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MPAA Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking

Sex & Nudity

  • A man says to a teenage girl, "when did they start woman of the night come here?" She responds saying she thinks he called her a hooker.
  • A sex scene takes place in a room with two lead characters, it is played for laughs as both characters are shown flying around the room, smashing into things, they are both clothed, no nudity is seen.
  • A man is seen making out with a woman briefly, later another man is shown making out with another woman in a dressing room, no nudity.
  • After a man compliments a woman, sex is implied

Violence & Gore

  • Two persons were killed by a fallen statue (off-screen but we hear thump).
  • When Barnabas is awakened he kills all the construction workers that dug him up, vampire violence and blood is seen.
  • When Barnabas transforms into a vampire he has blood coming out of his eyes.
  • Barnabas is at a campfire with some hippies who he ends up killing, the deaths are off screen but screaming can be heard.
  • Barnabas, when he figures out that Julia is stealing his blood, kills her, bragging he can drain a man of blood in 7 and a half seconds. He bites her neck (we don't see the bite in detail) as blood is sucked out of a transfusion pouch connected to Julia's arm.
  • In the final battle, we see Angelique pelted by a shotgun (no blood) as her body breaks apart like glass. She pulls out her own heart as it crumbles.
  • Barnabas and Josette are seen falling from a cliff, we see the bodies hit the rocks below and a hard crunch is heard.
  • A woman shoots geyser of vomit (comical scene) from her mouth at a man.


  • 5 shits, 4 anatomical terms.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Hippies pass around a marijuana joint.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When Barnabas transforms into a vampire, he goes white, his fingers and teeth grow and blood comes out of his eyes, this my frighten younger children.
  • This movie has a dark, gothic vibe throughout the whole film. Especially because it's made by Tim Burton


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When Elizabeth returns to her room, she sees a person with a sheet over their head who she assumes is the boy playing tricks. She approaches and removes the sheet and it's an actual ghost of a drowned woman.
  • Victoria, as a young girl, is treated with electric shock therapy

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