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The devil, the demons, and the concept that evil is real are all explored. Abuse, trauma also themes.
Positive Role Models
The religious exorcize; nonbelievers rely on science, the law.
Violence & Scariness
Brutal, bloody attacks on adults, children; horrific self-injuries; blood consumption, exorcisms.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lost love a theme.
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"Piss," "goddamn," "ass," "s--t," "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, hard liquor; cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Outcast, a horror series by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, is about the fight against evil and demonic possessions. It features bloody, brutal violence (sometimes against children), cursing, and additional mature themes, including child abuse and exorcisms. Because it is an adaptation of Kirkman's popular comic book series, older teens may be drawn to it, but it is not meant for kids.
Is It Any Good?
This dark, dramatic series successfully combines supernatural themes with horror to create a story world that is as entertaining as it is chilling. But while the evil presence he fights (in this fictional world) is real, Kirkman uses Kyle's own traumatic childhood, failed relationships, and self-loathing as a way of exploring the frailties of the human experience and reflects the metaphorical demons that people face in their everyday lives.
If you're a fan of this sort of thing, you'll encounter enough sinister moments throughout each episode to keep you on the edge of of your seat. While the bloody, brutal violence featured here is often difficult to watch, it's offered within context and underscores the strength required to combat evil and overcome our own deficiencies. All in all, it's a show that offers a frightful warning about dark forces lurking among us, preying on the weaknesses of humanity to take over the world.
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