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MPAA Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and brief sexuality.

Sex & Nudity

  • Two people have sex. Mild nudity.
  • just a brief kissing scene and totally clean and can be watched with family.

Violence & Gore

  • Although some of the deaths have a bloody outcome, the overall violent content in this film is not as severe as other, comparative R-rated horror/thriller films. Some of the most gruesome violent scenes are abruptly cut away and in turn, occur offscreen.
  • In the beginning of the movie when the hysteria begins, there is a lot of background violence as people start commiting mass suicide
  • A woman bashes her head into a window repeatedly, her forehead is extremely bloody with a large gash
  • A man is hacked in the arm and neck with a machete and then drowns.


  • 32 F-word, 19 S-word, Multiple uses of a-hole, damn and hell

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In the house, a man is seen putting drugs in his mouth, but he is then stopped by another resident/survivor.
  • One character in particular is seen drinking a lot, is drunk in one or two scenes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • an unseen force drives people to suicide. there are a very large number of gruesome deaths.


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

Violence & Gore

  • After crashing her car, Jessica walks into the path of a large truck and is brutally rundown
  • Lydia calmly climbs into a burning car and we see her start to burn alive, she does not flinch, the car then explodes
  • Greg, tied to a chair, rattles it back and forth until it tips and he busts his head open on a brick fixture
  • Charlie is hacked to death offscreen, we just see a pool of blood pouring out under the door he just ran through
  • Both Olympia and Malorie give birth, there is a mild amount of blood
  • Olympia jumps through a closed window and we can hear her body smack the ground. A "crush" sound is heard
  • Gary forces Cheryl's eyes open and she stabs herself mulitple times in the neck with scissors
  • Gary stabs Douglas to death with scissors
  • Tom shoots Gary twice with a shotgun offscreen (his body is not seen)
  • Tom shoots a group of people before turning the gun on himself offscreen
  • Constant suicides throughout the movie.
  • When in the car driving to the supermarket the tire rolls on top of a dead body's head. A crunch is heard

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