14A(14A) Frightening Scenes, Gory Violence, Not Recommended For Children


Horror. Based on the novel by Stephen King. When local kids start to disappear, a group of friends (Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillia, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer) discover an evil entity that appears every 27 years.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions, and developmental and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references
  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence, most in a horror context, some in a bullying context – blood and some gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening monsters, transformations, and nightmarish imagery in a horror context - blood and some gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Adolescent relationships
  • Fear and power
  • Solidarity and teamwork

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent frightening scenes and gory violence in a genre context, as well as frequent coarse language

Classification date

August 09, 2017