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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Two teens, a brother and sister, are driving home from college when they decide to do all the things teenagers should never do in deserted country roads, especially when they get an inkling that there's a demonic creature lurking about, a creature that likes dining on human flesh. With Justin Long, Gina Philips, Jonathan Breck, Eileen Brennan and Patricia Belcher. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - There are several dead, nude bodies which expose bare breasts and hints of genitals. A young woman looks at a two-way mirror and a creature on the other side touches the glass and rubs its face along it (it's hard to determine if there's any sexual reference, but it is unlikely: it appears to be more a scenting gesture). A young man is bare-chested when he changes his shirt, and we see a couple of bare-chested men in jail cells. A young man urinates in a field and we see the stream between his legs. A young woman apparently has urinated and we see her stand up and pull up her pants (she's wearing bikini panties). There's some sexual innuendo: a remark about a strip-o-gram cop, and risqué translations of personalized license plates.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - There are several shots of a demonic-looking creature in varying degrees of detail: it is shown with pointed rows of teeth and a demonic head, and it sprouts wings and a taloned webbing around its head. A creature is perched over a man's body eating; we hear slurping and loud swallowing, and the dead body jerks as it is torn, and we see half a bloody arm hit the floor. A creature swings down grabbing a man; we see the victim's blood-splattered face and light shines through a large hole in his chest. A creature breaks through the roof of a car, grabs the driver's head, wields an axe, we hear a schwing, and we see a man's head lying on the road. A creature picks up a severed head, sniffs at it and appears to be kissing it when we hear slurping and see the head's tongue being pulled out. We see a body with its eyes cut out and apparently the rest of the back of his head because we can see through the holes. A creature screams, growls, sprouts talon-lined webbing around its head and large wings when threatened by a group of armed police officers. A creature crashes through a window and grabs a young man and woman by the throat; it sniffs them both in turn, and licks her face. A young man discovers a blood stained, sheet covered object; it moves and grabs his leg and when he opens the sheet he finds a young man (tinged blue) with a huge sewn up scar down his chest and abdomen. We focus on a dead young man and woman and see the woman with crude stitching around her neck and a large stitched scar on her abdomen. We see a pile of sheet wrapped objects (presumably bodies) stacked in a corner, and we see many nude dead bodies (they look almost plastic as they glisten) stuck to the walls and ceiling of a cavernous place. A car crashes into a creature knocking it to the ground and then backs over it, then forward, then back and we see the smoldering, crumbled remains of the creature; it sprouts a wing that then falls limp and the car runs over it again. We see the back of a truck filled with sheet covered objects (presumably bodies) and a severed head is tossed in. A car barrels toward a creature standing in the street. A woman is held off the ground by her neck by a creature (she's gasping for air) and then tossed on the floor. A creature flies holding a young man; we see his legs dangling in the sky. A woman fires a shot gun at a scarecrow, there's a flash and something flies into her house. We hear screams echoing through an abandoned building. A young woman panics and screams when a young man falls against her car window. A large truck chases a young man and woman in a car; it races up on their bumper and blows a loud horn, another time it rams them several times until they run off the road into a field. A police officer is pulled out of the car window by a creature standing on the roof, a creature grabs a woman by the hair and bends her head back and sniffs her. A young man slips down a pipe and lands hard on the ground, knocked unconscious for a few minutes. A young woman sees a truck approaching and panics trying to get her car started. A young man has a bloody wound on his hand and gets hit in the crotch with a shotgun. A man dumps two blood stained, sheet covered objects into a large pipe. A young man and woman look into a large pipe and they remark about the stench. A young man yells in terror and disbelief. A woman relates the tale of the creature and she explains that it eats what it needs to create itself (read body parts). We hear a report over a police radio that a church is on fire. A young woman talks about a couple having been killed and a young man remarks that they never found her head.

PROFANITY 7 - 12 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture, 12 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 31 mild obscenities, 8 religious profanities, 12 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, inbreeding, incest, demons, serial killers, selfishness, demons, psychics.

MESSAGE - Try not to do the selfish thing, although altruism can get you in trouble.

Special Keywords: S5 - V9 - P7 - MPAAR

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