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Little to none.

Infrequent strong and moderate violence.

This movie doesn't use violence to scare or sicken.

A woman is slammed once into a chair and choked for a few seconds before the scene cuts (her lips redden). This is the most violent scene in the movie.

A dead character is found sitting alone, staring open-mouthed. Little blood.

The man finds a young boy crying, chained to the floor, the man fights off a demon, picks up the boy, and he runs through a group of ghosts and back into his body (he gasps deeply).

Several people fend off ghosts trying to enter a house through the front door, a closet door, and a kitchen drawer (we see only a child's green hand there); they shout and scream and one of the men falls down several times, but no one is injured.

A boy falls off a ladder and bumps his forehead, we see no damage but the next morning he is in a coma that lasts for months; we see the boy at home in a hospital bed with a heart monitor and oxygen mask attached, along with two IV lines.

There are several instances of a large bloody hand print with pointy claws on a sheet. In one scene, we see two hand marks pressed on a window from outside and the window cracks.

Infrequent strong language.

3 F-words (1 of them written), 1 sexual reference, 12 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, stressed, nut-jobs, parasite, bad guy, dog and pony show.)

Stereotypical references to aging and older people, young mothers, children, priests, churchgoers, sci-fi geeks, ghost hunters, psychics, supernatural worlds, ghosts, demons, 8 religious exclamations.

Brief very mild reference.

Technicians explain to a family that leaking electricity from their old house fixtures can cause visual and auditory hallucinations, just like a drug.

The whole movie is centered around how a demon/monster are trying to possess a child.

A Red-Faced Demon is shown sharpening his claws, with some freaky music playing. Not disturbing, but very scary.

Somewhat, be alert if you see this movie with a child: When the Red-Faced Demon is present, is definitely a scary and hardcore scene, some how bloody in mild ways.

There are some, "Jump Scenes".

The "Tip-Toe Through The Tulips" or as you may call it, the bad guys' song, is quite disturbing and freaky

One of the jump scenes shows a red-faced demon appearing suddenly behind one of the characters, this is one of the scariest moments in the film.

In the beggining of the film, in the titles, something is seen moving in every shot (very scary).

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 (original rating) / Brazil:12 (re-rating on appeal) / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-18 / France:12 / Germany:16 / Iceland:16 / India:UA / Ireland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Italy:T / Malaysia:P13 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:16 / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / South Korea:12 / Spain:16 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Thailand:15 / UK:15 / USA:PG-13 (certificate #46622)

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