damn", "bastard," "bitch," "Crap" and "goddamn".

Various racial slurs.

Sexist comments such as "She may not know much about chemistry, but in bed her reactions are terrific". "tits", "ass", "piss in your pants" and "suck this" are said on multiple occasions.

Some smoking.

Chewing tobacco.

A bar is seen towards the end of the film.

The appearence of the zombies may frighten some. The multiple gory moments and several shots of dead bodies may disturb more than a few. The portrayal of the natives on the island may be considered offensive. The little boy being shot is especially disturbing. This film was on a "video nasty" list and was banned in several places.

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Australia:R / Canada:R / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-18 / France:-16 / Germany:(Banned) / Germany:BPjM Restricted / Hong Kong:III / Italy:VM14 / Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) / Norway:18 (2010) / Spain:18 / UK:X (original rating: 1982) / UK:18 (re-rating) (2002) / UK:(Banned) (1984-2002) / USA:Unrated / West Germany:18

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