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Rated R for Strong Sexuality/Nudity, Terror/Violence and Some Language

a dead girl is found on her bed (butt seen)

oral sex is implied in one scene

a hooker goes to a spa. she removes the robe she has on exposing her breasts and side. the same hooker is later found dead (her butt and side of one of her breast's visible).

a woman is seen in her underwear

breasts on a sign is briefly seen

suggestive dancing

fleeting shots of Block and a hooker having sex (his butt is seen)

nude men and women are seen in a sex hotel

a woman exposes her breast to Block

Some women are strangled to death by the killer - most aren't shown onscreen.

There is a dead woman found shoved in an oven, which is pretty disturbing

The main character's daughter and girlfriend are threatened

Beryl stabs the killer with scissors (no visible blood)

Block has a bloody nose and lip from a fight


The killer is run over by a train and his arm is severed off by the rails. There is some blood on the arm, but we do not see his dead body

Surprisingly very little cussing, except one scene where the main character loses it and drops 2 f-words.

The whole movie is pretty tense and it gets very suspenseful toward the end.

Scenes with the killer (sometimes wearing creepy masks) stalking his victims are suspenseful.

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