Kiddie Flix

According to a recent study from Dartmouth Medical School, more than 2.5 million children between the ages of 10 and 14 have seen a (gasp!) R-rated movie. Not only that, some violent films like Blade, Hollow Man, and Bride of Chucky have "huge child audiences," although none of these movies were released within the last seven years (which begs the question: who the hell is still watching Bride of Chucky?). Researchers asked children if they had viewed various movies that had been released in the past few years and found that 12.5% of children had seen R-rated film with "the most extreme examples of graphic violence." Sadly, the researchers didn't ask children how they saw the films (in movie theaters, on DVDs with their parents, or on the internet) which would seem to be a huge factor in a study about what children are watching. [USA Today]


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