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Parents Guide for
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Suggested MPAA rating: R for graphic bloody horror violence and gore, and for brief nudity.


A woman is seen nude in the shower, her breasts are seen.


All of the violence in The Prowler is extremely graphic and brutal.

A couple is stabbed with a pitchfork and blood flows out of their bodies.

A woman is stabbed with a pitchfork and blood gushes out of her stomach.

A woman attempts to exit a swimming pool but is kicked in the face, causing her to fall back in. Her throat is then slit.

A man is shot with a shotgun.

A man is shot with a shotgun before it is put under his face and fired, causing his head to blow apart.

A woman is stabbed in the neck.

A man is stabbed through the head, causing his eyes to turn white.


The s-word is said once.


Some minor alcohol drinking is in the film.


See Violence & Gore above (most of the film is quite Intense and extremly graphic and gory) Also there are some tence freaky horror stalker scenes.

Australia:RC (original rating) / Australia:R18+ (uncut) (2007) / Australia:R (cut) (1984-2007) / Australia:X (uncut) (1984) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:16 / Finland:K-18 / France:12 / Germany:BPjM Restricted / Germany:(Banned) / Iceland:(Banned) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:(Banned) (video rating) / Norway:18 (uncut) (2008) / Portugal:M/18 / Sweden:15 (heavily cut) / UK:18 / UK:X (original rating) / USA:R (certificate #26523) / USA:X (original rating) / USA:Unrated (uncut version) / West Germany:(Banned) (1989)

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