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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes


Dir: Rob Savage. Horror. Based on the short story by Stephen King. After a troubled new patient (David Dastmalchian) dies in their her father's (Chris Messina) home clinic, a teenage (Sophie Thatcher) and her young sister (Vivien Lyra Blair) are terrorized by a monster that lurks in the dark.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a horror context, once in a suicide context - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes, monsters, and transformations - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Family dynamics
  • Exploring the paranormal

Classification rationale

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

Classification date

May 05, 2023

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