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MPAA Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror

Sex & Nudity

  • A comment about "Christening the house" they just moved into and the next day upon seeing herself bruised on the leg she asks her husband what did he do to her last night. Nothing seen, only innuendo. And there's another scene: a couple talks about their wedding night and the woman asks "remember what we said during our wedding night" and the man responds "let's do it again?"
  • There are a few kisses. But they are very short (less than two seconds)
  • A woman is seen in a towel. no nudity, just a little part of her chest is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A possessed woman gets thrown across the room.
  • A dead dog is seen.
  • A woman fall down a couple of stairs.
  • A woman spits out blood, wreaks havoc in the basement and tries to shoot several people with a rifle but is stopped.
  • A woman bites a police officer. A lot of blood is briefly shown.
  • A pigeon flies into a house and falls to the ground (its wings appear to be broken).
  • A large flock of birds smash into the side of a house, through the house's windows, and into a number of vehicles parked outside the house, before falling to the ground dead. No injury detail/ blood is seen.


  • A few uses of "goddamn" and one brief use of "shit"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several very sudden jumps scares.
  • The dog's death may be upsetting for animal lovers, but it is not gory; its body is only seen from a distance.
  • Very atmospheric and tense, and the jumpscares are effective thanks to the great buildup.
  • Several frightening scenes take place in the film.
  • The doll may be intense for some viewers.
  • A woman, possessed by a demon, tries to kill people. This may be too intense for some viewers, though no one is killed.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A woman wakes up to find a entity looking down on her, she opens her mouth to scream. The entity possesses her by vomiting blood into her mouth

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A dead persons feet are briefly seen hanging indicating that she hung herself

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