What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this gruesome horror sequel absolutely isn't for kids, even though splatter-loving teens may well want to see it. The movie is full of non-stop images of graphic, bloody deaths. A naked girl is hung upside down and sliced until her blood creates a shower on her murderer (also a nude woman), a man is dissected alive and cannibalized, and other victims are subjected to decapitation, castration, vicious dog attacks, and more. Characters also swear, smoke, drink, and do drugs -- and there are hints of lesbianism -- but all of that plays second fiddle to the grisly torture scenes.
- Families can talk about the appeal of extreme gore. Why do you think "torture" horror movies are so popular now? Is the movie making any kind of statement about violence in media? If so, what is it? Families can also discuss the murderers' motivation -- namely, to fulfill their own selfish fantasies. Is human nature really that depraved? Does the character who survives become as bad as the killers? Why or why not?