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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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Sex & Nudity

Norman comments on his older sister stashing pictures of a shirtless football player in her underwear.

A boy is blocking a bully's way, so the bully says he will punch the other kid "In your boob's". (The smaller kid is mildly fat)

A boy pauses an exercise video to look at the instructor's butt.

Norman's teen sister ogles at Mitch since he is shirtless.

A billboard for a casino is shown and a woman in skimpy garb is shown with dollar bills stuck in her cleavage.

Alvin grabs Courtney's buttocks, and Courtney makes a comment. You don't see this.

A girl says she would like to hang out to a guy and he comments about his Boyfriend enjoying 'Chick Flicks'.

Violence & Gore

A fair amount of bullying at the beginning of the movie. Norman is ignored or abused because he can see dead people and other's think he is crazy

Blithe Hollow's zombified residents look a little worse for wear and suffer a number of physical humiliations. They're clearly rotting, and one drops an ear.

An extended gag involves Norman struggling to retrieve a book from a man's freshly dead corpse.

Others zombies lose arms or are shot through the guts during battles with the living. (Nothing Graphic)

We can see straight through one zombie's abdomen. And another loses his head, literally, when hit by a car. Their dead appendages are still quite active, naturally. This is done more comically than gory.

A zombie runs into a door and gets her teeth stuck.

A zombie's face seems to be sagging off his jawbone rather grotesquely.

Villagers assault zombies with all sorts of makeshift weapons and try to burn down city hall, with living people inside.

A witch's powers are quite frightening and dangerous. She causes wooden thorns to spike from the ground, nearly impaling Norman, and hurls painful bolts of magical energy at him.

Profanity

One use of "jackass" and the word "pissing" is use in a comical, non-intentional way.

Crude humor through-out, including a lot of nose picking and rude jokes.

A fair amount of scenes throughout the film which ,though played for laughs, can be disturbing to young viewers.

The climax of the film involving the witch can frighten younger children.

There is a scene in which a 10-year old girl is sentenced to death. Her execution is never depicted, but it is a disturbing concept.

Norman speaks to the spirit of a witch asking her to stop punishing her killers. It may be frightening or disturbing for many viewers.

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Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
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