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Sex & Nudity

  • Contains a scene of full frontal male nudity during at least 10 seconds.
  • A pornographic movie plays on a television in the background of one scene, seemingly on loop. It shows a man having sex with a woman from the back, and it plays during the entire scene.
  • A female character is shown as a female cartoon character a few times nude.
  • Nude painting (within first 60 seconds or so after the forest intro) shows a woman's breast.
  • A man is seen masturbating to a woman in the movie.
  • A man tells another man he'll "blow him" he'll suck his d*ck.
  • A character is shown to have a large blade in place of his genitals. We briefly see two naked dead bodies of people in a dark room. One is bloodied from behind, implying they were raped and killed by the character.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is tied up with barbed wire and stabbed.
  • A fake shemp is stabbed, and another is shot with a cross bow. Blood spatter is shown. Another is decapitated.
  • A man is grabbed by the shirt and punched repeatedly in the face.
  • A man is hit over the head with a pipe and falls down a well.
  • Two men fight using chainsaws. One eventually falls onto the blade of one of the chainsaws and a huge amount of blood sprays out from under his thrashing body.
  • A woman tells her husband a sad story about her childhood. Her Father held a bag that had baby starlings inside. He opened the bag and poured the baby starlings onto a table. He held a crowbar and crushed a baby starling before giving the crowbar to each of his daughter's friends to do the same to the other starlings. When it was her turn, She refused and ran away
  • Not long into the beginning, a woman is taking a walk through the forest. She comes across the body of a recently stillborn baby doe. Baby doe is lying on his side, there is a little bit of blood around his neck and on his body.
  • A woman's decapitated head is thrown.
  • Two dead bodies are shown in a dark room. One is bloodied from behind, implying they were raped and killed.


  • Multiple uses of 'f**k', 'w**re', 's**t', 'd**n' and it's derivatives.
  • About 5 uses of f##k.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Quite a bit of drug use throughout, but not positive depictions.
  • A character drinks most of a bottle of liquor in one scene.
  • Characters are seen taking hallucinogens regularly.
  • Nicholas Cage's character is seen smoking in several scenes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Strong graphic violence throughout
  • The entire film is extremely surreal and disturbing.


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Violence & Gore

  • A woman is wrapped in a blanket, hanged upside down and burned alive.
  • A man is stabbed in the head with blood spatter. Another man is dragged by a chain and falls on a large, running chainsaw. His death is shown from above with visible blood spray, but no gore.
  • A man shoves a long blade into a man's mouth and down his throat, causing a large amount of blood to gush from his mouth. Quite disturbing with extremely vivid sound effects.
  • A man's head is crushed with bare hands and an eye ball is shown popping out. Very graphic and disturbing.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One of the main plots is about a biker gang who took LSD from someone they wronged so the maker tainted it and they then became more monsters than men. They are now addicted to it and are sadistic killers.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Rated NC 17 (18 in the uk) for strong bloody violence, gruesome disturbing images, some language, drug use, and graphic nudity
  • A woman is forcibly given LSD eyedrops and stung by a giant wasp which was soaking in LSD. This is disturbing to watch.

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