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MPAA Rated R for grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman sits on top of a man sexually- They kiss passionately and his hands move up her bare thigh. Both are fully clothed.
  • there is a moment where a woman's breasts are photographed on the phone
  • Rape scene: At the very beginning of the movie, a woman is slapped in the face, repeatedly, by a male relative who later rapes her. It is unexpected, as her son is also in the house. May be disturbing for some viewers.

Violence & Gore

  • The Antagonist of this film uses a Razor wire gun to kill/injure his victims.
  • Disturbing photos of Bodies
  • A woman drowns in a car
  • A man is shot in the head with a shotgun, his head explodes into pieces. A head of a snowman is then placed on top of where the mans head used to be.
  • A woman is attacked and then beheaded with a razor wire after being knocked out with a small needle
  • Heads are wrapped in plastic by police.
  • Another man is killed with a shotgun.
  • Bodies are stored into a freezer and discovered by police off screen
  • A woman is attacked and has her finger cut off
  • A woman has her neck cut with razor wire - completely decapitated!
  • A woman at the start of the film is slapped hard across the face to the floor when her son answers a question wrong asked by his Uncle
  • A Police Detective is seen climbing outside the window - walking along the ledge. He is told by a colleague to get inside. It is presumed he jumped off the building and committed suicide.
  • A finger is seen nailed to a door
  • Kiling animals


  • 4 uses of the F word. Other milder swear words such as bitch are also used infrequently.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The main character smokes throughout the film

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Lot of intense killings and blood can be seen , the snowman face can be frightening for childs
  • You see one of the characters have what initially appeared to be a cattle bolt gun, but was a device to aid removal of the limbs. This is used to remove her head - seen from behind. When discovered later the body is found with extensive blood, but no head


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman is seen in bed with her Uncle. It is implied they just had sex. She told him they he she was planning to tell his family that her son was his. No nudity seen.

Violence & Gore

  • The antagonist of the film drowns by falling into Frozen water in her car. She freely allows herself to drown whilst her son managed to escape the car and is beating on the window for her to get out the car. You see the car submerge under the water.
  • A female character is found in an abandoned silo with her detached head on top of a snowman (as it's head)
  • A female detective has her finger removed using a device that was previously used to decapitate another female character's head

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