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CHIPS (2017)

Published in C
Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It packs some Ponch.

  • Starring

    Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard T. Jones, Maya Rudolph, Justin Chatwin

  • Directed by

    Dax Shepard

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping). People are shot, punched, kicked, pushed, hit by vehicles, bitten, beheaded, tasered, grabbed, arrested, handcuffed, dragged out of car, stomped on, hit with objects, thrown against walls, held hostage, sprayed with kitty litter, flipped, tackled, wrestled, beaten, near-choked. A man jumps from a helicopter (fatal). A man's fingers are shot off (hand stump, loose fingers seen). Armed robberies (bank, armoured trucks). Car chases/rollovers/collisions, broken/smashed windscreens, wrecked/burning vehicles, cars shot/crushed, motorcycle accidents/collisions, vehicles/objects hit by moving vehicles. Molotov cocktail, explosions, trashed house. Weapons/fight training. Santa shot Rudolph, runner (ie Oscar Pistorius) who killed his girlfriend mentioned. Characters visit a premises called Suicide Boxing + Fitness. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Decapitated head, headless corpse, dead body on ground. Hand with fingers shot off (nubs and loose fingers seen; fingers in bag of ice). Bloody bullet wounds/cuts/finger nubs/hand/grazes/objects/ground; blood spatter. Patients in hospital beds/stretchers (breathing tubes, limbs in traction), CPR. Scars, arm in sling, bandages, bruising. Bone cracking/breaking sounds heard, a man collapses from joint pain. Blood [in stools], Crohn's, colitis, 23 surgeries, scrotal tear mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple seen having sex in a bedroom. Nude men (genitals pixelated/obscured), nude women (side and front views/wearing sheer underwear/photos). Exposed breasts, cleavage, people in underwear/swimwear/towels. Men in underwear bump crotches, a man's face lands in a nude man's crotch. Sexting. A man shows another man a nude picture of his wife (infidelity/sleeping with his wife discussed). Kissing, flirting, bum-slapping, hugging, caressing. A man makes a masturbation gesture with his arm. Jokes and discussions about infidelity, sex, masturbation, sex addiction, erection, anulingus, rating women. Stroking yourself, sex issues, over-sexualised behaviour, sex with wife, "shooting your weapon", she ate my butt mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Scene set in filthy drug den. A man says "you're high" to his stoned son. A man frequently consumes prescription pills throughout the film. Son addicted to heroin, opiate addiction, morphine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (d*ck, bad, cocky, pussy, clown, super-Asian, rookies, bickering old lady, Freud, obnoxious, old, fragile, b*tch, coward, homophobe, psycho, silverback, scary, pervert, nasty, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, goddam, oh my god, Christ, hell yeah, Jesus, etc). Jokes about disabled people, homophobia, ageing, sex addiction, analingus, masturbation. Two men rate women's attractiveness (yawn).

  • THEMES

    Police investigation, partners, crime, corruption, marriage, separation, drug addiction, sex addiction, father-son relationships, death, grief, therapy, yoga pants.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead pilot, dead lover, dead husband. Partner (police) shot. Helicopter, lightning, thunder. Marriage separation mentioned. Hospital setting. Guy on toilet. Cat, cat's bum, dirty kitty litter. Brief Spanish (subtitles). Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Silly, energetic, dirty, inappropriate, breezy, weirdo, light, raunchy, goofy. Relaxed/easy/star performance by Michael Pena, high-energy/well-choreographed/exciting/jaw-dropping/diverting/elaborately staged action scenes, good chemistry between leads, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Convoluted, messy, flat, disposable, uninspired, undisciplined, slapdash, loud, strained, artless, contrived. Unnecessary storylines/moments, jokes feel shoe-horned in, throwaway/nonsensical/lazy/paper-thin/uninteresting plot, mostly unfunny, some unpleasant/repetitive/wincing/sophomoric/crude jokes, weak/forgettable female roles, many thankless performances.

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:05
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    An Irishman, a Chinaman, a Mexican, an Indian, a bounty hunter, a scalp collector, and an angel of death walk into a bar...

  • Starring

    Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

  • Directed by

    Antoine Fuqua

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man sacrifices himself (suicide mission). People are shot (arrows/bullets; many), stabbed (some repeatedly), exploded in dynamite blasts, stomped on, trampled, pushed, wrestled, knocked to the ground, punched, kicked, pistol-whipped, robbed, lassoed, slashed with blades, tackled, thrown through windows, hit/flicked with objects, thrown from horses, pushed/thrown from high landings, choked. Animals (horses) assumed killed in explosions/gunfire. Buildings badly destroyed by gunfire. Burning objects, burning building (church). Explosions. Yelling, arguing, screaming. People boast about the number of people they have killed. An empty noose is seen hanging. Killed at the Alamo, mauled, smashed a boulder over a man's head, collecting scalps, slaughter, raped mother, murdered sisters mentioned. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Man on fire. A dead animal is sliced open/bloody organ removed and eaten raw. Ear shot off (pieces of flesh seen on ground). Bloody faces, heads, hands, nose, eye sockets, bullet/arrow wounds, clothing, bandage, objects; blood smear on wall. Scars, empty eye sockets, arm in sling, eye patch, missing teeth, skulls (animal/human), objects protruding from bodies. Cemetery with freshly dug graves, coffins. Smell of blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men, cleavage. Prostitutes (no sex/nudity seen). Sexual innuendo (poking). Whores, raped mother mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, ale, hip flask); intoxication. Smoking. Gambling (cards).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofabitch, balls, p*ss. Name-calling. Frequent religious references and exclamations (God, the Lord, what the hell, goddam, Jesus wept, by God, God bless you; prayer).

  • THEMES

    Bounty hunters, warrant officers, mercenaries, outlaws, revenge, good guys v bad guys, prayer, religion, death, shootouts, magic card tricks, panic attacks (PTSD), legends, capitalism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Husbands/brothers murdered in front of families. Raped mother, murdered sisters mentioned. Church, cemetery settings. Horses, goats, sheep, chickens, buzzing flies, cows, donkeys. Spitting. Fur/skins worn. Brief Comanche language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, fresh, timely, funny, diverse, satisfactory, competent, cheeky. Great chemistry between impressive/diverse/revisionist cast, dedicated performances, crisp action, enormous/well-staged shootouts, stylish genre callbacks (eg nod to Elmer Bernstein's score on the soundtrack), reasonably engaging.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, unsatisfying, lacklustre, disappointing, square, hollow, uninspiring, sluggish. Long dull patches, Chris Pratt's Faraday character (while entertaining) seems to belong to an entirely different movie, pointless damsel-in-distress moment from an otherwise strong female character (Haley Bennett's Emma), Peter Sarsgaard overdoes the villain character (Bartholomew Bogue).

Jurassic World

Published in J
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:33
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  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    The park is open.

  • Starring

    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, Brian Tee, Katie McGrath

  • Directed by

    Colin Trevorrow

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/creatures are eaten, shot, attacked, pursued, grabbed, dragged, punched, thrown through the air/against objects, crushed, stomped, zapped, netted, paralysed (comic), kicked, decapitated (implied), lanced, swooped, knocked down, hit by a car, exploded, mauled. Helicopter crash, fireball, explosion. People fall/jump from high ledges. Creatures are fed animals (both live and dead). Objects knocked over, glass cracked/smashed. Mass panic, property destruction, burning trees/objects. Going off to war, Afghanistan, Tora Bora mentioned. Arguing, screaming, yelling, roaring. Blood/gore: Dead people/creatures, animal bones, side of butchered steer, chunk of flesh/object in flesh. Open wounds/gashes, bloody cuts/grazes/gashes/handprint. Blood on objects, teeth, legs, clothing, head. Blood in water, dripping blood, blood spatter/spray. Flatlining, bandages, wound-dressing. Eating sibling mentioned. Images of DNA sequencing, IV drips, patients on field hospital cots. Dino-slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Cleavage, skimpy clothing. Mild reference to sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocktails, glasses of wine seen. Being stoned, Carfentinal, tequila mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, b*tch, butt. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Dinosaurs, theme parks, brothers, aunty-nephew relationships, genetics, DNA, genetic modification, imprinting, corporate greed, man versus beast, hunting, instinct, tourism, bird strikes, animal tracking, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, ghosts mentioned. Airport setting. Full moon (opening credits), waterfalls, plane, helicopters. Crow, birds, pig, goat, dinosaur land/sea/winged creatures, buzzing insects, shark (dead), rats, snake (dead), chameleon, salamander. "Monster under the bed" mentioned. Some foreign languages heard in background (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, engaging, entertaining, effective, worthy, satisfying, tense, violent, heart-palpitating, thrilling, suspenseful, scary, horrific, funny, smart, self-aware, wild, silly. Credible world-building, intense/visceral/nail-biting set pieces, seamless CGI and animatronics, impressively crafted, sly meta-commetary, simple/effective characters, modest goals, believable setting, authentic consequences, wonderful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable. Weak supporting characters, lame dialogue, some underdeveloped subplots, silly conclusion.

The Judge

Published in T
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hope is lost.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Balthazar Getty

  • Directed by

    David Dobkin

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed/shoved, hit with object, slapped, handcuffed. Bicycle accident, smashed window, property damage/objects smashed/kicked. Details of hit-and-run accident, shooting incident, drowning discussed. Images of victim/mangled bicycle, footage of car wreckage. Mention of teacher assaulting student. Embezzlement, misdemeanours, assault, murder, shooting, electrocution, dead prostitute, truancy, juvenile detention mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpse (open coffin). Bloody scrapes, cut hand, bloody towel. IV drips, chemotherapy. Internal injuries, ruptured kidneys, broken back mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (including reference to incest), groping. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Picture of woman in bikini (playing card). Infidelity, masturbation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Drug possession, DUI, being drunk, sobriety, alcoholism, half a joint, percocet, blood-alcohol level, being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions, slang/actual terms for body parts. Derogatory terms for people with mental disabilities, derogatory references to homosexuality. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Family, law, ego, pride, memories, death, grief, siblings, father-daughter relationships, accidents, revenge, justice, home movies, cancer, incarceration, grandparents, drama, marriage, divorce, memory less, incest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/wife/grandmother, deceased father/grandfather, deceased son. Divorce mentioned. Cemetery, airport, bar, courtroom, prison, hospital settings. Urinals, urination, diarrhoea, vomiting, spitting, spit. Plane, thunder, high winds (tornado warning), blackout, open coffin, fishing, bird, cows. High camera aerials.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, big, brash, energetic, entertaining, engrossing, ambitious, slick, timeless. Intense/charismatic performance from Roberts Downey Jnr and Duvall, charming performance from Dax Shepard, brilliant cast, effective script, raw emotion, polished widescreen lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, over-cooked, over-decorated, melodramatic, sentimental, manipulative, uneven, contrived, conventional, safe, predictable, clichéd. Deliberate pace, obvious score, too many subplots, rote plot, well-signalled twists.

Escape Plan

Published in E
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Corrections centres.

  • Starring

    Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Faran Tahir, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Matt Gerald, 50 Cent

  • Directed by

    Mikael Håfström

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (including point blank range), shot at, punched repeatedly, stabbed repeatedly, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, beaten, kidnapped, held at gunpoint, incarcerated, restrained, kicked repeatedly, body-slammed, impaled, tortured, near-drowned (waterboarding variant), sleep deprived, tormented, thrown, near-choked, slapped, dragged, caught on fire, blindfolded. Flooding, mass panic, mob fighting, threatening language. Explosions, sparks, burning objects, air raid, smoke canisters. Masked men. Bombs manufacture mentioned. Screaming, yelling, raised voices. Blood/gore: Corpses, high body count. Bloody head, bloody faces, bloody knuckles, bloody hand, bloody bullet wounds, open wound, pool of blood, bruising. Needles seen entering skin, wound-cleaning, stitching. Skin sliced open, object removed from skin. Breaking bones heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Drawing of a nude bottom. Cleavage. Sexual hand gesture and innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with an unknown sedative, a man is drugged with (assumed) chloroform. Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Opium dealing, clotting powder mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (frequent), s-words, a-words, cr*p, name-calling, slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, non-whites. Prison guard, prisoner, CIA, gender stereotypes. Biblical references, religious exclamations, prayer. Obscene finger gestures. Vegetarian joke.

  • THEMES

    Incarceration, maximum security, surveillance, planning, prison escapes, tracking, architecture, teamwork, torture, sleep deprivation, betrayal, The Hippocratic Oath, ethics, code-breaking, political prisoners, bureaucracy, wrongful accusation, plotting, timing, plan B, sadism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased wife, deceased son mentioned. Prison, solitary confinement settings. Medical procedures (blood pressure, examination, wound-cleaning, injections), toilet. Helicopters, plane, butterflies (lepidoptery), camel. Fear of the dark mentioned. Licking, spitting, vomiting. Brief foreign languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Amusing, watchable, fun, old-school, shameless, enjoyable, likeable, escapist, brawny. Cheesy fun, good cast, good tonal balance, climactic finale, good fight choreography, decent CGI, good chemistry between Stallone and Schwarzenegger.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Stupid, overlong, ridiculous, predictable, silly, archaic, lame. Flawed logic, implausible narrative, little character development, takes itself too seriously, action is poorly staged, clumsy subplots, lags in the middle, flat set design, tacky style, unnecessary backstory, hackneyed ending.

Ass Backwards

Published in A
Sunday, 13 October 2013 00:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Kate & Chloe's Beauty School Reunion.

  • Starring

    June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Alicia Silverstone, Bob Odenkirk, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Cryer, Brian Geraghty

  • Directed by

    Chris Nelson

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People throw tantrums, kick objects, knock things over, behave aggressively. Gun shots, near-choking, raised voices, a woman screams 'rape'. A room is trashed. Reckless driving, vehicle incident, theft. Rape, rapists mentioned. Slavery reference. Blood/gore:  A woman injects herself several times (syringe, needle entering skin seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Topless woman (nipples obscured), bottomless women (genitals obscured), shirtless men. Kissing, flirting, ogling. Pole-dancing, provocative dancing. Fingering, sexual favours mentioned.  Skimpy clothing, revealing swimwear, lingerie, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    An addict smokes crystal meth. A woman injects hormones. Drug paraphernalia seen. Rehabilitation, meth addiction, crackhead mentioned. Drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (beer, spirits), inebriation. Club setting. Addiction (meth, sex) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss, slang for genitals. Name-calling, belittling, mocking. Gender, homeless, beauty pageant, airhead, drug addict, bikie, feminist stereotypes. Jokes about homosexuality, age, slavery, rape, addiction. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Beauty pageants, BFFs, rivalry, egg donors, fertility, road trips, feelings, father-daughter relationships, feminism, talent, failure, rejection, celebrity, sex addiction, rehabilitation, rock bottom, honesty, losers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Veterinary, cemetery settings. Eviction notice, credit-card rejection. Losing custody mentioned. Full moon, toilets, rabbit. Urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Amusing, low-budget, fun. lighthearted. Good comic timing, committed performances from leads, good production values.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disjointed, formulaic, shuffling, unfunny, droll, random, un-relatable, yukfest, perplexing, tedious, stupid, dumb. Low-brow comedy, gross stereotypes, dispiriting climax, feels misogynist, uninspired set pieces, wretched direction, wasted cameos.

Pawn Shop Chronicles

Published in P
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact torture scene.

  • The pitch

    Devils pawn.

  • Starring

    Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Kevin Franklin, Norman Reedus, Vincent D'Onofrio, Chi McBride, Elijah Wood, DJ Qualls, Pell James, Lukas Haas, Sam Hennings, Ashlee Simpson, Michael Cudlitz, Thomas Jane

  • Directed by

    Wayne Kramer

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get hit, run over, shot (arrow, rifle), hit with objects, shoved, dragged, beaten, kicked, burned, punched, wrestled, threatened (guns, flail, bow and arrow, hammer, knife), butt-whipped, fishing-hooked, bound, hammered, stabbed, cut. Caged women (abuse, captivity implied). Mexican standoff, dangerous driving, vehicle collisions, smashed objects, explosion, break-and-enter, rioting. Screaming. White supremacy, racial hate, antisemitism discussed. Raping, killing, bank account hacked, stolen goods, zombies mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, blood on bodies, clothing, objects. Spitting blood. Bloody bullet wounds. Burned flesh, bloody scratches, blood splatter. Fishing hooks in skin, smashed teeth, cloudy eye. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man watches pornography. Pornographic activity discussed. Caged women are victims of (implied) sexual slavery. Group of nude women (full-frontal nudity seen). Women in bikinis (painting). Nude people seen in pornographic video, nude women in cages. Naked women mentioned. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man snorts white powder. Drug-induced hallucinations. Packets of drugs, drug paraphernalia, drug lab. Meth, drug-dealing, stealing drugs, getting high, smoking drugs mentioned. Alcohol (beer). Smoking (cigar, cigarette). Poker mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, p*ss, b*tch, bastard. Slang terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious references, antisemitism, racism. Cultural, racial, ethnic, regional, religious stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Drugs, prejudice, pawning, rednecks, Elvis, stealing, wild-goose chases, Stockholm Syndrome, victimisation, desperation, exploitation, torture.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing wife, dead wife, estranged wife, dead grandmother mentioned. Clown mask, swastika tattoo, stolen wedding-ring. Taxidermy animals (spiders, skunks, deer head), dog (photograph), fly, donkey, alpacas, horse, sparklers, fireworks. Defecation. Pigs, mind-reading mentioned. Outtakes during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Capable cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Humourless, uninteresting, bizarre, absurd, embarrassing, grubby, obnoxious, shameless, pointless, sordid, sleazy, violent, weary, tedious, overlong.

Sinister

Published in S
Friday, 07 June 2013 21:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A writer submits a new chapter.

  • Starring

    Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D'Addario, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nicholas King

  • Directed by

    Scott Derrickson

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are seen bound, gagged, hooded, hanged, burned alive (implied), drowned, hacked (implied), stabbed, mutilated (implied). An animal is squished. Video footage of murders in process, photos of corpses seen. Details of murders, child abduction, child-eating discussed. A man crashes through a ceiling. Objects, pictures move on their own. Ghostly apparitions. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, murders. Throats seen slit; blood and slicing wound. Decayed flesh, foaming at mouth. Extensive blood splatter and blood drawings on walls. Bloody hands, blood on clothing and objects. Bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear, nightwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking. People are drugged with an unknown immobiliser.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, name-calling. Genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Serial killing, dead and missing children, family murders, voyeurism, the supernatural, the occult, symbols, demons, ghosts, night terrors, sleepwalking, writing, egomania, moving house, community, research, found footage, snuff films, fate.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Scorpion, coral snake, dogs. Full moon. Bright light flashes, strobe lighting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unsettling, has genuine scares. Super 8 footage format lends effective visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, uninventive, predictable, creepy but not scary, overlong. Characters do the usual dumb things. Supporting cast barely registers. Terrible makeup.