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BETTER WATCH OUT

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BETTER WATCH OUT

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 89m 6s

BBFCInsight strong violence, threat, sex references, very strong language

Genre(s) Comedy, Horror

Director(s) Chris Peckover

Cast includes Dacre Montgomery, Olivia DeJonge, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/08/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BETTER WATCH OUT is an Australian horror comedy in which a young woman is terrorised while babysitting a 12-year-old boy on Christmas Eve.

Violence

Characters are stabbed with pencils or knives, whacked with baseball bats and blasted with shotguns, often accompanied by large spurts of blood. One character is hanged from a tree and another decapitated by a swinging paint can. There is an element of sadism to some of the violence, but the impact is mitigated by a blackly comic tone and a lack of grisly detail.

Threat

Threat is sustained throughout as the main character is tied up and terrorised by her captors. It is initially suggested that the villain's motivations may be sexual, but it soon becomes apparent he is more interested in manipulation, control and violence.

Sex

Verbal sex references are frequent and occasionally crude, with talk of 'sucking cock' and girls 'getting wet'. In one scene two young characters play a game of 'f**k marry kill' about the characters on a cartoon series.

Language

There is strong language ('motherf**ker' and 'f**k') throughout, as well as a single use of very strong language ('c**t'). Milder terms include 'bitch', 'shit', 'pussy' and 'cock'.

Details

Title
BETTER WATCH OUT
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
07/03/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
89m 6s
BBFC reference
AVF354460
Remarks
16:9

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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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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