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


Horror. Based on the novel by Stephen King. A group of adult friends (Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa) come back to their home town to fight an evil entity that appears every 27 years.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • 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 alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Revisiting the past
  • 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 15, 2019