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macdoodle Sun 09-Mar-14 21:43:52

watch a 15 rated move?
We are at my sister's, no school tomorrow (inset), trying to decide a movie. Me, sis, bro-in-law, Cabin In Woods is first choice. DD1 is almost 13. Bro-in-law says its not too bad??

mymiraclebubba Sun 09-Mar-14 21:48:58

Not seen it butcher are 15 for a reason.

How comfortable are you with her knowing about gruesome deaths, swearing and sex?

AgentZigzag Sun 09-Mar-14 21:50:52

I saw it a while back, it's a bit tongue in cheek cheesy with blood and guts, but I wouldn't let my 13 YO watch it.

I let her watch films that are mostly 15 because of the language like Paul, Ted, Shaud of the Dead etc, horror and violence I would vito, she does read some creepy shit (creepy pasta or whatever) but I'd feel bad if I said yes and it got under her skin.

WorraLiberty Sun 09-Mar-14 21:51:06

I haven't seen it I'm afraid

Dwerf Sun 09-Mar-14 21:54:58

I'd say no for that particular film. The violence is pretty gory, there's a lot of sexual references and drug use.

Ludoole Sun 09-Mar-14 21:56:38

Depends on the child really. My 14 year old has loved horror films for a few years. However he loves special effects and is more intent on the mechanics of how they make scenes look so realistic.

Neither of us thought very highly of 'Cabin in the woods'.

I didn't have a problem with DS2 watching it at 13 - the violence and gore was very over the top and unrealistic and he's very into that genre so I knew he wouldn't be upset/scared/traumatised by any of it (his ambition is to direct horror films - he studies film-making and film history at after school clubs and his GCSE options are tailored towards him eventually studying film production at Uni, so he's quite clinical in his viewing in some respects)

DS1 at the same age would have been a different story, so it's very much down to the individual child I think. I wouldn't have agreed either if I hadn't already seen it myself, and there are other 15s I've refused.

lionheart Sun 09-Mar-14 22:07:10

Isn't that the "we're scared, let's have lots of sex film"?

manicinsomniac Sun 09-Mar-14 22:15:45

depends on your child.

I wouldn't watch a film rated 15 for horror and I'm double the age requirement! grin

ilikeyourface Sun 09-Mar-14 22:20:32

I wouldn't mind. But then I gave my 10 year old grand theft auto so I clearly dont agree with what alot of people on mumsnet think about age restrictions

CumberCookie Sun 09-Mar-14 22:51:28

This is useful parental guidance (imdb does it for all films I think btw) www.imdb.com/title/tt1259521/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

EatShitDerek Sun 09-Mar-14 22:54:41

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CumberCookie Sun 09-Mar-14 22:56:05

I have seen it and even though the violence is done in a comedic/ott way, I personally think it would be too much for a 13 yr old. There's also a fairly graphic sex scene and drug references.

macdoodle Sun 09-Mar-14 23:20:28

Well she watched it, its a bit silly TBH. Seeing as her favourite programme is the Walking Dead, I think she can deal with it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 10-Mar-14 00:04:15

You let her watch The Walking Dead but post about a 15 film, seriously?!confused

Oh yes... DS2 isn't allowed to watch The Walking Dead as although S1 is a 15, the subsequent seasons are all rated 18! I'll relent on 15's but definitely not any higher, not for a few years anyway.

Nataleejah Mon 10-Mar-14 07:26:54

Despite all the ratings those films cannot be interesting to anyone over 15-16

Glitterfeet Mon 10-Mar-14 07:54:45

I let my 13 year old watch the Walking Dead but am careful about 15 films and some police drama's on tv. I know it sounds strange but the walking dead has very gory effects but most of the violence is zombie against human. Lots of aggressive swearing, sex, sexual violence & torture is different for me. He gets sent to bed when Silent Witness starts, actually he takes himself to bed.

He ended up watching part of the WD once, took it in his stride & enjoyed it. We've carried on letting him watch it.

macdoodle Mon 10-Mar-14 09:19:24

Hmm well yes I can see that the Walking Dead thing is a bit dichotomous. She sneekily watched the first few of season 1 on download, and loved it. I am a big zombie/apocalypse fan, so lots of the genre around and about the house....
I watch WD first then with her. The gore is not that bad, and is mostly the emotional/survival aspects that she/I enjoy. It's good training for the apocalypse grin...

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 10-Mar-14 09:21:22

I think the fact that you say 'the gore isn't that bad' is quite worrying tbh and I'm a huge WD fan!

Seminyak Mon 10-Mar-14 09:26:32

I would have been allowed when I was 13!

wonderingsoul Mon 10-Mar-14 09:31:32

ds's dad wanted the kids to watch walking dead so hed have something to talk to them about... .. their 5 and 8... i havnt seen it but i had the smarts to remind him of thier ages! ( trys to shimmer the anger i still feel at that suggestion)

i dont really go by the vewiing. but what the flim is about.. and i fi think it would scare them.. both have seen juressic park etc.. but as mine are still little i only have to worry about 12's really.

Walking Dead scares the pants off me, but I have a bit of a dead body squick in real life as well as on TV. I love it but it's a definite behind-a-cushion show! grin

Glitterfeet Mon 10-Mar-14 12:13:06

Wonderingsoul He wanted them to watch it so he'd have something to talk to them about! Omg.

Glitterfeet Mon 10-Mar-14 12:33:12

I find the gore not too bad. There is a lot of gross, disgusting gore but after the first episode it didn't freak me out blush Maybe its because you don't see much happen to the humans. Lots of zombie bodies splattered, heads being punched in, zombies pulling themselves along on the floor with intestines trailing grin It makes me jump but if a human is attacked relatively little is shown.

I don't remember seeing zombie babies, or young zombie children so far. I think that'd be more disturbing to me.

The volume of internal organs, brains & blood is much higher than Game of Thrones but I wouldn't let my 13 year old watch that. I find that greatly more disturbing.

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