What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this college-set slasher bloodbath is full of gory deaths, mainly impalements. Sexual and erotic elements are graphic and lurid, beginning with a drugged-up "date rape" situation and continuing with casual references to sex as a tool for revenge, status, exploitation, and even commerce (trading sex for pills). Drinking is frequent (one victim is killed with a shattering liquor bottle), and college-level "education" is depicted as one alcohol, sex, and drug-saturated party after another. Profanity is the movie's least raw element, but you can still expect plenty of uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more.
- Families can talk about the appeal of horror movies like this. What's the allure of watching young people die in such gory fashion? Many of the victims here are quite despicable -- does that make the material more "entertaining" than "splatter" movies in which relatively innocent people are terrorized?
- Why do you think movies set in college focus almost exclusivelyon partying, having sex, being stalked, and plotting revenge? Why is that? Parents, ask your teens whatthey expect of college.
- Some of the movie's grim humor concerns the callous attitudes andcruelties of the cliquish Theta Pi girls. Does the movie send ananti-sorority message? Is the Greek system really like this?