Nutters are urging councils to bar horror film Saw VI as 'concerns mount' over its grisly content.
The certificate 18 movie, which has shocking scenes of murder and torture, is set for release at Halloween.
However local authorities are able to block films and Tory MP Julian Brazier has urged them to ban Saw VI .
He said: The British Board of Film Classification is passing more and more violent films.
But councils do have the power to ban such films and I welcome any taking this tough line.
Vivienne Pattison, director of Mediawatch, called for tighter controls. She said: Studies link exposure to film violence with violent behaviour. If there is the slightest chance that media violence can cause harm, is it worth the risk?
[always worth considering parallels with religion. Studies link exposure to religion with violent behaviour. If there is the slightest chance that religion can cause harm, is it worth the risk?]
But Sue Clark of the BBFC said: We believe adults should be free to choose their own entertainment.