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Alone in the Dark [2005] [R] - 6.9.5



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Christian Slater stars as a paranormal investigator who's suffering from memory loss. His most recent investigation reveals that demons worshipped by an ancient people who disappeared 10,000 years ago are again working to destroy civilization. Also with Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Mark Acheson and William Sanderson. Directed by Uwe Boll. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman climbs into bed with a man, they kiss, she takes off her top (we see her bra and cleavage), they continue to kiss, she sits on top of him and thrusts briefly, and then he rolls her over and he thrusts briefly. A married couple sleeps in bed together. A man and a woman hug. A man takes off his shirt and we see him bare-chested. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A girl wears a short top that reveals bare shoulders, her bare abdomen and bare back.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - Supernatural animalistic creatures are four legged beings with large teeth, jaws and claws; they have long tails with spines and are covered in armor-like shell. Many humans look and act like zombies: they have ashen skin, darkened eyes, and they are snarling, lunging, etc. A man discovers a woman twitching on the ground, and we see that her head has been split in half, with lots of blood pouring out, and the man turns around and is surrounded by snarling creatures that apparently attack him (we hear him yell). A man opens a large chest, we hear loud growling and snapping, we hear men screaming, and then we see many dead men with blood around and on them, and one man with a hole through his chest. A large armed military force prepares for an assault on a large collection of creatures: Many snarling and growling creatures run through dark woods toward people, many armed people shoot at many of the creatures, some creatures are hit, and some people are attacked; we see bodies being flung through the air, and we hear screaming. A creature jumps onto a helicopter causing it to spin out of control and crash. A man is attacked by a creature that pulls his arm and part of his chest off (we hear squishing, and see blood and matter as the man slumps to the ground and dies). Lights flicker on and off in a museum, a man investigates with a flashlight, he hears a noise, a creature rears up behind him, grabs his head in its claw and squeezes (blood trickles from the man's head), and then pokes a claw through the back of the man's head and out his mouth; the creature then seems to disappear while we continue to hear snarling and growling. A man falls through an opening in the floor and is impaled on many spikes below (we see his bloody body); a large stone slab falls crushing him and we see blood oozing from under the stone. A man jumps from a crosswalk onto another man, they fight, one is thrown through a window, and the other man jumps through the window and tackles him, knocking his head against the floor. A man runs into a police officer, takes his gun, and shoots another man twice (we see blood and matter spurt and see blood on his shirt) but the man keeps coming at him, and is then shot in the leg (blood and matter spurt). A man shoves another man onto a conveyor belt, holding him by the throat, and the man is thrown off the belt and impaled by a spike (we hear a squish and see the spike and blood through his shirt). A man is shot in the head and a man holds three other people at gunpoint. A man is hit in the chest by a thrown knife. Many armed people shoot at many creatures, we see creatures being hit with matter splattering, and we see people being attacked with matter splattering as they are impaled by creatures' spiked claws and tails. Many infected people attack armed people, we see one infected person punching a hole in a man's chest, another infected person breaks a man's neck, and some infected people are shot, and others are impaled (one is impaled rather slowly). Several infected people attack a man, he shoots them, one is hit with an axe, a creature breaks a door down, chases the man and a woman, and the man shoots it and it turns into a cloud of dust. An infected man hits another man in the face and then explodes a grenade that kills them both. A man and a woman hide in a room, a creature finds them, begins to break the door down, pokes a claw through the door cutting the woman's arm (we see some blood), and the man shoots it. A man finds his wife lying unconscious on the floor, and he is attacked by another man who holds him down and drops a worm into his mouth; the man swallows it while gagging and we see his eyes become white. A doctor performs an autopsy on a man, we see his chest with a large incision and metal devices holding it open, and he pulls out something that had been attached to his spinal column (it looks like a worm with legs). A woman falls injuring her leg (we see blood on her pant leg), a snake slithers in the sand under and around her and other people shoot at it; the woman is apparently injured somehow and she dies. A man finds a woman dead and lying in a puddle of blood. A man jabs a creature with a needle, draws blood, and injects himself in the arm with it (we see the insertion and blood trickles on his arm). A large explosion underground sends flames shooting through passageways. We see many, many creatures swarming in a large cave. Two cabs race through traffic, one rams the other, they drive through a marketplace causing damage, one crashes, and the other rams into its side twice; the driver has a bloody face and head and the passenger jumps out. A man hits another man in the stomach with a mallet. People explore a darkened cave. Police with dogs search dark woods for a boy who is running away from them and hides in a high-voltage shack. A man tells someone on the phone, "...kill him." A woman punches a man hard in the face. Two men yell at each other, shove each other briefly and are pulled apart by other men. A man yells and pushes a table over. A man has a dream about snarling, snapping creatures. Several people walk through streets in an apparent trance. We see a scan of a man's body and see what looks like a long worm near his spinal column. We hear about the disappearance of an ancient civilization 10,000 years ago, we hear about laboratory experiments having been conducted on orphaned children, and we hear about the mysterious disappearance of 20 children from an orphanage.

PROFANITY 5 - 7 F-words, 12 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, 4 religious profanities, 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The paranormal, ancient civilizations, supernatural creatures, greed, memory loss, fear of the dark, symbiosis, superstitions.

MESSAGE - Some things are better left unexplored.

Special Keywords: S6 - V9 - P5 - MPAAR

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