If you've seen Tim Burton's movies before, you pretty much know what to expect in Dark Shadows - a dark, twisted, old-fashioned horror/drama/comedy that is very strange. Having not seen the original TV show that this movie is based on, I don't know how this compares in terms of content to the show, but this movie was given a PG-13 rating - and to be honest, it should be R. There's sex, violence (including blood), etc that isn't for kids at all. The villain is quite creepy, and even Depp's character isn't good looking by any means - he alone could scare younger audiences. The biggest issue in terms of content is the sexuality - there is one comical sex scene in which the main character has sex with a female character. She rips off her jacket to reveal her cleavage in which Depp basically ogles, then the female sits on a couch and she opens her legs wide so Depp can basically perform oral on her, and then they make out in a wild way. Also, Depp and Helena Bonham Carter's character have a scene in which near the end of it, she lowers herself and it is suggested that she is giving Depp a BJ as the camera cuts when Depp's eyes light up. The young fifteen year-old girl dances in a somewhat sexy way in the background of one scene. Language is somewhat mild, but does include words like b*stard, sh*t, b*tch, whore, and a-hole just to name a few. The f-word isn't used surprisingly. The fifteen year-old girl asks Depp if he's stoned, while Depp in other scene is seen smoking a cigarette with a bunch of drunk hippies at a campfire. There's also some mild drug use and references to a character's alcohol addiction. Overall, your children not only shouldn't see this due to all the suggestive content, but your children probably won't get much out of this movie anyway - they may find Depp funny at times, but they may also find the movie too disturbing. I'd say this movie shouldn't be seen by children, and should only be seen by young adults at the earliest.