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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Violence & Gore

A man is murdered by a mob. His body later appears, re-animated and crawling with insects, then falls to pieces.

A man is stabbed repeatedly in the back with hedgeclippers. Not to much blood is seen, but its still violent.

A man attempts to kill himself by stabbing himself in the throat with a piece of wood. Not graphic.

A womans is attacked with an axe. Her arm is cut off, and she instantly regrows a new one; when her head is cut off, she picks it up and puts it back in place.

The zombie/demons have bloody, deformed grisly faces.


Infrequent strong language. 4 uses of fuck, 2 uses of asshole and couple times shit and "oh, my God" and "Jesus Christ".

Briefly, a man opens a beer can. He offers it to a woman, but she refuses.

The premise of the film is that the Catholic Church is actually tricking people into believing that God is good. In fact, it is revealed that the real 'god' is Satan. This concept could be very disturbing to Christians who watch this film.

There are many intense scenes most involve close up of bugs which can be very disturbing and will make you squirm.

Man wakes up in bed, then turns around to find gruesomly disfigured body of his girlfriend. This however appears to be a dream.

Ants are seen crawling on a homeless woman's face, close up. There is a close up of worms on a window during the translation scene.

Maggots are seen in a homeless woman's cup when she meets the vicar.

Several moments will make you jump.

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Australia:M / Canada:18+ / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1988) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1988) / France:12 / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2013) (uncut) / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (video re-rating) (2000) / UK:18 (video rating) (1988) / USA:R (certificate #28768) / West Germany:16 (cut) (original rating)

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