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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • There are kissing scenes between the married couple.

Violence & Gore

  • After the characters used the ouija board, they are flung around violently by the spirits.
  • A woman shoots 3 people with a rifle offscreen.
  • A dead character is found sitting alone, staring open-mouthed. Little blood.
  • The man finds a young boy crying, chained to the floor, the man scares off a demon, picks up the boy, and he runs through a group of ghosts and back into his body (he gasps deeply).
  • Several people fend off ghosts trying to enter a house through the front door, a closet door, and a kitchen drawer (we see only a child's green hand there); they shout and scream and one of the men falls down several times, but no one is injured.
  • A boy falls off a ladder and bumps his forehead, we see no damage but the next morning he is in a coma that lasts for months; we see the boy at home in a hospital bed with a heart monitor and oxygen mask attached, along with two IV lines.
  • There are several instances of a large bloody hand print with pointy claws on a sheet. In one scene, we see two hand marks pressed on a window from outside and the window cracks.


  • "Fuck" is used once, and "bitch", and "whore" are written on paper.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The appearance of the doll girls may be quite frightening to some viewers
  • The scariest scene in the movie is when a woman has a dream and sees a demon standing by a boy's bed. The demon then appears behind a man.
  • The devil man's dance can be intense
  • There is an infamous jumpscare that is incredibly startling and creepy.
  • The film is more creepy and scary than violent
  • The whole movie is centered around how a demon/monster is trying to possess a child.
  • A Red-Faced Demon is shown sharpening his claws, with some freaky music playing. Not disturbing, but very scary.
  • When the Red-Faced Demon is present, is definitely a scary and hardcore scene, somehow bloody in mild ways.
  • There are some "Jump Scenes".
  • The "Tip-Toe Through The Tulips" or as you may call it, the bad guys' song, is quite disturbing and freaky
  • One jump scene depicts a woman getting a demonic face.


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

Violence & Gore

  • While possessed by a spirit, a man strangles a woman to death while screaming at her. This is an intense scene because it is very unexpected.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending is very scary and disturbing.
  • Very scary pictures of Josh and the Old Woman are seen
  • One of the jump scenes shows a very scary-looking red-faced demon with a striking resemblance to Darth Maul from "Star Wars", appearing suddenly behind one of the characters, this is one of the scariest moments in the film.
  • In the beginning of the film, in the titles, something is seen moving in every shot (scary).

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