Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this horror anthology series delivers a big dose of gore. Many of the episodes are directed by well-known horror filmmakers, who translate to TV the violence and sadism that's so prevalent in the genre. The explicit carnage is toned down for the small screen, but only a bit, and many scenes seem to push the envelope of network standards. It's definitely too intense for kids -- or anyone else who doesn't have a taste for the extreme violence that's common in modern horror movies.
No nudity or onscreen sex, though there's some flirting and suggestive conversations.
Plenty of violence, lots of gore, and tons of blood. The series serves up lots of chills and is heavy on brutal, often sadistic violence. Many of the episodes are directed by some of Hollywood's top horror filmmakers, and though they have to tone down the action for TV, it's still pretty extreme.
Despite the intense situations, there's surprisingly little foul language.
Innocent people are often placed in horrible situations and slaughtered one by one by mysterious killers -- and it often seems like the victims' only crime is to stumble into the wrong place at the wrong time. Why do these sadistic murderers do what they do? It's not usually explained until the end, and even then there's no real justification for such brutality.
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