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What were they thinking! Everyone who has ever seen a horror movie knows you never go into isolated houses in forested locations. But a group of friends, evidently not familiar with this stereotypical setting, enter a Cabin in the Woods and are afterward surprised by the grisly consequences that follow.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity.

Why is The Cabin in the Woods rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Cabin in the Woods is rated R for for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence, including depictions of impalement.

- - Frequent and prolonged portrayals of beating, shooting, stabbing, impalement, burning, mutilation and explosion.

- Frequent portrayals of gruesome deaths, with blood, gore, and detailed wounds.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Adverse psychological impact.

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity seen in a sexual context.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

-  Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and sexual references.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Five scenes of drug use involving marijuana.

- Frequent detailed portrayals of illegal drug use.

- Substance abuse.

The Cabin in the Woods
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Gory Scenes
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Disturbing Content
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A