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Parents Guide for
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Rated R for bloody horror violence including disturbing images, language and some sexuality

There is one scene where a character has sex with another character. (no nudity)

The group of vampires also kill two people in a car after ripping the roof off the car (offscreen)

Michael is attacked by a dog and his hand is wounded, the wound is quite gory with bite marks visible.

The group of vampires attack a group of people around a campfire. David sinks his teeth into a mans head, blood sprays everywhere, the others kill them by tearing their heads apart, ripping chunks out of their faces, this is a very gory and disturbing scene. They then chuck the bodies on a camp fire.

Marco is impaled by a stake and blood sprays all over the place.

Paul falls into a bath full of garlic and holy water. His skin starts falling away and the water turns bloody; his skeletal corpse briefly rises from the water. Blood begins to spray from all the pipes round the house, the sinks and toilets explode with blood pouring out. Dwayne is shot by an arrow and falls into an amp. The arrow impales the amp and the vampire is electrocuted and his head explodes. David is impaled by 2 deer horns, blood shown. Max is impaled by a stake and blows up in the fireplace.

Mild language for an r-rated film. Uses of "shit" along with "bastard" and "hell." One very brief use of "fuck".

The most explicit line in the film is when Michael's brother says to him "My own brother is a goddamned shit-sucking vampire!"

People are seen drinking wine with dinner. The vampires drink what appears to be wine, but is actually blood.

People on the boardwalk are shown smoking. David smokes cigarettes two times.

Seeing what looks like marijuana growing in the garden, Michael and Sam make motions referring to smoking marijuana. David offers Michael a joint; Michael is not seen smoking it but later seems to be high.

There are some intense and gory moments in the film

In the second half of the movie, vampires with long nails, red eyes, and fangs attack humans.

The vampires die in disturbing ways such as causing sinks to overflow with blood as they explode.

Rated 15 in UK for "moderate violence and Horror"

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