Picture from Scream 4

When Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to Woodsboro during a book tour, someone begins calling the residents, inquiring about their favorite scary movie. But that's not all. Sidney's arrival also coincides with the return of the knife-wielding Ghostface (Dane Farwell).

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking.

Why is Scream 4 rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Scream 4 is rated R for for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking.

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 portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence with realistic details.

- Frequent scenes depicting stabbing, fighting, shooting and beating.

- Frequent weapons violence with blood and detail shown.

- Frequent portrayals of corpses in some detail.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references.


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

- Frequent use of scatological slang,

- Infrequent use of profanity and cursing.

- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol and Drug Use:

- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use, sometimes to excess.

Scream 4
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Gory Violence, Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba 18A Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
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