Why is Vampires Suck rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Vampires Suck is rated PG-13 for for crude sexual content, comic violence, language and teen partying.
Violence: Characters are frequently hit with objects or subjected to bodily injury during depictions of comedic violence. During a girls’ fight characters are smacked with shovels, wooden planks and other heavy items. One girl is impaled with a pitchfork. Another is attacked and bitten. Two male characters—one in a wheelchair—engage in an exaggerated and brutal fistfight. A boy is hit with a car door. Students throw things at a girl in school, slap her, knock her down, and kick her. A baby is smashed by a bowling ball. One character has his nose severely pushed out of place during a fight. A boy is hit by a car and sustains graphic injuries on his neck and arm. A man is shot with mace, kicked in the groin and has his mustache ripped off. Spurting blood is depicted on a couple of occasions. Scenes of dismemberment and other graphic depictions of injury are shown. A female character repeatedly stabs another girl. Characters engage in dangerous activities. A female character is shot.
Sexual Content: Sexual innuendo is rampant throughout the script. Several crude comments are made about engaging in sexual activity. Anatomical and crude names for male sexual organs are used nearly a half dozen times. A life size sex toy is shown and discussed on two occasions. A father makes an inappropriate comment about his daughter’s breasts. Gay characters are mocked. Two men kiss. A teen couple kisses passionately on a bed. A girl strips down to reveal suggestive sexual attire. One scene portrays sexual sounds. A boy exposes himself to a large crowd: Private body parts are covered in one scene, while male buttock nudity is later included. One character wears a revealing top and another repeatedly removes his shirt.
Language: The script contains one sexual expletive used in a non-sexual context, along with one crude hand gesture. Over two-dozen scatological slangs and curses are heard as well as half a dozen terms of Deity. Other vulgar expressions, derogatory sexual references and ethno-cultural slurs occur more than a dozen times.
Alcohol/Drug Use: Teens are seen driving to their prom with a bottle of alcohol. Adult characters drink from beer cans. Other infrequent portrayals of drinking are shown. Brief references to illegal drugs are made, including use by teens. Characters drink blood from champagne glasses.
Other: A teenage character is treated like an infant. Characters exhibit flatulence. Fingers are served as food.