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MPAA Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, language throughout and brief drug use.

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • The top half of a boy's head is sliced off by a monster. He continues to walk and speak for a moment as we see the gory wound.
  • A monster grabs a boy and rips his head in half at the mouth with its hands. Brief but graphic.
  • A boy gets shot in the stomach with a shotgun at close range. Brief but graphic.
  • A boy's hand is blown off with a shotgun with blood splattering. Moments later we see a closer look at the gory wound as he holds the injured arm.
  • A man is hit in the face with a thrown brick. His bloodied brow is shown briefly.
  • A boy's face is cleaved in half graphically with blood splatter.
  • A boy's body is split in half at the waist offscreen. He is then thrown through the air in slow motion as his halves separate, blood and entrails briefly shown.
  • A boy is struck in the head with a shovel.
  • A police officer and a distraught father get into a brief scuffle.
  • A man is stabbed in the face. This is only seen from behind and in darkness.


  • Consistent profanity throughout.
  • Some racial epithets directed toward Mexican and Black people.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Boys are seen huffing paint or glue from a paper bag and stumbling around.
  • Several high school kids smoke cigarettes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Sawtooth Jack is a monstrous scarecrow-like creature with a head resembling a Jack-o-lantern who goes on a violent murder spree one night a year, generally claiming the lives of one or more of the town's teen boys each time.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A geyser of blood erupts in slow motion from a bunker where a large group of boys are hiding out.
  • A man is beat to death just offscreen by a mob of boys. Some blood splatter is shown.
  • A girl is threatened by two men, she bites the hand of one who proceeds to kick her in the stomach. Soon after, the girl beats the two threatening boys unconscious with a baseball bat.
  • A police officer holds a gun to the head of a teen boy before being struck in the face with a bat and disarmed.
  • A woman suddenly stabs herself in the throat with a knife. Blood splatters and pours from the wound briefly.
  • Sawtooth Jack is shot multiple times and is slowly dying. He is finished off by his younger brother with a shot to the head.
  • A cop is shot in the chest and head with brief blood splatter.

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