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. In the beginning of the film, we see an overhead shot of a man laying on a bed, and a woman kissing his chest, and her head slowly moves below camera, as his face looks pleasured (oral sex is implied). There's no Nudity in this scene, as it is shot from the chest up.

. A man and woman lay in bed together, presumably after sex. The woman lays right next to him, and we can clearly see both of her bare breasts. This scene is about 3-5 minutes.

. A man and a young boy ride on an adult haunted house ride, where explicit sexual acts and activity can be seen (bondage and fellatio). They are only seen through silhouettes.

. A man and woman lay in bed together, the woman moves to change her laying position, and one of her breasts can be seen briefly.

. A man and a woman are seen having sex in a bathroom stall. The man is seen sitting on the toilet in the stall, while a topless woman in her panties straddles on him. We only see her bare back, and a side view of one of her breasts.

. One of the main characters is a prostitute.

. Some sexual references including name calling.


A man's forearm is ripped off by a machine. We later see photos of the severed hand. Very little blood is shown in either scene.

A boy is run over by a car

We see a man's hand with a missing finger that has been replaced with a toe.

Blood and dead bodies are shown in a haunted house amusement park ride.

A man slits another man's throat. [We don't see the actual killing, but later on in the shot we see the dead man laying in a pile of blood.]


Adult language.

Contains usage of ass, shit, goddamn, bitch, whore, and 20-30 F-words.

Mild drug and alcohol use.

Contains more than a single smoking scene.


A man appears extrememly emaciated throughout.

Many adult themes and dark/psychologically disturbing visuals.

Rated R for violence and disturbing images, sexuality and language

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