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MPAA Rated R for violence, terror, language, some sexual references and substance use by teens

Sex & Nudity

  • From the R-rated version:
  • A young woman says that she has a pair of handcuffs in her underwear drawer, implying a sexual use for them.
  • A young woman says that she had sex with a young man.
  • Some sexual references.

Violence & Gore

  • Smiley murders people throughout the movie.


  • About 17 f-words, several uses of s**t, a couple religious profanities and several mild obscenities.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many college students are shown drinking from red cups at two house parties.
  • Two young women share a marijuana cigarette, and they both are shown to be high afterwards. One of them later says that she just got high.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are many "jump" scares throughout.
  • The serial killer wears a creepy mask which looks like a blank human face with a smiley face carved into it, with blood lining the face.
  • The climax of the film is rather dark.


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The end of the film has an unexpected plot twist Which can be disturbing when the film ends, but also make viewers angry.

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