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Sex & Nudity

7/10 - Sexual references throughout and very brief nudity.

- Early in the film, Kristen Connolly is shown in shirt and underwear.

- A young man watches Kristen Connolly change. She unbuttons her shirt, exposing her bra, but he stops her before she can continue. After switching rooms, she watches him begin to undress. He takes off his shirt and is about to take off his shorts when she blocks her view of him. No nudity is shown.

- Anna Hutchison coyly "seduces" a stuffed wolf's head mounted on a wall, then proceeds to make out with it, mostly for laughs.

- Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison run into the woods to have sex. She begins to remove her shirt but is unhappy with where they have stopped, so they move to a different area. A group of men are watching the couple on monitors in a control room, and boo when she decides not to take off her shirt. She lies down and he removes her shorts, then playfully bites down on the waistband of her panties. The camera cuts to her giggling while he apparently removes her panties (though we cannot see anything below her waist; she abruptly moans and arches her back as he presumably performs cunnilungus on her. They change positions so that she straddles him, and she removes her shirt, revealing her breasts for a few seconds. Two men in the control room witness this. The sexual interaction ends without further disrobing.

- Sexual Language and References Throughout.

Violence & Gore


Despite being gory, the film is a horror-comedy and the gore often is used in an over the top-comedic way.

We see a painting on the wall showing a group of men and dogs dismembering an animal.

A young woman is stabbed through the hand and blood splatters. She then has a metal mantrap thrown into her back and is dragged away and it's implied her head is cut off. Her decapitated head is later thrown at her friend and she screams in horror and throws it.

A man has a knife stuck in his back. He struggles to remove the bloody blade.

A man is bashed over the head with a mantrap. He has a bloody wound on his head.

Thick blood is poured into an underground chamber for a ritual. We see this occur several times.

A zombie is hit over the head with a metal bong.

A knife is thrown and stabs a man in the back. We see a bloody wound. The man is dragged into a pit by a zombie; we see blood spray out of the pit. We later find that this was the zombies blood and that he survives.

A mantrap is closed on a man's back.

A zombie is stabbed in the eye socket and impaled through the skull with a crowbar. It is then viciously stabbed with a butcher knife in the chest and throat.

A man attempts to jump a canyon on a dirt bike but crashes into a barrier and falls to his death. (No gore).

A scythe is jabbed through the back of man's neck. We see the blade come out through the front of his throat. The blade is removed and the man is stabbed again in the back.

A girl is choked and tossed against a wooden post. She survives with some bloody bruises.

We see a bloody chopped up dismembered corpse of a creature. Bits and pieces are still alive and flopping about. A man says he did so with a trowel.

Severed limbs of previously dismembered creature grab at man's ankle. He shoots at them with handgun and the zombie's hand grabs his face.

A man has his head bashed into a wall leaving a large streak of blood.

Lots of creatures escape and attack many people with the following results in about two minutes: A man is pulled into a room by a creature. Blood shoot out of the door. A creature rushes by and slashes a man's neck with its claw. Blood sprays on a wall and blood pools around his corpse. This all happens extremely fast. A creature holds a man down and bites into his throat. Blood splatters and a huge pool forms around him. A creature knocks a man to the ground and takes several bloody bites out of his abdomen. It devours him. A large group of creatures jumps upon a man, rips him apart, and devours him. We see blood flying from a distance. A creature wraps itself around a man and crushes him. We see blood spurts from his mouth at a distance. The creature then grabs another man in it's mouth and violently whips him about in its jaws. Blood sprays on walls. The man is then swallowed whole. A man is dismembered with an electric circular saw. He is sliced into pieces and mutilated. A man is lifted into the air by a creature and then dropped to the ground. . Numerous rooms and hallways become completely covered from ceiling to floor in blood. A man is tossed off of a ledge and devoured in one bite by a large snake creature before hitting the floor. A man is hung from the ceiling by chains and it is implied he will be tortured with large blades (nothing is seen). A man is tied down. Creatures pull his shirt off and it is implied he will be tortured with scalpels. A woman shoots herself in the head with a pistol. Blood sprays. A group of people are tied up with duct tape. They have gasoline poured upon them in order to burn them. We briefly see them set on fire on a CCTV screen. Creatures hold a man down while one vomits green fluid onto his face and mouth. A creature breaks through a window and collides head first with a wall leaving a bloody smear. A creature is shot in the head with a pistol. Green slime splatters. A wounded man drags himself away from a creature leaving a bloody trail. A creature smashes a man through a wall leaving blood stains. It then returns and tosses a bloody chunk of his flesh on the wall which slowly slides down. A creature bites into a man's neck. Some red blood mist sprays out. A creature stabs a man in the stomach with a knife. We see a bloody wound. It then advances upon a girl. She shoots it several times in the chest but this has no effect. It is implied she is killed. A man is stabbed twice in the stomach with by a unicorn's horn. Bloody. He slides against the wall leaving a large streak. Blood spurts from his mouth. A group of creatures violently knock a man to the ground and repeatedly stab him with knives. We see bloody close ups. The man commits suicide with a grenade, also killing attackers. An aquatic creature devours a man's head and shoots his blood out of its blow hole. A young woman accidentally stabs a man in the stomach with a knife, killing him. Bloody wound. A young woman is mauled by a werewolf. She is gravely injured. The creature is shot multiple times in the back, forcing it to retreat. A man and a woman kick and punch each other in a attempt to kill each other. They both struggle for a handgun on the floor. A woman is stabbed in the back of the head with an ax and the blade becomes wedged in her skull. Blood sprays from her head and mouth. She and a zombie are pushed off a ledge to its death.



About 50 f-words.

12 uses of shit/crap

Some use of very mild language.

Misogynistic language (presented in a negative light).


A character seems to be high through the entire film, as he is a parody of the "stoner" archetype of horror films. His marijuana use is referenced constantly throughout the film in a mostly comical light.

A man is shown rolling a joint.

When a man opens the car door to get out we see a cloud of smoke pour out of the car and he is holding a bong.

A group of young men and young women smoke joints and drink beer.

A man spits chewing tobacco juice on a young man's shoe.


Some intense scenes and one or two mild jump scares.

The end is shocking and unexpected.

Some people may not like the gore despite it being used in a comical way.

Most of the young audience may find this film unpleasant during the second half and the climax.


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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity

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