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At 2:57, we see Dana in her underwear (waist down).

At 16:58, Dana is seen taking her shirt off. Her bra is visible but this scene is short.

At 18:50, we then see Holden start to undress. He takes off his shirt but is covered up before his pants are off.

At 34:20, we see Jules dancing in a sexualized manner.

At 38:00, we see Curt undoing Jules' top. She stops him though. But then at 39:00, they begin to make out, Jules' pants are taken off. It is implied that Curt is engaging in oral sex with Jules (she moans loudly), she then takes off her top revealing her breasts (Her breasts are seen for about 5-10 seconds).

There are a few more sexual references in conversation.


At 16:10, we see a painting of people mutilating a goat. They are stabbing it with knives. This painting is seen again at 19:00.

At 40:57, a woman, Jules, is stabbed in the hand. There is a lot of blood.

At 41:18, a man, Curt , is stabbed in the back. He is then hit in the head with a bear trap.

At 41:49, a woman, Jules is stabbed with a bear trap and is then pulled by it. She is then pulled upright and her throat is slit (off camera) with a saw.

At 46:24, we see a zombie covered in blood throwing the head of Jules at Dana. This is very bloody.

At 49:40, a zombie throws a knife at Marty and it hits him in the back. Marty is then dragged away and stabbed multiple times off screen.

At 52:35, Holden is stabbed in the back by a bear trap and is then pulled up. Dana then stabs a zombie in the head with a tire iron and then multiple times with a knife. This is extremely bloody.

At 59:13, Curt crashes into an invisible wall. His bones crunching can be heard.

At 1:01:00, Holden, is impaled in the neck with a long spike. Blood squirts out when it is removed.

At 1:08:00, we see an extremely mutilated zombie corpse laying on the ground. There is a lot of blood.

At 1:16:02, a bunch of army men are killed by an assortment of creatures. This is quite gruesome.

At 1:16:24, we see the extent of the attack with an enormous amount of blood splattered everywhere.

At 1:16:50-1:17:27, we see a number of people getting killed by creatures and a woman commits suicide by shooting herself in the head.

From 1:18:00-1:19:50, we see many creatures killing people and a huge amount of blood on the walls and floor.

At 1:20:00, we see a man blow himself up to save his colleges. This is very bloody.

At 1:20:55, we see a a Merman eating Hadley. The Merman sprays blood out of his blowhole.

At 1:21:15, we see Lin get taken by a huge creature with tentacles.

At 1:21:29, we see Dana stab Sitterson with a knife.

At 1:27:18, Dana is attacked by a werewolf. Blood is seen pouring out of her shoulder and her body is covered with blood.

At 1:28:29, we The Director get hit in the head with an axe. Blood is seen squirting out.

At 1:32:00, we see a huge hand come out of the ground killing Dana and Marty.


There are about 25-30 uses of the f-bomb. There are also a few other milder obscenities used.


At 6:08, we see Marty drive up with smoke coming out of his car (mostly likely from marijuana). We then see him using a bong.

At 8:07, we see Marty rolling up marijuana cigarettes.

At 24:30, the teens are seen drinking alcohol and Marty is smoking marijuana.

At 35:05, Jules and Marty are briefly seen smoking marijuana. Marty is seen smoking it throughout the entire scene.

At 43:40, we see Marty smoking marijuana. This is extremely brief.

Marty is the stereotypical pot head and his "high" moments are meant to be comical.

At 1:02:00, we see a group of adults drinking alcohol.

At 1:30:49, we see two teens smoking marijuana.


At 10:50, 16:25, 27:04, 28:13, 40:57, 45:36, 49:03, 53:40, 1:01:00, 1:03:35, and 1:10:24 there are jump scares (I am observant).

There are many frightening creatures shown throughout the movie (Zombies, werewolves, spiders, deformed and mangled humanoids, etc.).

The last 20 minutes are quite frightening.

MPAA (USA) - Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity.

BBFC (UK) - Rated 15 (strong gore, bloody violence, language, soft drug use).

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

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