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The Haunting Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

High-tech remake is dumb and overblown.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some scary, intense scenes, but no gore. There's some social drinking.

  • Families can talk about some of the serious themes raised by the movie, including the ethics of scientific experimentation, the role of fear in evolution, child labor, and the paranormal, but perhaps of more interest and value is a discussion of why people like to be scared in a controlled environment like a movie, and what is and is not really scary.

The good stuff
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    Messages: None

What to watch for
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    Violence: Typical horror movie thrills

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    Sex: Mild, including reference to bi-sexuality

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    Language: Mild

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking

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