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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes


Horror. While his parents (Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr.) deal with their troubled marriage, an autistic boy (Azhy Robertson) is targeted by a friendship seeking monster through his mobile communication app.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and cursing
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence, some in a bullying context, some in a horror context - no blood, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of monsters, transformations, and frightening scenes - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Loneliness and belonging
  • The importance of friendship
  • Parent/child bonds

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frightening scenes

Classification date

October 08, 2020