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Parents Guide for
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Very mild.

Pennywise taunts and threatens the kids and adults throughout. In the beginning of the film, he (rips out his arm) kills Georgie, Bill's brother.

Kids bully, beat, and threaten each other with knives.

A red baloon rises through a drain. When it pops, blood splatters everywhere. After the girl cleans it up, the blood comes back.

Blood flows mysteriously from Georgie's picture in a photo album.

(Adult)Stan is found dead in a tub. Some blood is seen but no wounds. The word "It" is written in blood above his corpse.

A woman is slapped by her abusive and alcoholic boyfriend.

One character is stabbed. Not a lot of blood is shown.

Rocks thrown at people and monsters.

A young girl is slapped/hit by her father.

Pennywise is sprayed with a aerator/substance that melts part of his face, not very gory.

A man's head is found in a fridge. However, it is not gory, it is almost comic.

Some people are seen wrapped in spiderwebs.

Some people, using their bare hands, tear open the body of a spider like creature and pull its heart out (partially off-screen). This scene is super quick & mild.

A lady turns into an old woman.

Blood shown on almost every character.

3 uses of the word "nigger"

Mostly "damn" and "hell" is used

2 uses of "bastard"

1 use of "son of a bitch"

Some misuses of the Lord's name.

A bottle of liquor is dropped.

One girl's father is an abusive drunk.

A man takes two pills from a bottle.

A woman drops a beer can.

A Skeleton crawls out of a lake and grabs a boys ankle

Scenes with Pennywise the Clown, which are integral to the story, will most likely scare young children.

Tiny monster-like creatures ( eyeballs, spiders, crabs etc ) come out of fortune cookies.

A character helps a man escape from a psychiatric asylum by turning into a clown with a barking dog's head.

A girl is in the bathroom and strange demonic noises from Pennywise are heard coming from the sink drain along with the voice of Georgia pleading for her to save him.

A red balloon ascends from the drain and explodes splattering raw blood everywhere

A women visits her grandmas house and while they are drinking tea, the women's cup fills with blood and the grandma turns to a demon

The library scene can be mildly frightening

The book is much more violent and sexually explicit than the movie, but the movie does manage to carry over the essential horror of the story.



BBFC - 15 (suicide scene, horror)

Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Canada:PG (DVD rating) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (video rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (video rating) / Finland:K-16 / Germany:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

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