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Fantasy/Horror. After running away from home, a teenage girl (Sophia Lillis) and her younger brother (Sam Leakey) find food and shelter with a mysterious old woman (Alice Krige) in the woods.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence – some blood and gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes, transformations, and nightmarish imagery – some gory detail
  • Portrayal of illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Sibling bonds
  • Self-reliance and independence
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frightening scenes and some gory violence

Classification date

January 17, 2020