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(1988)

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Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • Suggested MPAA rating: R for language and violence
  • 4/10
  • No real nudity.
  • Make-out scenes.
  • The walls on the belly dancer show have very crude (but cartoony) pictures of semi-nude belly dancers.
  • A teenage boy gropes a teenage girl's breast.

Violence & Gore

  • 7/10
  • Not very graphic violence, but intense violent scenes.
  • A woman gets bitten several times in the hands and pinned down while another ghoulie kills her with a straight razor offscreen. (Onscreen In R-rated version) Her dead body is later found, falling out of a casket.
  • A man gets knocked into a vat of acid. His bloody skull is seen floating to the top.
  • A guy gets his stomach sliced open as a bladed pendulem slowly decends upon him. His actual death is offscreen. (Onscreen in the R-rated version)
  • A man is electrocuted and dies.
  • A clown gets his arm bit off, with the bloody stump shown.
  • A woman gets run over with bumper cars. Not graphic.
  • A man sits on a toilet, with a ghoulie inside of it, and it is implied that he was attacked and bitten.
  • A person missing an arm is seen. Graphic.

Profanity

  • 8/10
  • None of the language is edited out in the PG-13 cut.
  • 5 or 6 uses of the "f" word along with load of minor obscenities.
  • Mother f**K said once. (In both versions, even the PG-13 version)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 4/10
  • The film isn't really that frightening, the ghoulies themselves may be frightening to a younger audience, but the last 20 minutes of the film is really intense and violent. There are also some intense murder scenes throughout the rest of the film.
  • A man is almost cut in half.
  • A woman almost falls off a ride.
  • Total Content advisory: 27/50- This film has lots of raw content. 14+.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • A giant ghoulie is seen eating the smaller ones.
  • The Ghoulies are shot at or hit by humans many times. But never seem to be injured.

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