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Is Sweeeney Todd scary?

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This is a frequently asked question from Google. Since Sweeney Todd is my all-time favourite film, I thought it would be fun to answer this here.


The short answer is: no.


Sweeney Todd has a certificate rating of 18, or R. However, this is because of graphic bloody violence, rather than horror.


In fact, Sweeney Todd could be a good gateway film for horror, as you can test your stomach with the bloody violence, without the fear of jump scares or other terrifying moments.


Sweeney Todd has a LOT of blood in it, but it is not a scary film.


SWEENEY TODD CERTIFICATE RATINGS BY COUNTRY

(from IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408236/parentalguide/certificates?ref_=tt_stry_pg)


Argentina:16

Australia:MA15+

Austria:14

Brazil:16

Canada:18A (British Columbia)

Canada:13+ (Québec)

Chile:18

Czechia:15

Denmark:15

Finland:K-18

France:12

Germany:16

Greece:K-17

Hong Kong:III

India:A

Ireland:16

Ireland:18 (DVD rating)

Israel:18

Italy:VM14

Japan:R-15

Malaysia:18PL

Mexico:C

Netherlands:16

New Zealand:R16

Norway:15

Philippines:R-18

Poland:18

Portugal:M/16

Romania:I.M.-18

Russia:18+

Singapore:M18

South Africa:16

South Korea:18

Spain:13

Spain:16 (TV rating)

Sweden:15

Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva)

Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud)

Taiwan:R-18

Turkey:18+

United Kingdom:18

United States:R (certificate #43914)

United Arab Emirates:Not Rated (self-applied)