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MPAA Rated R for violence, some disturbing images, and language

Sex & Nudity

  • Scantily clad pole dancer seen briefly in the background in a bar in two scenes.
  • Mentions of prostitution, e.g, "paying for sex."

Violence & Gore

  • Young women/teen girls are kidnapped, hunted, and murdered; some of the dead bodies are shown with gaping neck wounds.
  • Characters are shot, caught in bear traps, impaled with spikes, and stabbed with spears and arrows; blood spurts are seen.
  • A man stitches a wound in his chest from an spear hit; some blood is seen.


  • Frequent strong and mild language, and middle-finger gestures.
  • 20 often f**** words

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Rayburn is an alcoholic and is seen drinking beer and whisky throughout; other characters are seen drinking beers.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Young women/teen girls are seen being hunted down and shoot at with arrows and spears in the woods by someone in a gillie suit.
  • Stuffed dead animals are seen in a house.
  • A newspaper story tells how a child was locked up in a barn by their abusive foster parents.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A young girl is stabbed in the stomach with a wooden spear; little blood.


  • This movie contains considerable profanity...the F word is said often...blasphemy is said often...G-D and JC is spoken a half dozen times each ...quite a bit of other profanity as well...a young girl is told to shut her c$&k hole...not a movie to watch if you don't do well with language like this

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