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(I) (2021)

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MPAA Rated R for strong horror violence and gruesome images, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • There is no sex or nudity in the film.
  • Mentions of rape briefly
  • A woman is seen urinating on a toilet in a jail cell. No private parts are seen.
  • Behind bars scene there are some prostitutes that show cleavage.

Violence & Gore

  • Overall: Most of the gory violence does not happen until the last 45 minutes but it still is. People are stabbed, impaled, have their arteries torn out, have their skulls torn open and bashed apart, and are shot with extreme blood and gore detail.
  • A pregnant woman head is bashed against the wall by her abusive husband.
  • Characters are stabbed several times in the face with the wounds visible after.
  • A woman is stabbed, "blood" splatters onto the camera.
  • A man is stabbed.
  • A woman is shot.
  • Many screen deaths are brief and others are understood: invisible entities whipping people against the walls.
  • The most graphic violence is saved until the climax. Arms broken with bone showing, head stomping, dismemberment, stabbings. Lots of blood, gore and gruesome scenes
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  • This film is extremely gruesome and gory.
  • someone has their head stomped on onscreen, we see the head get squished with an eyeball almost coming out of the socket, extremely brutal and graphic


  • 11 uses of "fuck", 2 uses of "bitch" and 2 uses of "shit". Infrequent.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • High tension throughout the film.
  • A few domestic violence scenes.


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Violence & Gore

  • A woman transforms into a monstrous tumour-like creature. Gory but unrealistic.
  • 2 surgery scenes
  • There is a scene where multiple women are killed violently one after another including a women who has her face and head smashed by being stepped on you can see brain matter for a few split seconds on the floor, a women is punched through her stomach, a women has her arms broken violently, another women has her eyes gouged out and multiple other women are killed in violent gory ways and it's all onscreen a man also has his head smashed against metal bars but it's a slight bit offscreen.

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