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14A(14A) Violence, Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes

Synopsis

Dir: Peter Jackson. Horror/Comedy. A con man (Michael J. Fox) who takes advantage of people with his ability to talk to the dead comes across a malevolent spirit, and has to try to stop it.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of cursing, profanity, and scatological slang; infrequent use of vulgar expressions
  • Pervasive portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a comedic, supernatural context - much blood, much gory detail
  • Pervasive portrayals of frightening scenes, nightmarish imagery, and transformations, most in a comedic context - much gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Appearance versus reality
  • Coping with trauma
  • Legacies of the past

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and frightening scenes in a comedic context

Classification date

October 07, 2021

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