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Overall D+

An unsolved murder is the perfect catalyst for an imaginative group of high school students to spread e-mail rumors about a serial killer and his list of intended victims. But when their phony predictions begin to be fulfilled, no one will listen to their now sincere cries for help.

Violence D+
Sexual Content C
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference

Talk to your kids about…

Cry Wolf

What are the results of the students’ practical joke? Can a hoax be taken too far? Is it difficult to trust someone who is a known prankster?

How do these teens use technology to spread their rumors? How do you determine the validity of email messages you receive? Why is it easy for someone to deceive others over the Internet?