What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Colin Farrell vampire movie -- a remake of the same-named 1985 cult classic -- blends comedy and horror. But despite the attempt at a lighter tone, it has plenty of vampire violence, with lots of blood, biting, stabbing, shooting, burning, and fighting. Language is likewise strong, with many uses of "f--k" and "s--t" throughout. There's no nudity, but characters are definitely thinking about sex, and there's lots of flirting and innuendo. One supporting character, an adult, may have a drinking problem, which is treated somewhat comically. So, no, this isn't Twilight -- but older teens who like their vampires with (pun intended) more bite will probably want to check it out.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. How do the comic undertones affect its impact? Is any of it disturbing rather than just scary/thrilling?
- What's the appeal of vampires and vampire movies? Are they scary? How is this movie similar to the popular Twilight movies? How is it different?