“The Village” is the tale of an isolated, old-fashioned community. Despite the fear of the creatures in the woods, the nature of people is still to push the limits of danger. Boys will stand on a tree stump at night, with their backs to the woods and their arms outstretched, and fearfully wait for the creatures to come.
There is no offensive language, sexual content or graphic violence. This movie’s negative elements are minimal and are often created by the tension of what could happen, rather than what actually does happen. However, to a child, images of the skinned livestock may be disturbing and the sight of a scary-looking creature with long teeth and claws may be frightening. There are two scenes of violence, one where a man gets stabbed twice and the second one where someone is impaled on a tree branch.
Editor’s note: I think this film is the only one I can remember that carried a PG-13 rating and contained no crude, obscene or profane language.