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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

A boy does monster makeup for a movie, and it's implied that his father thinks he's gay because of this.

We briefly see a teenage girl wearing an abdomen exposing top in two scenes.

A girl appears to lightly kiss a boy's neck and we see a small outline of lipstick on his neck..

A boy tells a girl that he is going to "go to first base" once he gets a driver's license.

Violence & Gore

A train and a pickup truck collide, causing an explosion with much wreckage seen afterwards.

A man in a vehicle is shown with some blood streaming down his face. He is shown again in a hospital bed.

A man has a somewhat bloodied face and shirt, there is a small cut on his forehead and cheek.

A zombie movie made by the kids shows deaths with fake-looking blood. A zombie's head is shoved into a nail with blood oozing. Another is shot several times in the chest with some bloody results.

When the alien creature invades the town, we see a few people killed/snatched up by it. These scenes show some material destruction, but the actual alien attacking a victim is offscreen.

The alien destroys a bus, resulting in a couple of deaths. Windows smash as the bus is turned over on its side, and the alien breaks a giant hole into it and attacks the people inside.

A man's head is crushed. We see blood splatter on a window (with chunks of what may be brain matter) for a split second before the scene cuts.

The alien eats a human leg. This is seen very briefly, and from a distance.


50 uses of 'shit', 2 of 'asshole', and 1 of 'fuck', 'dick' (as an insult), 'pussy', 'son of a bitch', and 'dumbass'. Also 21 instances of 'God', 14 of 'hell', 7 of 'Jesus', and 3 of 'damn'.

A teenage boy is seen smoking a marijuana cigarette and then acting extremely affected after driving under the influence.

A boy remarks that a teenage boy is passed out and "drugs are bad."

A teenage boy offers to sell another boy pot (he turns him down).

A man seems inebriated and we see a bottle of liquor in front of him, a man is seen driving and throwing a bottle of liquor into the back seat of the car.

Occasional cigarette smoking.

A monster grabs a young store clerk. and he is dragged out of the store and killed.

A few people are killed offscreen in the monster's den.

A monster attacks people on a bus.

A man inspecting power lines is killed suddenly by the monster.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use

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