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14A(14A) Sexual Content


Fantasy/Drama. An anthropologist (Duane Jones) is stabbed by a cursed dagger, which causes him to become a vampire.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of profanity, vulgar expressions, scatological slang, and cursing
  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence in a vampire context - much blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - buttock and breast nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent breast, buttock, and male genital nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Addiction
  • Coping with loss
  • Perspectives on power

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and sexual content

Classification date

October 16, 2020