Why is The Apparition rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Apparition is rated PG-13 for for terror/frightening images and some sensuality.
Violence: The film contains frequent “jump” scenes and moments of peril involving characters and, for the most part, unseen supernatural entities. A man wakes up to find himself pinned to a ceiling—a bloodstain later appears. A man is sucked into a closet by an unseen being. In two scenes a group of people hold a séance. The details of the violence that results is masked by obscured and shaky camera angles. A dog mysteriously dies. A woman appears to be sucked through a wall.
Sexual Content: A man offers to rub a woman’s back, but first asks if she can “lose the top” referring to her bikini top—she leaves it on. A woman is briefly seen in underwear, which she removes before entering a shower (only her head and shoulders are shown at this point). An unmarried couple lives together.
Profanities: About three uses of scatological slang, a few terms of deity and other mild profanities.
Drugs/Alcohol: Characters are seen drinking beer.