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Parents Guide for
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References to rape, sexual abuse and sexual torture; a woman describes dreams that she has about being raped by the devil.

A man and woman passionate, clothed kissing, but another man interrupts them.

Several women are seen naked in the prison showers, though it is dark and the nudity is barely distinguishable. A women is seen on a video camera screen, and her bare breasts can be seen.

A woman talks about a potential suspect, saying he probably had inappropriate sexual attractions, probably "got off" on abusing animals and has a confused sexuality.

We see murder flashbacks including an ax, and lots of blood although the actual violence is only briefly seen. Throughout the movie there is a lot of struggling between individuals which may upset younger children. many bloody cuts are seen on a person's arm. Bloody aftermath of a murder including words written in blood on a door is seen. A few other people are seen with some blood on them. A man is shot in the forehead while on fire, little blood is shown.

For an R-rated movie, the language is surprisingly tame.

1 use of fuck (in a sexual context, which is why it was included in the classification)

At least 4 uses of shit, 5 uses of "damn" including in the form of goddamn, and a few uses of "hell". Some other swears as well.

7 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 7 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation.

a cigar is seen being smoked. liquor is seen on a desk. scene of a hypodermic needle, being inserted into an arm.

There are several jump scenes throughout the movie. Nightmares and flashbacks are seen and are intense, frightening and most of the times, bloody.

Rated R for violence, brief language and nudity

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