Hotel Transylvania (2012)
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|MPAA||Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images|
Sex & Nudity
- Dracula tells 2 fleas on their honeymoon to "go back to what they were doing" and when he leaves the room the fleas kiss.
- Invisible mans pants get pulled down and he say " the water is cold don't judge me".Because he is invisible nothing is shown.
- Jonathan puts his hand through the ribs of a female skeleton and her husband confronts him over it, effectively seeing it as a form of sexual advancement.
- The Invisible Man puts powder on his invisible butt cheeks.
- As the group performs a song, Frankenstein's wife is seen twerking.
- Mavis kisses Johnny twice.
Violence & Gore
- An armored guard (which appears to be hollow) is kicked in the groin and feels pain.
- There is a lot of dark humor based on the fact that monsters cannot be harmed by injuries that would kill a real person. This includes heads and limbs falling off, while the charactes are still moving around and not experiencing any pain.
- Dracula's fanged, red-eyed roar of disapproval (that is used for comedic effect) can actually be a bit frightening and unsettling especially for young viewers as it is done in an unexpected jump-scare-mode, using extreme close ups and an eerie reddish hue. And it is repeated on multiple instances. But he makes it plain that he could never actually cause Johnny harm.
- The story of Mavis' mom's death at the hands of rampaging humans is told with a bit more serious tone; we see a burning building and men with torches.
- Mavis repeatedly uses "Holy rabies!" as an interjection.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- There is one scene where the monsters are in a lab making some sort of unnamed liquid. Short scene.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Periodically throughout the film Dracula becomes angry and roars loudly as his eyes glow red. Edited to elicit a jump scare reaction. Played for laughs.
- Some of the monsters may seem frightening to children.
- The scene where Mavis is visiting the human village may be frightening to some, as it has a few "jump scares."
- The scene when Dracula tells the story of his wife's and Mavis's mom's death (with flashbacks) is a bit of a tearjerker.
- Johnny breaks up with Mavis, acting like a jerk, but he does it to spare her feelings, since Dracula told him that a human and a vampire can't have a romantic relationship.
Violence & Gore
- In one scene where Mavis visits a human village, several torch-carrying, pitchfork-wielding people surround her and yell at her. They threaten her with things dangerous to vampires (fire, garlic bread, etc.) and she becomes frightened. One of the people accidentally stabs another one in the head with his pitchfork; the stabbed man falls to the ground, dropping his torch and setting the group on fire, as Mavis flies away frightened. After she leaves, it is revealed that the "human village" was a set-up by her father to scare her into staying away from humans. The "humans" are all zombies employed by her father, and are revealed to be unharmed.