The three films sporting new ratings this week? REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and SPLINTER. So what's the rating verdict? Lucky for us, all three were slapped (and slaped hard) with R ratings, which may be the first time in recorded history where at least one wasn't given the pussywhipped PG-13. Nice!
REPO! scored it's R rating for strong bloody violence and gore, language, some drug and sexual content. This is probably the first time in recorded history where a musical was given an R rating for those reasons... if you're into horror and musicals, you're probably gonna get a kick outta REPO!
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, the French flick hitting theaters this October courtesy of Magnolia Pictures, scored it's R rating for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language. I can't tell if that means the few scenes of bloody violence also features disturbing images, nudity, and language, or if there's bloody violence along with the rest of the counts. Either way, it's rocking a well deserved R and that's what matters!
Finally, SPLINTER, a flick I know little about other than it's a monster movie invovling parasites and a motley crew of survivors, got hit with its R rating for violence/gore and language. Only thing missing there is nudity and you'd have yourself the perfect movie!
Overall, things are looking up for R rated horror fun this fall--nice work MPAA! REPO! hits theaters November 7th, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN opens on October 24th (against SAW V... good luck!), and SPLINTER is giving us some genre fun on Halloween, October 31st.