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18A(18A) Gory Violence


Horror. The members of the Red Crow Mi'gMaq reserve (Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Forrest Goodluck) discover that they are immune to a deadly zombie virus.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references – some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence, some involving children – blood, dismemberment, and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of prescription drug use in an abuse context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions – detail

Thematic elements

  • Group dynamics under pressure
  • Survival
  • Teamwork and community

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for gory violence

Classification date

January 21, 2020