14A(14A) Violence, Frightening Scenes

Synopsis

Horror. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Years after the events of 'The Shining', the adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) becomes aware that a young girl with similar abilities (Kyliegh Curran) is being hunted by a malevolent group (Rebecca Ferguson, Zach McClarnon).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a supernatural context, some involving children - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes, nightmarish imagery, and transformations, most in a supernatural context - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with trauma
  • Revisiting the past
  • Helping others

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and frightening scenes

Classification date

October 21, 2019