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MPAA Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • It is strongly implied that a woman is walking through a college campus naked, but no actual nudity is shown.
  • Several sexual references and innuendos throughout, including a student having a sexual relationship with her teacher.

Violence & Gore

  • A young woman is kicked off a third story window and falls to her death. We briefly see blood splashing everywhere as her corpse lies on the ground, with a puddle of blood underneath her head.
  • A man is immediately presumed dead after being stabbed behind his back.
  • A young man dies after his neck is viciously broken during an altercation.
  • A man dies after being shot and the bloody aftermath is briefly exposed.
  • A young man's corpse is discovered after being fatally stabbed during an altercation.
  • A man is brutally ran over by a speeding vehicle on the road.
  • A woman is fatally shot with an unconcealed gun.
  • The body of a murdered man is found by a young woman.
  • Whenever Tree dies, the camera always cuts away just before impact of the weapon. The overall graphic intensity is very tame due to the film's PG-13 rating.
  • The killer stabs the protagonist several times in different versions of the day.
  • The protagonist is seen falling with a rope tied around her neck which leads to her death.
  • The protagonist is seen getting a bat hit at her head, she falls, and wakes up reliving the same day.


  • 1 use each of "fuck", "shit" and "bitch", among other milder profanities.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A woman takes Tylenol a few times for a headache, including one time where she consumes several pills at once.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The horror is lightened up by the comedy throughout this film, and ome of the deaths and situations are even played for laughs.
  • A few jump scares throughout.
  • While the film is a horror comedy at its base, the atmosphere is quite tense and menacing, as it deals with a young woman trapped in a "Groundhog Day"-like scenario as she tries to uncover the identity of the person who killed her on her birthday. While this is all mostly done in a hilarious fashion, the premise alone can be a bit much for some.
  • The unknown killer wears a mask that could potentially be frightening to many.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • the main lady is chased by a serial killer at the end of the film. we later find out this was planted by the real killer to cover their back.

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