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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 couple kisses in a few scenes and a couple snuggle. Nothing explicit.

Violence & Gore

A man discovers and watches 5 snuff films taken on a Super 8 by unseen killers. He is clearly abhorred by what he's seeing and isn't enjoying it. The movie cuts intermittently to the man's reaction The onscreen content isn't very gory but is extremely disturbing.

In the films, a family, including a child, are hanged from a tree branch.

The second family, including a child, is trapped in their car and the car is set on fire.

The third family, including a child (the child's death isn't shown), is tied to their beds - their throats are slit (slightly bloody and the blood is only seen in a reflection of the man's glasses).

The fourth family, including a child, is tied to lawn chairs and pulled into their pool by ropes. We see them slowly drown.

The fifth family, including a child, is tied up in their yard and run over with a lawn mower, but just as the first murder in this snuff film occurs, the movie cuts immediately to the man's reaction and no further content of the snuff film is seen. This scene is very shocking and is a jump scare.


3 uses of "shit." One "ass." One use of "goddamn." The word "fucking" is muffled, but said. It's not in a sexual context.

The man who watches the snuff films drinks and smokes loosely to cope, and an officer delicately confronts him about it.

Nothing in this movie is controversial or distastefully graphic and it is intended for adult audiences, but not for children. The Super 8 reels are very disturbing and realistic.

In two scenes, an adolescent boy suffers from night terrors, and screams uncontrollably.

An insidious demon with a frightening face has many brief appearances.

Many jump scenes.

The music score gets intensely ominous at times.

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Rated R for disturbing violent images and some terror

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