What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this ultra-gory slasher/horror remake is full of foulmouthed, unsavory characters, many of whom end up getting speared by pickaxe blades, shot, dismembered, and/or eviscerated. Human hearts are torn out and put inside chocolate boxes. There's extensive nudity in a sex scene that eventually becomes a nude chase-murder scene. Teenagers drink with abandon, police officers are unethical, husbands are unfaithful, and boyfriends are menacing. Strong language flows freely, from "damn" to "f--k" and everything in between.
- Families can talk about the appeal of this type of horror movie. Why do audiences enjoy watching people be hideously killed? How does seeing this type of violence affect viewers?
- How does this kind of horror film compare to scares in older movies of the 1950s, '40s,and '30s, when audiences got their thrills from the tamer Dracula, WolfMan, or Black Lagoon creature?
- Parents, ask your teens about theirfavorite horror movies or slasher villains. Why do they like them? Whatsets one apart from the other?