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M3GAN's Producers Assure Horror Fans The Film's PG-13 Rating Won't Dampen The Scares

"M3GAN" isn't even in theaters yet, and there's already a ton of buzz surrounding it. The first trailer mesmerized audiences in the mood to keep the horror renaissance we find ourselves in to keep going. The titular doll's proclivity for dancing and that cold, dead look in her eyes made her an instant meme, and the memes will only keep coming when the movie finally comes out on January 6, 2023. 

However, some people have to rain on other people's parades by suggesting the movie won't be a masterpiece just because it'll be rated PG-13 instead of R. That obviously means it won't be as bloody as it could be, but ratings don't necessarily indicate a film's overall quality. But try telling that to one Twitter user, who wrote, "Cheesy, mainstream #horror from a cheesy, mainstream studio. Of course it's going to be PG13...you don't want to make it too scary or bloody."

Now, producers Jason Blum and Jason Wan are speaking out on the PG-13 rating, and they suggest horror fans have nothing to worry about in the slightest. 

They wanted teens to be able to see M3GAN

The Hollywood Reporter asked the producers about the PG-13 rating, and Jason Blum pointed out, "Some of the scariest movies of all time are PG-13, so I don't put too much stock in the bellyaching. Go see the movie, and then tell me about it." He has a point; plenty of films have elicited scares through a PG-13 lens, from older flicks like "Night of the Comet" to newer offerings like "A Quiet Place" and "Insidious." It's entirely possible for filmmakers to terrify audiences without relying on an excessive amount of gore. 

James Wan followed this up by saying, "Listen, I've done PG-13 films and I've done R-rated films. So I think it's about whatever is most suitable for the film, and even though M3GAN is a scary movie, teenagers will really dig this. They'll really like it, and I think it will speak to them in a big way." If the trailers are any indication, "M3GAN" is bound to have plenty of iconic scares. From pushing a boy in front of a truck to using a pressure washer on a woman, M3GAN will have a streak to rival all of the great movie monsters. 

And if Universal has its way, there will be more M3GAN in the years to come.