18A(18A) Gory Scenes


Horror. Based on the short story "The Quiet Boy" by Nick Antosca. When one of her students (Jeremy T. Thomas) begins to exhibit strange behavior, a teacher (Keri Russell) enlists the help of her police officer brother (Jesse Plemons) to investigate.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence context– some blood and gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes, monsters, and transformations – some blood and disturbing detail

Thematic elements

  • Sibling bonds
  • Living with trauma
  • Folklore and myth

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for gory and frightening scenes in a genre context

Classification date

March 25, 2020