Family movie night? There's an app for that
Download our new mobile app on iOS and Android.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The gang tries to protect their community and each other.
Positive Role Models
Some characters show kindness to one another; traits like bravery and loyalty are also seen.
Violence & Scariness
Violent and/or scary imagery seen here includes drippy CGI blood, fang-bearing monsters, dead children, naked and muddy zombies, car crashes, stabbings, and autopsies. The protagonist thinks obsessively about her mother's suicide and has frightening visions.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex is referenced frequently, the main character has multiple visions where it seems like she's being sexually dominated by a monster with a caved-in and missing face. Adults make out and go to bed together, nothing graphic. Nudity includes full-frontal female nudity in a shower, as well as a couple of waterlogged zombies who crawl out of a river fully nude but streaked with muddy goop.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Profanity is frequent, including words like "hell," "bastard," "bulls--t," and "f--k."
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult characters are seen smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol (lots of bar/club scenes), and taking drugs (tabs of acid).
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cracow Monsters is a Polish horror/suspense series focusing on the paranormal investigations of a group of college students and their professor. Adults smoke cigarettes, drink to excess, and do drugs -- the use of hallucinogenics is implied in a scene where students put paper tabs under their tongues. The protagonist, haunted by her mother's suicide, distracts herself with random sexual encounters and booze. Violent imagery runs the gamut from intentional car crashes to viscera-filled autopsies to murderous monsters. There's full-frontal female nudity, though usually in a non-sexual context. Profanity is frequent, including words like "hell", "bastard", "bulls--t", and "f--k". The series can be watched with the original Polish dialogue with English subtitles, or with an English-language dub.
Is It Any Good?
A thriller based on obscure Slavic folklore is an appealingly unique prospect, but the sluggish pace and one-note tone really take the super out of the supernatural. Cracow Monsters is full of overly-familiar characters we've seen before in this genre -- the sarcastic bad girl, the spooky twins, the creepy little kid -- and the students even head out on their occult investigations in a yellow van à la "those meddling kids" from Scooby-Doo.
This could all be overlooked if there were actual thrills to be had. Some creature designs are impressive, but the special effects are very scattershot. One episode might feature a larger-than-life monster you can practically smell, while the next looks like cheap Charmed-level CGI from the '90s. Hardcore horror fiends will likely find this series a mixed bag, but it may hold the attention of more casual viewers who enjoy jump scares and soapy storylines.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.