Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
MPA: R BBFC: 18 Maturity Rating 18+

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Sex & Nudity


A couple has sex in a darkly lit room. Breasts and butts are briefly seen.

Violence & Gore


A person's brains are scraped out of his head. The first few seconds of the implement going up his nose with some blood dripping are shown, but the rest happens offscreen Later, his brains are seen sitting around and is body is seen too with blood all over. A person's back is sliced open and flowers are stuffed into the wound (Bloody but not extremely graphic) The mutilated corpse is seen a few moments later. A person dies by falling down stairs. A person is smothered to death. Both are bloodless. A person dies in a car crash; nothing graphic. A man is repeatedly scratched by a cat; he winds up pretty bloody. A cat forcibly enters its way into a person's mouth, some ripping flesh as it enters; later it is seen exiting the person's mouth from their stomach, spitting out copious blood and gore. gruesome and disturbing scene, but not as graphic as it sounds. A man has a heart attack. Can be intense, but no blood. A monster severs a man's hand and then decapitates him; graphic and gruesome. A woman turns into a monster; she rips her hair off, her body morphs, lots of her flesh falls off and other body parts burst out of her; very bloody and gruesome. It is then shown that her children, conceived with a human man, have both turned into monsters. A woman falls onto a bunch of sharp implements; she runs around with them sticking in her back before a young boy pushes her backwards; she lands on a tray and is forced into an oven.



"Fuck" is used around 8 times, and a few uses of milder profanities like "shit" and "bitch".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Two characters get completely drunk. Cigarette smoking in a few scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


A jump scare and some gory scenes. Disturbing images and scares plus attempts to kill a cat. The ruthless killing of the nasty monster is chilling.