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18A(18A) Gory Violence

Synopsis

Dir: David Gordon Green. Horror. Based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. After discovering that a psychopathic killer did not die in a fire, a woman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her daughter (Judy Greer) vow to finally finish the job.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a horror context - much blood and gory, brutal detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Aberrant psychology
  • Revenge
  • Coping with trauma

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for frequent gory violence

Classification date

September 30, 2021

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