Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Classification 15- Contains strong language and infrequent bloody war violence and sex/sex references, attempted suicide scenes, horror, drug use and nudity.
Classification 18- Contains strong bloody violence, brief scene of strong sexualised threat, very strong language, sex references and strong sex.
The information above is taken from the bbfc website of recent classification decisions of a wide selection of film genres.
Thriller classification guidelines:
The differences between a 15 and an 18 certificate that would be expected within a thriller is the severity of the language, horror, gore and violence, for example a 15 would have bloody violence whereas an 18 would have strong bloody violence.
Due to this I believe our thriller should be classed as a 15, but however appeal and target a wider audience: 15 – 30 year olds.
For more information on classifications see the bbfc website: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/