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MPAA Rated PG for some action and rude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • Frank tries to set up Drac with someone he knows who has "stitches in all the right places."
  • With regard to finding love in the modern age, Frank tells Drac, "Times have changed: You can even zing on your phone."
  • Dracula makes a profile on the monster dating site "ZINGR," and he sees a witch's profile that includes a photo of her baring just a bit of cleavage.
  • Witches on the cruise wear mildly revealing swimsuits as well.
  • Several of them are quite smitten with Dracula's ancient father, Vlad, who wears a tiny Speedo-like swimsuit. (Others are shown in swimwear, too.)
  • They leer at his backside, and one of them quips, "Yummy!"
  • Elsewhere, we hear the double entendre, "Would you like to see my buns?"
  • Dracula isn't looking for romance on the ship, even if his friends are on the lookout for potential partners for the vampire.
  • "Maybe you'll find your own fireworks on the cruise," Frank suggests.
  • Drac replies, "It's not the Love Boat, Frank.
  • I'm just here to have a good time with my family."
  • Despite saying that, though, Dracula soon finds himself quite smitten with Erika, and a relationship between them haltingly develops.
  • Winnie, a young werewolf girl, clearly has an innocent crush on Dennis, and kisses him on the cheek.
  • Her parents, meanwhile, make plenty of googly eyes at each other.
  • Wayne tells Wanda, "Let's get wild!" Translated: They take turns playing fetch with each other.
  • The challenge of sustaining a marital connection after children is also emphasized when Mavis asks her husband if he's ready for their date night, only to find that he's fallen asleep with Dennis.
  • Johnny confesses, "When my parents kiss, I still close my eyes."
  • Characters do the "Macarena" dance, which could be seen as mildly sensual.
  • Towards the end of the movie two werewolf explain that they were in the closet together for a long time it was fun

Violence & Gore

  • The first scene of the film is a flashback to 1897, when famed monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing is hunting Dracula and his monster comrades.
  • A montage of violent moments brings to mind Wile E. Coyote's pursuit of the Road Runner, with Van Helsing repeatedly getting slammed, dropped and thwarted, cartoon-style, in his efforts to vanquish the monsters.
  • And he does want to vanquish them, saying repeatedly that his mission is to "kill Dracula" and his monstrous ilk
  • Later in the film, an enormous undersea creature seems to put all the monsters in very real peril and does some damage to Atlantis in the process.
  • But most of the "violence" here isn't perilous at all, but rather comedically ridiculous.
  • Slapstick shenanigans and pratfalls permeate the story and will no doubt provoke plenty of giggles from young viewers.
  • One of the biggest will likely come courtesy of a character that purposefully dumps coffee on Murray the Mummy's crotch.
  • Someone has a close encounter with a propeller.
  • A living volleyball gets smashed into Drac's face.
  • Drac also ends up with arrows, spikes and an ax embedded in him in a scene that pays homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • A plane crash is played for humor. And so on.


  • Someone says "off the shizak," perhaps recalling the s-word.
  • There's one unfinished use of "what the-."
  • We hear "oh my gosh" twice.
  • Someone exclaims, "You fool!"
  • Fudge is used instead of F--K three times

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A character throws what appears to be a glass of champagne in Dracula's face.
  • Characters drink cocktails with little umbrellas in them
  • A chupacabra orders a drink with a goat sitting in the cup (a humorous-if-dark wink at the Mexican legend of that mythological monster drinking goat blood).
  • A couple of characters get tranquilized.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Two characters get locked away against their will.


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Erika is in fact Abraham Van Helsing's great-grandaughter. The entire cruise has been a ruse to lure the monsters into one location where she and her great-grandfather (who's still alive courtesy of painful-looking cybernetic technology) can wipe them all out in one fell swoop. She keeps the deception under wraps for much of the movie, though Mavis begins to suspect that Erika may not be what she seems.

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