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While in a security room as a prank, Donna and Scott tell their four friends in the swimming pool to "Come out with your hands up and your pants down."

Bruce gives Donna and Carol Anne noses kisses at different times.

There are some crude sex remarks, with teens and couples.

Teens swim naked. (no nudity)


Donna bursts out of Tangina's decayed corpse.

Carol Anne smashes a mirror with her ice skates.

Kane has his head chopped off and it melts on the ground.

Decayed corpses are shown.

Donna pushes Dr. Seaton, and he lands on an elevator and dies.

Patricia and Bruce are in the garage being chased by the cars covered in ice and snow.


Uses of Sh_t, F_ck and Shut up.

A teenage boy gives the "middle finger" to a security camera.

Name calling (A_s-hole, Weirdo, Prick and Freak.)


Bruce is seen smoking a cigarette at a party.

Adults are seen drinking at a party.


Patricia and Bruce enter a freezer and are locked in. Then the dead animals that are hanging upside down there come to life.

There are a couple of "jump" scenes throughout.

Carol Anne is pulled into the puddle in the parking garage, then Donna and Scott try to help. But they get pulled in by hands, and seconds later Carol Anne is pulled in.

Tangina walks with Kane into the light.

Kane may scare some young viewers.


BBFC - (15): strong threat, horror.

Australia:M / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:PG-13 (Film #28836) (edited for re-rating) / USA:PG (original rating) / West Germany:16 (f)

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