Scream

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Extreme graphic violence in TV retread of slasher series.

MTV Drama 2015

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 16+

Good, but very gory!

This show is awesome. There is only one sex scene which is in season 2 episode 8. The violence is very gory and graphic. The show had a TV-14 rating on the MTV channel, but now has a TV-MA rating on Netflix because of how gory it is. If you look away on some of the gory parts, I’d say 14+, but if you look away on a lot of the gory parts, I’d say 13+.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

TV Details

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    age 16+
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    Slightly milder sequel to the post-modern slasher.

    age 16+
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    Unoriginal slasher show is far too gory for kids.

    age 16+

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