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Fright Night

Fright Night is an R-rated horror film about teens that discover a neighborhood vampire (Colin Farrell) is preying on local youths. When Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) sets out to stop his biting spree, the young man puts himself in mortal danger. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 19 Aug 2011
Video Release: 13 Dec 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Fright Night Rated R?


Violence: Frequent scenes depict vampire bites with copious amounts of blood. Victims are lured into a home and locked in tiny cubicles. Violence toward vampires includes a decapitation, dismemberment, people run over by vehicles, stabbings, shootings and various other fantastical assaults resulting in startling disintegrations or injuries with explicit blood effects. Dangerous driving causes a car accident. A teen is bullied. A teenaged boy steals a man’s suit jacket and credentials, and pretends to be a reporter.

Sexual Content: A teenaged couple discusses consummating their relationship on a couple of occasions. A boy shows a photo of a bikini-clad girl on a cell phone. A teen male claims to be looking at porn on the Internet. A young man observes a scantily clad woman and later suggests she may be a stripper. An adult male makes crude sexual remarks about a boy’s mother and girlfriend. A man views a television infomercial for breast enhancement products. The script includes some sexual conversations (including crude terms for sex) and a reference to masturbation. Scantily dressed women and a topless man are seen.

Language: Over 30 sexual expletives are used, some within a sexual context. Crude male and female anatomical terms, scatological slang and names of Christian deity are heard.

Drug and Alcohol Use: Adult characters drink alcohol, one to the point of drunkenness. Tobacco use.

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