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Sex & Nudity

  • Just after the rear nudity scene mentioned below, a female zombie is seen topless from the side, mid abdomen up. There are dark shadows on her but you can still make out her breasts.
  • A naked female zombie walks toward a house and her buttocks are clearly seen, but only for one second because as she inches closer to the house all nudity is covered up in the shadows almost immediately after it is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • Several zombies are killed by repeatedly beaten and shot several times. Molotov cocktails are thrown at them too.
  • Zombies engage in fights with humans, the scenes are possibly intense and unsettling for sensitive viewers.
  • This movie was released in 1968, but it is not as tame by today's standards as some might imagine. The only thing that holds it back from being extremely violent was that it was shot in black and white thus decreasing how gory and bloody it looks.
  • Several scenes showing zombies eating body parts
  • A man gets into a fight with a zombie and is subsequently killed.
  • A partially decomposed face of a dead body is shown. Very surprising
  • A man has his skull crushed.
  • A man and woman are blown up in a car.
  • A little zombie girl kills a woman with a masonry trowel. This is probably the goriest scene in the whole movie.
  • A woman is dragged into a large group of zombies and killed off-screen.
  • A man is shot in the stomach and then eaten by zombies.
  • A man is shot in the head. Not graphic, but surprising and very unsettling


  • R - for horror violence, brief nudity, and some language
  • 1 use of "Jesus, and 2 of "God." 3 instances of "damn," 2 of "hell," and 1 of "bastard."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man smokes throughout the film. A woman is seen smoking once.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • appropriate rating would be: R for disturbing horror violence, bloody images, and brief nudity
  • This is the first film about a zombie apocalypse, with a focus on a group of survivors trapped in a house on the countryside
  • Scenes of canibalism where zombies eat dead victims. Quite graphic and may be disturbing.
  • A girl is seen sick and suffering (although treated with care in the film).
  • A character is seen being killed by a family member who is now a zombie.
  • A man walks out of the basement. Another man shoots him in the head and burns his body.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • All of the main characters die.
  • A girl becomes a zombie, which may be disturbing

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