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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes


Horror. Based on the novel 'The Turn of the Screw' by Henry James. A young teacher (Mackenzie Davis) takes a job as governess to a pair of orphaned siblings (Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince) in their mysterious mansion.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive; infrequent use of cursing and profanity
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence - no blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening imagery - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • The possibility of the paranormal

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frightening scenes

Classification date

January 13, 2020