Is Skinamarink Rated R?

By Jessica Fontaine
Published: February 9, 2023 (Last updated: March 30, 2023)

Is Skinamarink rated R? We discuss the popular horror movie’s rating, whether it has gore, and how old the kids are.

Skinamarink is a 2022 horror film directed by Kyle Edward Ball. It is currently available to stream on Shudder, Roku, Sling, and Amazon Prime. With just a $15,000 budget, the film hit $2 million at the box office. The popular analog horror film has an obscure plot that leaves many details unclear. It also doesn’t rely on violence, gore, and other typical horror elements, so many people are wondering what rating it must have.

Is Skinamarink Rated R?

Skinamarink is not rated. This means it has not received a rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Horror movies that are not rated make it difficult to decide what ages they are appropriate for.

With that being said, Skinamarink is not appropriate for children and should probably be treated as if it has an R rating. This is because it is a psychologically disturbing film where two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their parents missing, and the doors and windows in their house have disappeared.

Throughout Skinamarink, the kids experience supernatural events, including a strange voice giving them creepy commands. The whole film seems to be the events of the main character’s nightmare that viewers are experiencing with him. This may be disturbing for younger viewers as it could remind them of childhood fears and nightmares.

Does Skinamarink have gore?

Skinamarink manages to be a terrifying and successful horror film without even having that much gore. Pretty much the whole film is a psychological thriller, but there is one scene toward the end where blood is seen splattering on a window.

However, we don’t see where the blood is coming from, and no one is ever seen enduring an injury.

How old are the kids in Skinamarink?

Skinamarink follows a 4-year-old boy named Kevin and his 6-year-old sister Kaylee. After their parents, windows, and doors disappear, the kids start hearing a mysterious voice. The children’s young ages make them vulnerable enough for the strange voice to convince them of its evil abilities and control their actions. Further, the kids being so young makes the film more disturbing because it reminds viewers of the nightmares they experienced as children.

On IMDb, Skinamarink’s current rating is 5.1/10, and its rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 71%. My review here on Ready Steady Cut reads:

“Skinamarink presents a disturbing replay of childhood nightmares. A slow-burn masterpiece, it will leave you equally puzzled and unsettled.”

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