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Sex & Nudity

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing and frightening images, nudity and strong language.

Sexuality: 6

There a number of sexual references and there are numerus shots in which exposed breasts are shown, if somewhat relatively briefly, but very disturbing.

Violence & Gore

Violence: 10

Several characters have their chests cut open. A man has his head sawed off his body. A building catches fire killing nearly all in it, and the resulting charred corpses are shown. Main characters are systematically mauled and have their body parts labeled. The protagonist is shot several times in the chest (although it is later revealed he was wearing a bullet-proof vest.) Although it is not shown, it is implied that two men try to cut off a women's breast with scissors.

Nearly all the characters by the end of the film have had their bodies corroded to dust.

Profanity

Profanity: 8

Various four-letter expletives are found in nearly every single scene throughout the film.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 3

The protagonist constantly smokes a cigar throughout the entire movie. Other characters drink champagne, and a collection of alcoholic drinks is shown in a parlor.

Frightening/Intense: 10

A woman is nearly drowned in a vat of blood.A black "mass" can be seen many times throughout the film, which sucks in the bodies of those around it and corrodes the bodies. For nearly three minutes a man in the film is driven to the point of insanity, and suffers a terrifying hallucination. The protagonist tries to murder his wife.

Various suspenseful scenes can be found throughout the film depicting characters wandering throughout the basement of the asylum, meeting their demise.

Overall, the movie is VERY intense. From start to end. Several jump scenes.

Not recommended for children under 15.

Total: 37/50

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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, sexual images and language
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18+ (TV rating) / Canada:18A (Video rating) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / Germany:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18SG / Mexico:B / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #37055)

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