18A(18A)

Synopsis

Horror/Science Fiction. Based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. After a meteorite lands on their farm, a family (Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur) notice that strange things start happening.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of profanity, cursing, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand violence in science fiction and horror contexts - some blood, much gory detail, and much suffering
  • Pervasive portrayals of nightmarish images and transformations - much gory detail and suffering
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Unexplained phenomena
  • Family dynamics
  • Coping with change

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for frequent, detailed violence and frightening scenes

Classification date

January 16, 2020