Our film opening is aimed at teenagers, specifically 15 years of age or above, up to people in their mid 20s. This is because the characters are of a similar age to the audience so they will be able to relate to a night out with friends, messing about which could intensify the horror making it more realistic. If I had to give it a BBFC rating I would give it a 12 because according to http://www.bbfc.co.uk
Horror of moderate or physical threat may be permitted, provided disturbing scenes are not frequent or sustained. Nudity is allowed but in sexual context must be brief and discreet. Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood but occasional gore moments may be permitted if justified by the context.
However after conducting more research on existing film rating of this genre we have made more structured ideas about how our film would continue. Our film opening is quite tame in comparison to the rest of the film so we have reconsidered our overall rating, not just basing it on the opening we have created. Our overall rating would be 15 films that are 15 rated as well are:
1. The Exorcist
2. The Shining
4. The Entity
6. Sixth Sense
7. The Others
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street (the first one)
11. Evil Dead
15. The Ring
Our film would include scenes of violence but wouldn't show pain or injury so cannot be counted as a 18 rated movie. Also nudity is permitted but not too much, which is similar to our opening two minutes and strong language is permitted, within our opening two minutes the actress blasphemed by saying "oh my God" in the woods scene, this indicates that the overall film should be a 15.
Here are some films within the 21st century that have been rated 18
Friday the 13th
(Marcus Nispel, 2009)
USA Box Office: $64,997,188 UK Box Office: £1,955,271