14A(14A) Frightening Scenes, Violence


Horror. Based on the film ‘Ju-On: The Grudge’ directed by Takashi Shimizu. After visiting a home that was the scene of a horrific murder/suicide, a recently widowed detective (Andrea Riseborough) experiences strange phenomena.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a supernatural context - some blood and gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes and nightmarish imagery, most in a supernatural context - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Uncovering the truth
  • The possibility of the paranormal

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and frightening scenes in a genre context

Classification date

November 27, 2019