Picture from Halloween (2007)

This remake of the 1978 classic horror film (which was also called Halloween), tells the story of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) who has spent 17 years in a mental institution after murdering one of his siblings. Returning home to Haddonfield after this long absence, the physiologically unstable man is determined to find his other sister (Scout Taylor-Compton) and he won't let anyone stand in his way.

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and brief drug use

Why is Halloween (2007) rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Halloween (2007) is rated R for for strong violence, language, some sexuality and brief drug use

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 scenes of explicit violence including beatings, stabbings, mutilation, and murder.

- Gory depictions of dead and mutilated corpses, along with mutilated animals (blood and detail shown).

- Frequent gun and weapons use, as well as hand-to-hand combat (blood, gore and detailed wounds shown

- Portrayals of intense fear and psychological suffering.

- Graphic portrayals of torture.

- Frequent disturbing scenes and gory/grotesque images.

- Occasional gory/grotesque images

- Frequent upsetting or disturbing scenes

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity with teen-aged characters (breast and buttock nudity shown).

- Brief instances of simulated sexual activity.

- Breast and buttock nudity shown in a violent context

- Nudity in both sexual and non-sexual contexts.

- Use of crude and descriptive sexual language, references and innuendo.


- Frequent (about 45) uses of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity and vulgar expressions.

- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs and derogatory references to sexual orientation.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depiction of some tobacco use (smoking).

Halloween (2007)
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Horror, Explicit Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Sexual Content.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Nudity, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 16+ Violence.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 18A