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(2020 TV Movie)

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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman puts on some skimpy red lingerie to impress her boyfriend.
  • A woman initiates sex with her boyfriend, but nothing happens because they first decide to go back to their cabin.
  • A young man states, about his father, "we share... many things" (discussing sex with women).
  • A woman is locked in a dirty outhouse until she agrees to have sex with a man.
  • Brief implications of incest; a boy also mentions sharing women with his father as sexual partners.

Violence & Gore

  • One discussion of forced rape/impregnation (see "Sex & Nudity).
  • A man is hit in the head repeatedly and killed.
  • A man is killed with an ax.
  • A girl is shot and killed (offscreen).
  • A girl runs into a tree and is knocked unconscious.
  • A man mentions that as a boy, his mother was killed.


  • Uses of "hell", "bitch", "damn", "god/oh my god", "creep" and "hot".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A glass of alcohol is seen briefly.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The off the grid cabin is quite unsettling; an unseen figure watches the couple staying there in the darkness, steals their belongings, and stalks through the surrounding forest.
  • The end scene, which features a darkened diner where the staff seem out-of-touch and barely speak, is creepy and may frighten some viewers.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A man implies that he is going to rape an unwilling woman and impregnate her so he can have another son.
  • A young man hints at getting trapped women to have sex with him in exchange for more freedom.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is poisoned by a death cap mushroom and later is said to have "bled out" after being stabbed.
  • A man discusses how he killed at least three women, and how another fell from a tree and "snapped her neck" after being chased.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A major supporting character is portrayed as very creepy and off-putting. He turns out to be a nice guy who attempts a rescue of a trapped girl, but he is poisoned, stabbed and killed, which may upset some viewers.
  • A woman is lured by her boyfriend to a remote cabin in the mountains to be a forced bride for her boyfriend's father. The entire setup is extremely creepy and bizarre.
  • A girl is chained to the floor and made to do household chores this way, scrub a dirty outhouse after men have used it, and prepare food for them. One man implies that he will rape her and force her to have his love child.
  • Three main characters are all killed in gruesome ways, though the actual deaths are mostly offscreen.

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