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Several children die while in a trance-like state; the deaths are blamed on the ghost of a woman.

Three young girls calmly jump to their deaths from the attic windows (off screen, we hear their mother's screams.)

Another girl smashes an oil lamp onto her feet and goes up in flames, silently - brief and not too graphic.

Two young boys walk into the sea and disappear and we hear they died; another boy walks to the edge of a train platform, jumps onto the tracks and walks toward an oncoming train - no injuries are seen.

The ghost jumps from a chair with a rope around her neck, reenacting her suicide hanging; very brief.

Several scenes feature zombie-like children standing in the middle distance in graveyards or on town streets.

A decayed corpse stands at an angle to the camera; the head turns and shining eyes gleam at the camera.

A young girl coughs up a large amount of blood after ingesting caustic soda.

A doctor pulls a white sheet over a woman; we briefly see a large, red stain on another sheet between her legs, indicating childbirth.

Two men bury the body of a boy in a grave where we see a rotting yellow skeleton with gaping mouth.


5 mild swears, including "hell".

6 religious exclamations ("oh my god").

A woman emphatically wishes that another woman "rot in Hell" in a letter.


A man and a woman drink a few whiskeys in a pub.

A couple of bottles of liquor are seen behind the bar.

A man in a haunted house drinks several short glasses of whiskey.

Two dinner scenes show glasses of wine that men and women drink and two men drinking brandy beside a fireplace.


The film as a whole can be frightening in parts and the subject matter involving the death of young children .may be shocking and disturbing to some viewers.

We see several scenes where a man is terrorised by a ghost in a haunted house. The ghost itself may seem frightening and her scream is very loud and intense.

There is a lot of suspense and several jumpy moments throughout the film and some brief disturbing images as described under 'violence and gore'.

Overall: 22/50

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and violence/disturbing images


Rated PG-13 for thematic material and violence/disturbing images
Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Chile:14 / France:12 / Germany:16 / Germany:12 (cut) (theatrical version) / Germany:16 (uncut) (DVD) / Hong Kong:IIB / Ireland:15A / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Netherlands:16 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG13 / South Korea:15 / Spain:16 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #47187)

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