Watch the children with care.
Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Karen Egan, Mark Huberman, Niall Greig Fulton, Denna Thomsen, Kim Adis,
|Screenplay||Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes, from the novel by Hendy James|
|Editing||Duwayne Dunham, Glenn Garland|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||Amblin Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment|
|Language||A brieng isolated moderate impact scene used in a conntext of threat and aggression.|
|Violence||Strong impact frequent psychological violence.|
|Comments||Contains scenes of horror.|
The material contains complex and mature strong impact themes which are presented in a context of a horror genre. Themes explore evil spirits, supernatural events, darkness, a haunted house, a dysfunctional family, fighting for survival, betrayal, being terrorised, friendships, fear, taking a job as a tutor, bravery, secrets, finding the truth, seeking closure, compassion and losing one’s mind. Themes are laced with unsettling dark tones throughout carrying a potential psychological sense of threat and menace, likely to be distressing to children younger than 16 years. The material is aimed at a mature audience who are likely to comprehend. Dark and horror themes are sustained, terrifying, and realistic and set with psychological harm. The intention of the film maker is to instil fear to the viewer by using eerie sound effects and lighting which amplifies the overall impact. The film has no clear positive resolutions as the film ends in a manner that would be confusing to the viewer.
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|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive content|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|15: Suitable for 15 years and older||Strong horror|
|British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|