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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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An extended scene which shows various naked women in the foreground and background, but not sexually related

A doorknob morphs into a penis.

The image of a horse and a bull having intercourse is briefly visible.

A couple of off-color wisecracks, referencing bestiality and masturbation.

Exaggerated gory violence throughout but these images are undercut by the generally bizarre, comic tone of the film as a whole.

A man beheads another man (the decapitation is visible but without much blood spray) and chops the head off a fish-like creature in the very opening scene.

An alien-like creature is stomped and crushed on the road, with noises and goo visible.

Photographs of mangled bodies are seen.

A man's arm is ripped off (blood spurts, with the bloody stump visible.)

A scene where large amounts of blood and remains are visible as a character walks through a house.

A brief shot of a girl with a missing eye.

A man is shot in the chest without sight of blood or impact.

A man is shot in the head (blood splatters onto the wall behind him) and then shot repeatedly across his body, with these bloody wounds highly visible for an extended portion of the film. He is later shot in the chest with a shotgun (blood briefly splatters.)

A man's eyes explode.

A man's head is shot off with a shotgun, with gory results.

A short animated sequence which displays limbs being severed off, screams of terror and large amounts of blood spray. Eventually, it transitions into a live action shot, where blood and various severed limbs are seen scattered across the ground.

A man is swallowed whole by a creature (played for laughs, no blood or gore visible.)

Several men are hit with a spiked bat.

A man is set on fire.

A dog explodes (non-graphic).

We see a severed head and its body, with the bloody stump visible, in a trunk.

26 uses of fuck in fits and spurts, rather than constantly throughout.

Also many uses of shit.

There's a moderate use of other obscenities and profanities.

The entire film focuses on the highly bizarre effects of a fictional drug, but there is no demonstrated use techniques and the context is too fantastical to give viewers the slightest hint of glorification. Characters socially drink during the first act, and there is a brief verbal allusion to ecstasy.

The film is more bizarre and blackly comic than frightening, but the sense of dread in the proceedings and the bursts of exaggerated gory violence will turn off the squeamish. If you are squeamish, you shouldn't be watching this anyway.

Rated R for bloody violence and gore, nudity, language and drug content
Australia:MA15+ (2013) / Canada:18A (Alberta/Manitoba) / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Germany:16 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:16 / UK:15 / USA:R / USA:TV-14 (DLSV)

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