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14A(14A) Violence


Mystery/Horror. Based on the story 'There Shall Be No Darkness' by James Blish. Suspicious that one of his weekend guests is a werewolf, an eccentric millionaire (Calvin Lockhart) hopes to discover the identity of the beast so he can hunt it.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence, some in a horror context - some blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent transformations in a horror context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Suspicion and guilt
  • Group dynamics

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence in a genre context

Classification date

October 24, 2019