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14A(14A) Gory Violence


Dir: Bernard Rose. Horror. Based on the novel 'The Forbidden' by Clive Barker. A skeptical graduate student (Virginia Madsen) investigates an urban legend.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and developmental slurs
  • Infrequent references to and descriptions of death and murder - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, most in a horror context, some involving animals - blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of corpses and nightmarish imagery - blood and some gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - breast nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Urban legends
  • Appearances versus reality

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for gory violence

Classification date

October 29, 2021

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