Halloween: H20

 
 

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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Michael Myers is back and again stalking his original victim, Jamie Lee Curtis.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Kissing (sometimes passionately in make-out sessions) and sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - There are several struggles - to the death. A man is hit in the face with a cleat leaving a bloody wound, a man is hit in the back with a fire poker and a man slits a woman's throat (more blood). A man is shot repeatedly leaving a puddle of blood around his head and a man is stabbed in the back; he is shown with his legs shaking and blood gushing from his mouth. A man gets an ax embedded in his shoulder leaving blood on his shoulder and the ax. A man and a woman are stabbed repeatedly and a woman is cut on the arm (with blood). A man is decapitated leaving a bloody neck. Someone's leg is stabbed resulting in a bloody wound and knife (the bloody knife is seen in many scenes), a leg is caught in a dumbwaiter and we see a bloody, broken, mangled leg; plus we see a hanging, bloody corpse with only one leg. There are multiple punches to the face, a man is hit in the head with a rock and a man is hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. A man is hit by a car and a woman crashes into a car (we see her bloody face and mouth); also a man is hit by a car that breaks his back. A man has very bloody chest wounds and a woman has a bloody collar and sweater. A cut, gaping and bloody throat is shown. We see bloody handprints on a door and two bloody hands. There are several chases, threatening with guns and knives in many scenes, and several "jump" scenes. A knife is swiped at two faces many times. We see a puddle and trail of blood and photos of bloody crime victims.

PROFANITY 6 - About 14 F-words, many scatological references, a couple of anatomical references, some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, revenge, obsession, mental illness, evil.

MESSAGE - Evil never dies, at least in horror movies.

Special Keywords: S3 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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