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18A(18A) Gory Violence


Thriller/Horror. When her father (Joel McHale) takes her to their lake-house to reconnect, a young girl (Lulu Wilson) mourning the recent death of her mother is confronted by an escaped convict (Kevin James) in search of a mysterious artifact.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and much gory detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Survival
  • Parent/child bonds

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for detailed gory violence and coarse language

Classification date

July 08, 2020