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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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Some ladies are seen in bathing suits at beach. No nudity is shown. Some kissing is possible in this film.

A scene takes place at a part of the movie when paintings come alive. There is a painting with a woman's breast clearly visible.

Mike turns on the television early-on during his stay in room 1408 and selects to view the "adult" film section. Titles referencing gay sex and "housewife orgies" are seen on-screen for a brief few seconds. Mike seems to find them in bad taste however and turns off the television, so that none of the films themselves actually get shown.

In some of the old crime scene photographs that Mike flips through, he briefly sees some of the bathtub suicides. In several of these, women are lying naked in the tub with their wrists slit, however they are only shown from the shoulders up.

The film's soundtrack includes the song "We've Only Just Begun" by The Carpenters, a song which has the verse "a kiss for love, and we're on our way".

A man kicks an undead corpse in the face, shattering its face (we see its jaw hanging).

A man's hand is closed in a window that shuts on him (we see his bloody hand, and we see blood on towels and he screams).

A man is burned by hot water.

A man is burned, we see his charred skin.

A young girl walks barefoot on glass, we see blood on her feet.

A girl dies, then turns to dust and ashes.

We see photos of people with slit throats (with blood surrounding the body, and with splatters on walls), one drowning victim under water in a bathtub, and others with bloody wounds.

We see the ghostly image of a man walk to an open window and jump out; then a woman does the same thing and we hear her scream (they disappear as they reach the ground).

We hear that a woman gouged her own eyes out with scissors and was laughing hysterically. We read about a man jumping out a window to commit suicide.

Blood drips from cracks in a wall.

A man nearly falls out of a window after being attacked by the ghostly image of a 1950's-dressed woman.

It is mentioned that in 1912, a sewing machine salesman cut his own throat and then tried to sew himself back together again before bleeding to death. Later on the long-dead corpse of the salesman chases another man through an air duct.

A little girl is seen in a hospital bed, dying in front of her parents from some illness, presumably cancer. After her death, both parents argue loudly.

A newspaper article is seen with the headline, "Factory Owner Leaps from Hotel Window: Mystery Surrounds The Tragic Suicide Of Successful Chicago Factory Owner At NY Hotel", accompanied by a photograph.

3 F-words, 14 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 16 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot, evil), 6 religious profanities, 10 religious exclamations.

In the extended edition Mike sees him and his mentally ill dad fighting beneath the vent while he is in the vent at the public park about Katie (Mike Enslin's Daughter) and Mike says "The problem is you never gave a shit." Then his dad says "I never gave a shit because you're a bullshitin' writer!"

A man holds a lit cigar and a snifter of cognac (we don't see him smoke or drink).

A man offers liquor to a man who refuses initially but accepts eventually and drinks a couple of shots, a woman drinks wine.

A man drinks alcohol from a small bottle in a hotel room, and a man holds a beer bottle.

We see two other presumably empty bottles in the background and he takes a drink from the one he is holding.

A man smokes a cigarette, a man offers another man a cigar (he declines), and a man has a cigarette behind his ear in many scenes and places it in an ashtray, unlit, in several scenes (we are told that he was a smoker and that he quit some time ago).

A man fears that he has been drugged and that he is hallucinating.

This whole movie is very intense and twisted, and contains many jump scares.

Everything listed in the Violence & Gore category can be considered intense or disturbing.

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing sequences of violence and terror, frightening images and language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Australia:M (director's cut) / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:TE+7 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-13 / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15A / Israel:16 / Italy:T / Malaysia:18PL / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG / South Africa:13 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Taiwan:PG-12 / UK:15 / USA:TV-14 (LV) (TV rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #43561)

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