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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes


Horror. When a nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads a mysterious cellphone app that tells you when you will die, she must fight the clock to stay alive.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and vehicular violence, some in a suicide context- some blood, little detail; portrayal of sexual assault – no nudity, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of unexplained physical and audible phenomena, nightmarish imagery, and frightening scenes – some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes – no nudity or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Survival
  • Sacrifice

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frightening scenes and genre violence

Classification date

October 11, 2019