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18A(18A) Gory Violence

Synopsis

Comedy/Horror. Two high school seniors (Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp), obsessed with a local serial killer (Kevin Durand), attempt to gain fame by posting photos of the killings on social media.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, sexual language, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - much blood, gore, and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The bonds of friendship
  • Perspectives on fame
  • Jealousy

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for gory violence in a genre context

Classification date

October 23, 2019