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14A(14A) Gory Scenes, Sexual Content


Horror. After witnessing a grave robber (Angus Scrimm) steal a body, a teenager (A. Michael Baldwin) and his older brother (Bill Thornbury) discover that an army of evil dwarves inhabit the mausoleum.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence – some blood and gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of monsters and frightening scenes – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Fraternal bonds
  • Uncovering the truth

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual activity and violence in a genre context

Classification date

October 14, 2020