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14A(14A) Violence, Gory Scenes


Horror/Thriller. After waking up in an abandoned asylum with no memory of who they are, a man (Thomas Cocquerel) and a woman (Camille Stopps) discover their lives are in the hands of a sadistic doctor (Angus Macfayden).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence in horror and torture contexts - much blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of corpses and body parts - some blood and gory detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with trauma
  • Identity
  • Survival

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence in a genre context

Classification date

September 02, 2020