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Scream | 1997 | R | - 4.8.6

This horror flick has killers who kill per horror film conventions.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A girl flashes her boyfriend but we see her from the back. A girl takes off her bra, preparatory to having sex, but her boyfriend blocks our view. Fondling through clothes. Kissing. Sexual innuendo.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Lots of squishy stabbings with lots and lots of blood; people walk around with blood all over them (faces, hands, arms, torsos) from the stabbings and knives sticking out as they stagger around. Throats are slit a couple times in close-up with lots of blood. An eviscerated corpse sits in a chair and one is shown hanging from a tree (lots of blood again). A bloody corpse falls onto a car windshield. A girl is crushed in a garage door and later we see her bloody, twisted body. A few gun shots with some blood (once in the head). A bloody knife cut on an arm and lots of hits, kicks and punches. A car crash. A face slap resulting in a woman's bruised face. Lots of "jump" scenes with chases, glass exploding, people jumping out. Threatening with guns.


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LANGUAGE 6 - 15+ F-words, many mild obscenities, many scatological references, and many anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder and serial killers, horror films, death of a parent.

MESSAGE - Horror films may breed copycat killings.

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