SCHIZOID | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 89m 11s

Release date 24/08/2020

Ratings Info strong violence, threat, bloody images, sex, nudity

Genre(s) Mystery, Thriller

Director(s) David Paulsen

Cast includes Klaus Kinski, Marianna Hill, Craig Wasson, Donna Wilkes, Richard Herd, Christopher Lloyd

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/08/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SCHIZOID is a thriller, from 1980, in which a newspaper advice columnist is plagued with threatening anonymous messages at the same time as members of her group therapy session are falling victim to a mystery killer.


There is strong violence featuring the stabbing and slashing of victims with a large pair of scissors, resulting in bloodshed and images of bloody aftermath injury.

Threat and horror

There is strong threat as the killer stalks the victims who react with fear and desperation.


A couple have intercourse in a standing position with the man thrusting between the woman's legs.


There is breast and buttock nudity in a striptease routine, and when a woman steps into a shower.

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language including uses of 'pissed', 'shit', 'ass', 'goddam' and 'my God'. There is a passing reference to rape as a policeman talks about the gruesome crimes the force is required to investigate.


88 Films Limited
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89m 11s
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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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