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MPAA Rated R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman are in bed together.
  • Once or twice a boy is seen in his underwear.
  • A young girl takes off her clothes and crawls in bed next to a boy. They are both stated to be 12 years old; however, no actual nudity is shown, and the scene is both innocent and emotional. They cuddle and fall asleep together.
  • A boy and a vampire kiss. (See 'Violence & Gore' for more details.)
  • A small reference to masturbation. The words 'jerk off' are used.
  • It's implied that a man has a possible romantic attachment to a young child. He becomes jealous of her friend and asks her to stop seeing him.

Violence & Gore

  • A man gags a teenager with halothane, hangs him upside-down from a tree and slits his throat (seen from behind), with lots of blood spilling into a bucket. He is interrupted by a dog and flees just before its owners arrive, finding the body.
  • A boy stabs a tree twice with a hunting knife, pretending to be tough.
  • Bullies nick a boy across the face with a horse whip and we see the bloody scratch.
  • A vampire attacks a man and wrestles with him in the snow. She takes a bite out of his neck and begins to drain his blood (with disturbing sound effects). Afterwards, she snaps his neck, killing him. His body twitches violently. We see blood on her face, and later, a man dumps the corpse into a pond.
  • A boy slits his palm and tries to make a blood-brother pact with the vampire, who starts frantically slurping the puddle of blood that he made on the floor.
  • A boy strikes another boy across the face with a large pole and damages his ear. We see blood where the extremity has been split open as a teacher rushes over to help him.
  • The corpse of a man is seen being cut out of an icy pond and hauled onto shore.
  • The vampire attacks a woman and bites her neck, but is kicked off by another man before she could kill her. We see blood on her face.
  • The vampire kills a man who tries to murder her; we hear scuffling behind a closed door and see his bloody hand desperately clutching at the door frame before he dies, leaving blood smeared over the wall. His body is seen afterwards, with blood covering his face and neck.
  • Covered in blood, the vampire walks up to a boy and kisses him, consensually. Blood is seen on the boy's mouth afterwards.


  • Five uses of fuck. However, this might vary depending on the translation and the subtitles. In the UK version (not dubbed, but with theatrical subtitles) there are about three uses. Other, milder terms such as 'Hell' are occasional.
  • Several uses of religious exclamations, such as 'Christ'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some characters smoke and drink alcohol during scenes. This is primarily within a casual manner, although one scene hints at alcoholism.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scenes of violence are reasonably gory, and the film is coated with suspense.
  • Some scenes can be very emotional, which may distress certain viewers. The ending scene, in the pool, is particularly intense.
  • It should be noted this film deals with the premise of psychological abuse throughout. The main character is a victim of bullying, and keeps a scrapbook detailing popular cases involving serial killers, which he collects from newspaper articles. This is only one example, and the abuse itself involves other characters as well.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • The girl changes clothes and a boy spies on her. We the girls genital area with a large scar across her skin. See 'Frightening/Intense Scenes' for more details.

Violence & Gore

  • A man pours acid on his face and we see graphic disfigurement with exposed bone and muscle. In the hospital, he offers himself to the vampire. She bites and drinks from his neck and he falls dead from his window, hitting an awning on the way down.
  • The female victim becomes a vampire and in one scene, cats start attacking her and she falls down a flight of stairs. Finally, in the hospital, she ignites into a ball of fire after she asks the doctor to open the window blinds.
  • A boy is swimming in a pool and is threatened by a bully with a knife. He holds the boy's head underneath the water in an attempt to drown him, but is interrupted by the vampire, who smashes through the window. Underwater, we see one bully being dragged across the pool from the knees-down and then his severed head falls into the water. We then hear bones snapping as the bully's hand, holding the boy's head, is severed and falls into the pool. Blood mixes with the water. Afterwards, we see the corpses of three of the bullies around the pool, all lying in puddles of blood. The other is seen crying nearby.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a brief shot in which the main character sees that Eli is a boy who has been castrated. There is a scar where his genitals used to be, although it is seen only momentarily before being covered. (It should be noted that a mannequin was used to provide this shot, but it still looks very realistic.)

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