Why is Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is rated R for for violence and terror.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Brief portrayals of graphic violence.
- Depictions of stabbing and fighting (little blood, some detail).
- Several frightening and disturbing scenes.
- Occasional gory images.
- Frequent use of nightmarish imagery.
- Infrequent use of mild cursing and profanity.