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THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA

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THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 74m 36s

Release date 08/05/2017

Director(s) Tony E. Valenzuela

Cast includes Robert Adamson, Jarrett Sleeper, Alex Frnka, Sean Whalen, Conchata Ferrell, Riley Bodenstab

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA is a horror film in which some teenagers spend a night in a house famous for a series of unsolved grisly murders.

Violence

There are several sequences featuring strong bloody violence, with close-up detail of injuries. Characters, including children, are hacked at with axes, and there is sight of bloody gunshot and knife wounds.

Threat

Strong threat includes a sequence in which a drugged and possessed teen patrols a house trying to kill other teenagers with a knife. There are also supernatural sequences in which ghosts encourage characters to do antisocial or violent things, including one young man being tempted to take his life to join his dead mother.

Sex

There are several strong sex references during a subplot about a female character who has had video images of her having sex posted online. She is called a 'whore' and nicknamed 'sticky fingers'. Several teenage characters discuss sexual activity in crude terms. We also see possessed characters trying to seduce each other, kissing and writhing sexually.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k'), some of which is aggressive, as well as milder bad language.

There is brief sight of teenage boys smoking marijuana, verbal references to child abuse, and the homophobic bullying of a character who is called a 'faggot'.

Details

Title
THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA
Also known as
VILLISCA
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Gilt Edge Media
Classified date(s)
19/04/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
74m 36s
BBFC reference
AVR350361
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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