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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 90m 31s

Release date 24/04/2017

BBFCInsight strong gore, bloody violence

Genre(s) Horror, Science Fiction

Director(s) Jeremy Gillespie,Steven Kostanski

Cast includes Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Stephanie Belding, Kenneth Welsh, Aaron Poole, Evan Stern

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE VOID is a Canadian sci-fi horror film in which a group of people are trapped in a hospital by violent cultists.

Injury detail

A humanoid creature repeatedly slams its face onto a piece of sharp metal, then turns to face the camera to reveal that most of its face has been caved in. Other creatures are shot, resulting in explosions of blood and tissue. Dismembered bodies are shown hanging from ceilings, and there are multiple images of characters who have been partially or completely skinned.


Characters are shot and stabbed and throats are slashed, resulting in spurts and sprays of blood and occasional bloody wound detail. Several characters are pierced through the torso or limbs by tentacle-like appendages. A character is shown withdrawing a bloody pair of scissors from a corpse's eye socket.

Other issues include scenes of strong threat, when characters are attacked by mutant-like creatures and by other people. There is also frequent use of strong language, including 'f**k' and 'motherf**ker', as well as milder terms such as 'slut', 'shit' and 'bullshit'. Infrequent references to drug misuse include sight of a character's arm covered in needle marks.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


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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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