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MPAA Rated R for strong bloody violence, terror, and some language

Sex & Nudity

  • A couple is heard having sex in a room off screen. A woman in a separate room hears them moaning and is disgusted. The scene is brief, and nothing is shown.
  • A man (Jay Sebring) is shown swimming in a very small, tight pair of underwear.
  • A pregnant woman's bare belly is shown a couple of times.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman wakes up one night and goes into the living room where she finds the other people staying in her house tied up and beaten. A man then has a rope tied around his neck and is shot in the stomach. Blood pours from the wound and then from his mouth as he dies.
  • A woman is stabbed repeatedly. A lot of blood is shown. She cries and begs the killer to stop as she tries to crawl away. The killer stabs her several more times, and much more blood is shown.
  • A woman falls and hits her head on the corner of a table. Blood spreads around her as she lies on the floor.
  • A woman is drowned in a bathtub. Blood is shown in the water.
  • A man is beaten repeatedly with a shovel as he tries to crawl away. Half of his face is covered in blood. He is then shot in the head.
  • Words are seen written in blood on the walls and windows a couple times. The letters trickle some, leaving bloody streaks down the wall.
  • A pregnant woman is held at knifepoint and then has a rope tied around her neck.


  • Three F words, two or three GDs, and occasional use of the B, S, H, D, and A words. The Lord's Name is also taken in vain some.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters drink and smoke on occasion.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Basically everything in the Violence and Gore category could be considered scary. The film has a very uneasy atmosphere throughout.
  • A tape player kicks on at random while a character is in a dark room with it, startling her.
  • While stalking victims, the cult members chant eerily over and over.
  • An intruder peeks in through a window at a woman and waves ominously at her when she looks up.
  • A character has very scary nightmares about gruesome, brutal murders. They are shown in graphic detail more than once throughout the film. The character wakes up screaming and crying when they are over.
  • All of the characters are in peril throughout the film. One of them is a pregnant woman, and she constantly fears for the safety of her child. She begs the intruders not to hurt her baby. The fact that a pregnant woman is being terrorized and that her baby is in danger may be upsetting for some.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Many bloody bodies are shown in the aftermath of the murders.
  • A bloody dead dog is shown on the side of the road. It is implied that the dog was intentionally killed.
  • A man is found dead in his car. His throat has been slit, and he is covered in blood.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • It is implied that the members of the Manson Cult are on very heavy drugs. This is discussed, but they are not shown taking them.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Hidden messages are discovered on a mysterious tape and are revealed to be the chantings of a satanic cult.
  • The scene where the dead dog is found may be emotional for some. Its owner is shown sobbing, and everyone is very upset.
  • Many scenes take place in the dark. There are several jump scares.

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