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MPAA Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language

Sex & Nudity

  • At the beginning of the film, Hugh and Jay have sex in the backseat of Hugh's car. Jay is seen in her underwears. Sexual moanings can be heard from outside. No explicit nudity is visible.
  • Paul and Jay have sex
  • A fully nude woman is seen walking towards the main character, she displays full frontal nudity briefly. Her breasts and pubic region are clearly shown.
  • A woman is seen with her breast exposed.
  • One of the boys is looking through Playpen magazine and images of topless women are shown.
  • A woman's breast is seen in her open robe.
  • A man stands nude on a rooftop with legs and feet spread apart in the daytime. We see full frontal nudity including pubic hair, testicles and penis. It is at a distance, however.
  • "It" is transmitted by having sexual intercourse.

Violence & Gore

  • Not as bad as some horror movies


  • between 3 to 5 f-words
  • Infrequent profanity is present throughout, some of which alludes to sexual situations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A character smokes cigarettes.
  • Some of the characters drink beer.
  • Underage kids drink liquor out of a flask and also mix it in their soda cans

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A lot of the movie's frightening sequences occur during the daytime, which some viewers may find more upsetting.
  • The film is very atmospheric, relying heavily on tone to set the mood. It is very intense and often surreal. Several frightening and intense scenes are present in the film.
  • Multiple scenes show "It" stalking people in various locations.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • At the end of the film, Jay and Paul have sex in order to transfer the demon from Jay to Paul. They're both covered in bedsheet, though Paul is bare-chested. No noticeable nudity is seen, but their sexual motion is pretty obvious. The scene lasts fairly long, about 2 minutes.
  • A teenage boy is murdered by the central antagonist, while it takes the form of his mother. "It" is then seen engaging in sexual intercourse with the boy's dead body.

Violence & Gore

  • A young girl is shown brutally murdered. We see her open-eyed corpse in the sand face up, with a leg broken inside out and twisted toward her head (both thighs are bloody and we see splintered bone emerging from the broken leg).
  • The film opens with a girl running away from "It." She runs away to the beach and then the scene cuts to the morning where one of her legs is twisted at the knee and the other has a foot missing. The scene contains some blood
  • A woman is seen dead with her leg twisted and a bone sticking out of it.
  • A young man is killed, though the death is primarily offscreen.
  • "It" is shot several times. We see blood spray across the wall.
  • "It" is shot in the pool near the end of the movie and the pool fills with blood.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A teenage boy is murdered by the central antagonist, while it takes the form of his mother. "It" is then seen engaging in sexual intercourse with the boy's dead body. This scene is very intense and is built up over the course of a few minutes as the protagonist desperately tries to prevent it. The actual death is very brief and is only onscreen for a few seconds, but it can still potentially be extremely disturbing for some viewers.

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