Pause for kids 16 & under
Pulpy, punk-ish story with some intense violence.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a dark, violent horror movie about battles to the death between vampires and werewolves. Non-stop action results in one grisly scene after another. The film contains countless bloody killings, decapitations, impalements, up-close vampire fang attacks, gun battles, point-blank shootings, and numerous gory transitions from human form into monstrous animal creatures. A few strong words are sprinkled throughout ("sonofabitch," multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "Jesus Christ"). Some characters smoke cigarettes, and it's unclear whether vampires shown in a social setting multiple times are drinking red wine or blood.
- Families can talk about how the conflict in this movie is similar to real-world conflicts. Where in the real world are people struggling with longstanding disagreements? Why do these conflicts get violent?
- Why do you think the violence in this movie is so graphic? Is that part of the appeal of a film like this? What would the movie be like if it toned down the graphic imagery?
- Why are vampires so fascinating?