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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Chilling paranormal thrills for sturdy viewers.

TV BBC America Drama 2006
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Afterlife combines the eeriness expected of a paranormal thriller with dramatic, multi-dimensional characters whose pasts slowly take shape before viewers' eyes. Suspense fans will find a lot to like in this British import, which is bolstered by a great cast, excellent special effects, and intriguing uses of symbolic videography.

But parents will want to at least scan a few episodes before giving even older kids the all-clear, as the plot's ever-changing nature means that surprises are often lurking around each corner. Scenes of corpses (which sometimes bear injuries from the manner of their death) can be disturbing, and spooky happenings (lights flickering, objects flying around a room) can send chills down your spine.

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