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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

Suggested MPAA description: Rated 'R' for Strong Horror Violence and Disturbing Images


Violence & Gore


some gore.

a child kills his mother with a scapel (offscreen)

the mother's mutilated body is shown later

guy is killed by a truck and his brains are exposed

a guy has his heel and mouth slashed with a scapel then gets his throat bitten out

a child tries to kill his father with a scalpel

a man gives his kid a lethal injection to kill him (very upsetting)



2 uses of damn, 1 almost use of fuck, 6 uses of hell,1 use of ass.


adults drink beer

some smoking


There is a scene in which a dying girl is shown, and her sister has visions of her coming to get her.

Near the end of the movie, there is a killer child that was brought back from the dead.

The scene in which a cat dies might upset some viewers.

The scene where a little boy is killed by an oncoming truck might upset some viewers.

The end is where you will probably get frightened.

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