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18A(18A) Sexual Content


Horror/Comedy. After purchasing a unique dress from a mysterious clerk (Fatma Mohamed) at a department store, a recently divorced woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) begins to experience a series of strange occurrences.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence, some in a horror context - some blood and wound detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes and nightmarish imagery, most in a supernatural context – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent buttock and female genital nudity in an artistic context – some blood
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Exploring the unknown
  • Desire
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for violence, frightening scenes, and sexual content in a genre context

Classification date

November 21, 2019