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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Rated R for Language throughout, Graphic bloody horror violence and gore and brief sexual references

Violence & Gore

Gore scale 1-10: 8 = Very Gory

While "Creepshow" does feature some considerable violence, the film is based upon the classic E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s (which were aimed primarily at older children), and there is nothing more explicit here than what you would find in one of those comics.

A character is mauled by a mysterious beast. Others are pulled into a box to presumably the same fate (blood trickles from the box).

A zombie-like creature is shot with a pistol and black slime oozes from the wound.

A character has her neck broken and her head is later seen removed from her body. A man is killed by a gravestone falling on his head (no gore onscreen).

Two characters are strangled.

A man imagines shooting his wife.

A character is killed by swarms of insects, with the bugs crawling out of his mouth and graphically exploding from his chest.

The violence in "Creepshow" is deliberately very cartoonish and tongue-in-cheek to the point where it would be hard to take offense. Many of the more graphic scenes are photographed in bright red lighting and are accompanied by stylized animated visuals, which add to the film's comic-book atmosphere and minimize the effect of the gore somewhat. The film does not dwell too heavily on the violence, instead focusing on the macabre atmosphere, and most of the goriest images appear only very briefly on-screen.

Profanity

The use of strong language is infrequent and fairly mild throughout the film (e.g. 'bitch', 'goddamn'), up until the final story, "They're Creeping Up On You!", in which one character uses some stronger language (ie. 'fuck') as well as some racial slurs.

11 Uses Of Fuck

Shit & Goddamn Is Used Throughout The Whole Entire Film

Mild Language (Damn, Crap, What The Hell, Ass, Bitch, Oh My God)

Upson Pratt (They're Creeping Up On You-The Final Segment) (Portrayed By E.G. Marshall) Says To Reynolds With The Phone On Speakerphone And He Says "Use A Rubber, Everybody's Got The Herpes These Days. Rubber Is A Slang Term For The Word Condom.

Upson Pratt Says Racist Things

There is some smoking and drinking featured throughout the film. A man drinks beer. A few characters smoke cigarettes. An unsympathetic character is shown to be driving under the influence of alcohol. A man gets somewhat drunk on a bottle of wine and goes off to find another bottle. A character pours his friend a shot of whiskey to calm his nerves.

The film takes a moralistic stance on alcohol consumption; characters who drink excessively are shown to have other unpleasant characteristics and often receive an unpleasant comeuppance.

There is no drug use shown in the film.

10/10 Scary and jumpy scenes throughout the movie.



Rated R for Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and Adult Content Encore advisory

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Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:18A (Ontario) / Finland:K-18 / France:-12 / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating) / Japan:R-15 / Netherlands:16 / Norway:(Banned) (video) (1986) / Norway:18 (video premiere) (1984) / Norway:(Banned) (1983-2003) (cinema release) / Singapore:PG (cut) / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R / West Germany:18

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