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Sex & Nudity

  • We see a women under a blanket. It is implied that she might be naked.
  • No nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • The violence is relatively tame for a horror film, especially one made by John Carpenter.
  • Includes for intense (but, not graphic/gory) violence.
  • The only shot of gore is when someone strikes Blake in the head. For a moment, his outer skin is removed revealing green goo and maggots.
  • Although there are violent murders committed by ghost pirates, there is almost no blood seen in the entire movie.
  • An elderly babysitter opens the door of the house, and several ghosts suddenly pull her into the fog. Nothing else is shown, but it is very obvious that the ghosts killed her.
  • A man is stabbed by a ghost with a metal spike. It is only seen in silhouette, and no blood is visible either.
  • This movie is rated PG13 for some terror and scary images. The R rating is dated.
  • Three men on a boat are stabbed to death. Only one death is onscreen. The man is impaled by a sword, a hook, and then stabbed with a knife. Although it is onscreen and very intense, no blood or gore is seen.
  • A man is stabbed in the neck briefly by a pirate hook. The camera quickly cuts away, we see no blood/gore.
  • A brief shot of a man turning around and being beheaded by a ghost - we see the ghost swing his sword and the picture blacks out before contact, with a loud slicing sound.


  • "Screw You" is said once.
  • 1 use of shit, asshole, thank gosh, Jesus, damn, screw and my god 2 uses of hell
  • 1 "s" word and other mild language.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two people are shown drinking beer in a truck. One of these people is driving the vehicle.
  • Three fishermen aboard a boat appear to be intoxicated.
  • Some smoking is shown.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When the ghosts attack, sometimes an incredibly loud sound effect that resembles spewing steam will play.
  • Some moments of tension and suspense.
  • Ghosts break windows, reaching in for people - one grabs a woman by the hair and attempts to pull her out.
  • The ghosts are later shown with glowing red eyes.

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