Cinema: Puerile Pilgrimage

In the hall of the big house, the child cries out for his mother. No answer. Then he looks up the stairs and sees her stumbling down toward him, arms outstretched, screaming. As she comes closer the boy can see that her throat is cut; blood is spilling over her slip and onto the staircase. She falls and dies at his feet, eyes open in horror.

Going Home, the movie that opens with this scene, is rated GP (parental guidance advised), presumably because it contains no nudity and little cussing. Such things, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, traumatize young...

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