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18A(18A) Gory Violence


Action/Comedy/Horror. When one of their number heads off on her own (Abigail Breslin), a group of veteran zombie killers (Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson) set off to find her.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of profanity; infrequent use of cursing, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Pervasive portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a zombie context - much blood, gore, and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and cannabis use in a recreational context - little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of crude bodily functions, most in a zombie context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • The families we make
  • Teamwork
  • Survival

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for pervasive, gory zombie violence

Classification date

October 10, 2019