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Sex & Nudity

Few kisses. Otherwise none.

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, are tied to their beds and their throats are slit. We see everything up to the blade put up to their throats before it cuts away to the man watching the tape.

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

The fifth family, including a child, is tied up in their yard and run over with a lawn mower. This is a jump-scare scene. We watch the lawn mower going over the grass, but for a split-second a face appears before the lawn mower. The film cuts to the man's reaction to the tape.

The gore in this film is left to the imagination of the viewers, and it is what makes this film so disturbing. Sound effects and music are more intense than what is actually seen onscreen.


3 uses of "shit." One "ass." One use of "goddamn." The word "fucking" is said, but is cut off as it is said.

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, but it is intended for adult audiences.

The Super 8 reels are very disturbing and realistic.

Suggested rating: R for intense sequences of terror and disturbing content

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Rated R for disturbing violent images and some terror

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