Movie review by Alex Orner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.

PG 1984 107 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 77 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 160 reviews

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age 13+

Good, but why the sex?

This is a pretty good movie, but the scenes with sex are so inappropriate! With violence and scariness, I find it more creepy than violent. The librarian scene at the start can be a frightening scene and may scare some kids. Language is very bad, S**t was said countless times, and lots of other words that could be considered inappropriate. It's all based on the maturity of your kids. Do your homework before watching this movie. And make sure your kids are ready!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 9+

Bonafide Classic!!!

PG has always meant parental guidance suggested. What I loved about watching these movies as a kid is that I watched them with my parents who were very active in explaining things and didn't just leave me to watch it by myself. As I got older I started to pick up on the more adult themes which made me enjoy it even more. I just watched it with my 9-year-old nephew and all he really cared about was just how cool the uniforms look and all the interesting ghosts that he saw. Everything else went over his head like it did mine when I was a kid. I'll wait a few years until he's a teenager and have him watch it again with me to see if he notices anything that's mature. It's fun to discover things that you didn't really care about when you were younger using the same movie but watching it at different periods in your life.
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