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18A(18A) Gory Scenes, Disturbing Content


Dir: Alex Garland. Horror. After the death of her husband (Paapa Essiedu), a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a vacation in the countryside.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, some in a domestic context - blood and gory detail; infrequent portrayals of self-harm - some detail
  • Infrequent references to suicide and death - little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of transformations - blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of corpses and animal carcasses - detail
  • Frequent male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context; infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of birthing in a horror context - genital nudity, blood, and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Letting go
  • Guilt and remorse

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for disturbing content, nudity, violence, and gory scenes

Classification date

April 21, 2022

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