In this third sequel a teen girl (Stefanie Scott) thinks her dead mother is trying to contact her and she goes to a psychic (Lin Shaye). However, the psychic's own grief makes her reluctant to use her talents and after the teen suffers demonic attacks, her father (Dermot Mulroney) also approaches the psychic, who relents and enlists aid from two parapsychologists. Also with Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, Tate Berney and Ashton Molo. Directed by Leigh Whannell. [1:37]
SEX/NUDITY 1 - A few women wear scoop neck blouses that reveal cleavage along with miniskirts and shorts that reveal partial bare thighs. A teen girl sleeps wearing shorts and a sleeveless tank top that reveals slight cleavage.
► A teen boy on the street sees two teen girls hug and says, "Ooo, lesbian lovers!" and one of the girls laughs and asks where she can find some "caps." A father tells his daughter that a teen boy is in love with her and she denies it.
VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A teen girl looks at a boxy brown ghost at the end of a street and a pickup truck slams into her back and her body skids along the pavement as a woman screams; the girl suffers severe injuries and the camera cuts to a hospital corridor, where techs cut away her bloody jeans and a doctor says that he sees multiple compound fractures in both legs (we see some blood on a knee, but no open wounds and her shirt is very bloody and a dried streak of blood trails from her nose to her ear); the girl flatlines and we see her in another world, dark and empty and she gasps loudly at a demon with a large beak and then she revives. A woman enters a room where a man offers her a straight razor with which to kill herself; she slashes the man's face twice, he screams (we do not see blood or gashes), attacks the woman and she throws him against a wall, where he collapses.
► Two long bandaged arms (like a mummy) and hands thrust down from the ceiling of a teen girl's bedroom, choke her and slam her onto the floor while two grimy legs and feet covered in black tar walk around the room and the door slams, a light goes out, and a thin demon with an oxygen mask throws itself on top of her and roars in her face; she screams and her dad runs in, and calls an EMT who puts her on a couch and places a neck brace on her. A teen girl finds herself in the hallway above her room, sitting in a wheelchair and a demon wheels her into an empty room above her bedroom and slams her to the floor very hard; her dad runs in with a flashlight and finds sticky footprints down a hallway, up a wall, and out a broken window where he sees a body face down on the ground; the girl screams, the demon grabs her by the arms, and pulls her half out the window while her dad grabs her legs (still in casts) and drags her back inside. A bandaged arm and hand thrust down from the ceiling and chokes her, sending her to the floor and she sees a slim figure behind a window curtain walk toward her and drop through the floor, but there is no hole and her dad runs in and helps her to bed after she screams. A man sees his teen daughter standing on her broken legs, with a zombie like face (dark circles around the eyes and gray-tinged skin) as she kicks three men, curses her father, knocks him and two other men down, and breaks the casts off by kicking against a heavy wooden bed frame; she then removes her neck brace and cracks her neck, she stumbles toward her father with a box cutter in her hand and she begins to cut her own throat (we see a spot of blood) as the men shout, rush her, and she runs up the wall, screaming; the men pull her down, tie her up, and put her on the bed as the camera cuts to a man sitting on a couch with a large ice pack on his thigh. A teen girl in two leg casts lies helpless on a wooden floor as a doorway opens and a strange female entity crawls in (it has chin length hair, but no face except for a nose and no feet and no hands) and to within inches of the girl as the camera cuts to a séance when a woman says that she sees a creature that captured half of a teen girl's soul; the girl's father shouts that he thinks she is dying and that the woman should do something about it. In two séance trance scenes, a woman is choked by a large bride-ghost dressed in black: The first time, the woman gags, coughs, and the people in a séance with her are startled with one man shouting at her to wake up and she does; the second time, the ghost snarls, "This is how you die!" and the woman head-butts and pushes the ghost backward as she taunts the ghost (the ghost slinks away into a pantry) and a demon with a breathing mask attacks the woman and she slams him back and into a wall, but he gets up, rushes her and they struggle. A demon stomps twice and each time, a house in a séance in the living world shakes as if in an earthquake; a demon in another world embraces a teen girl and strokes her hair, the ghost of her mother whispers into the girl's ear and the girl becomes free and pulls the oxygen mask from the demon causing him to bend over, vomits dirt and dust and crumble away. A woman sleeps with her deceased husband's sweater and smells it to remind herself of him; she finds it laid out neatly on the bed one night and says, "I love you too" to her dead husband and when her dog barks at the bedroom door, she stares at it and into the camera in close-up as a demon face appears beside her head looking at the camera and it has yellow horns, short bristly hair on the top of its head, pointed teeth, and yellow snake eyes.
► Two men set up ghost tracking devices in a teen girl's bedroom, including a forehead camera and a small microphone on her T-shirt; the devices broadcast images on a small handheld screen, until the screen goes blank, we hear heartbeats in a long hallway and the girl is gone.
► Two evil entities attack people via choking in several scenes: One entity is a thin corpse-looking man with extremely wrinkled gray-tinged skin, beady eyes, a mouth dripping black goo, a dirty hospital gown, and spindly legs (he wears a breathing mask and is called "The Man Who Cannot Breathe") and he leaves sticky footprints like smudgy oil slicks on floors, up walls, and out broken-out windows; the other entity is a white-faced old woman with black wrinkles, dressed in a wide, floor length taffeta wedding dress.
► In a trance, a woman takes a lantern and visits a shadowy world of spirits called "The Further" where mists swirl around in a dim hallway of a building and she meets a crying woman standing in a doorway, black rain dripping on her; the woman meets another woman with long dark hair and her back turned to the camera before the spirit woman parts her hair with her hands (elbows bent the wrong way) and a face in the back of the head screams, "Get away from me!" A grinning woman chants in an echo voice, "Tell me friend, how I will end" as she points somewhere off screen and the first woman meets the woman standing in the rain who says about a demon, "I was his pet, now he has another pet. You can't even kill yourself to get away from him" (she admits to the woman that she committed suicide). A woman with a flashlight follows sticky footprints down basement stairs and into a corner, then up a wall where the woman sees the roaring face of an emaciated man wearing an oxygen mask; she screams and runs upstairs. A woman finds sticky footprints in a hallway outside her bedroom, then finds a door to her office unlocked and the chain and key are no longer around her neck. A woman finds sticky goo covering a doorknob inside an old house. A woman enters a short trance, coming back out of it terrified and determines that an evil entity following a teen girl is not the spirit of her deceased mother, but a demon set to steal her soul with the help of a ghoulish supernatural army. A teen girl climbs on top of her bed's headboard to see into a heating vent that made pounding noises, hears more pounding and thinks it is a message from her dead mother. A teen girl sees cracks opening in her bedroom ceiling and hears pounding and when her father checks, he finds that no one lives upstairs. A man picks up a ball bat when he hears pounding, but can find no source. A teen girl with broken legs lies in bed and a bell on the nightstand rings itself and she sees the silhouette of a man in her room, but it disappears. A teen girl raps on her bedroom wall to a friend next door and something inside the wall (she learns no one is home next door) raps back. A teen girl hears heavy breathing in the heating vent and hears pounding and she awakens to some pounding at night.
► In three séances, a psychic enters a trance, gasps, and shudders: In one scene, she says that she had a vision of a teen girl tormented by demons (we see the woman at home, where she awakens at night with a loud gasp and shout). Another scene shows the woman holding a candlelight séance in a home with a man and his teen daughter, who is in a wheelchair, with casts on her legs and a neck brace.
► An elderly woman tells a teen girl, "The man who can't breathe, the man who lives in the vents, I heard him saying your name." An elderly woman tells a teen girl, "I heard him in your room while you were gone. He's there now, standing in your room"; the girl looks scared and the scene ends. A man shouts at two men and calls them phonies. A man opens a door to walk into a hall and shouts in surprise when he finds a woman standing there. A woman visits a friend and looks at pictures that show the ghost of an elderly woman dressed as a bride and standing in a doorway; the woman says the bride wants to kill her, having followed her back from the dark afterworld. A woman tells a man and a teen girl that every time you visit the dark afterworld, another demon will follow you back to the living world and wants to kill you. We hear that a teen girl's mother died from cancer and a woman's husband died by suicide recently. A teen girl tearfully approaches a psychic, because she thinks her dead mother is trying to contact her and the psychic says, "If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you." A man tells a woman that something is trying to kill his daughter. A teen girl tells a woman that she does not want to die. A father shouts and nags at his teen daughter and teen son several times and they shout back at him. Two teen siblings shout at each other. When a teen girl suffers demonic attacks, her father tells her it may be just nightmares and she cries.
► A teen girl's forehead, eye, cheek and chin are seen with bruises after an accident and we see her in a hospital bed, where she awakens from a coma; both legs are in casts bent at the knees so she cannot use crutches and we see a tube coming from her nose to oxygen equipment off screen. During end credits, words leak black streaks of ectoplasm.
PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 3 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, cat lady, weird, lesbo, nutcases, demon, fools, useless, Internet phonies, foul parasite), stereotypical references to teen girls, teen boys, fathers, psychics, ghostbusters, demons, ghosts, skeptics, people who commit suicide, exclamations (shut-up, geez), 2 religious profanities (GD), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Thank God, Lord, A teen girl prays to her dead mother for help at an audition, a psychic says, "Cross my heart"). [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - None.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death, loss, grief, physical assault, demons, ghosts, hauntings, curses, belief, teamwork, danger, deliverance, psychics, ghostbusters/paranormal investigators.
MESSAGE - You need to conquer your own fears to battle supernatural entities that can kill people.