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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Things can explode in the sky, drop to earth, and transform normal kids into deformed cannibalistic monsters.
Positive Role Models
Having suffered terrible trauma, Zosia is unusually courageous and optimistic. Julek is loyal. One young man admits he's gay. Another admits he's a virgin.
Violence & Scariness
A man is dragged screaming into a cellar. A girl is speared through her head. A boy is bound in his sleeping bag and slammed against a tree until dead. A teen comes to a priest for help, but the priest knocks him unconscious and binds and gags him. The priest is killed gorily by the monster. The teen escapes but is shot by someone afraid of the monsters. People are strangled. A teen is stabbed and part of his face is bitten off. Dying slowly and painfully, he begs a friend to twist the knife and finish him off. A counselor tries to attack the monster, but is captured and beheaded. Severed limbs and body parts lie around. A monster nibbles on someone's hand. A monster axes a police officer in half from the head down. Someone uses a victim's severed thumbprint to unlock a cellphone. In an attempt to kill a monster, a girl repeatedly stabs one with a machete. Two young boys exposed to an alien agent slowly watch as their bodies become lined with black markings. One oozes blood from his face. Maggots are seen feeding on a dead animal.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A teenage girl seduces a virgin. Her breasts are shown. They use a condom. One young man admits he's gay. Another admits he's a virgin. A priest binds and gags a boy but is killed before we learn what he had in mind. A close-up is shown of a girl's behind.
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"F--k," "s--t," "ass," "suck, and "d--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Two teens share a joint.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is a gory Polish horror movie (with English subtitles) featuring gruesome, super-strong, man-eating twin monsters stalking a camp of teens who are addicted to internet use. The ghastliness includes pustule-covered giant monsters who kill and eat their victims. Expect blood, gore, severed heads, limbs, a man sliced in half, stab wounds, bitten faces, stranglings, shootings, and other bloody representations. Two teens share a joint and have sex. Breasts are shown. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "suck," and "d--k." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is both a by-the-book horror fest and an imaginative romp that follows the horror template step-by-bloody step into irretrievable carnage. It mocks but also reveres the gory slasher genre it mimics. Our guide is the clever Julek, who recognizes all the elements of classic horror movies as they present themselves to him and his frightened friends.
Teens are likely to be interested given the young cast. As horror movies go, it's pretty entertaining, but be aware that it's also very bloody and includes strong language, sex, nudity, and drug use. The movie makes it clear that a sequel may be in the works, as well.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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