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The following death scenes were either changed or excised do to eccesive amounts of blood and gore. Made for TV versions are also different from the original.

Friday the 13th part 3 (1982)

  • The death scene of Andy showing his right leg and stomach being cut apart.
  • Vera's death including more blood and a shot of her reaction.
  • A different ending in which Chris, is killed by Jason. Instead of being attacked in the water by his mother, Chris axes Jason in the head and goes out to lay in the canoe. The night becomes dawn and Chris gets out of the canoe to go back into the cabin. Chris walks up to the front door and opens it. Right there in the door is Jason with an axe in his hand. He grabs Chris by her hair and slices her head clean off of her shoulders.
  • Edna's death was cut of excess blood.
  • The impaling of Chili with the hot poker.
  • Debbie's death showing blood spraying across her upper half.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

  • Nurse Rhonda was originally held up and gutted, but it ended up being cut out so that it only showed her being stabbed.
  • A scene cut in which Tommy shows Rob a fake guillotine. Tommy puts a stick in the guillotine. It drops and the stick is cut in two. Then, Tommy puts a fake arm in and cuts it off. Rob thinks its real and starts screaming. When Tommy starts laughing, Rob figures out that it is a joke. Trish comes in and asks Rob if he wants to stay for dinner. He doesn't.
  • One scene in which Doug and Sarah are on the porch. They stand outside and talk about not dancing.
  • In another scene, Mrs. Jarvis goes into Trish's room and tells her to go get a car part in town. Mrs. Jarvis also announces that she is going jogging before it storms.
  • A small scene cut during the time in which the Jarvis' car breaks down. In the original version, right after Trish tells Tommy to hurry up it cuts. It did continue with Tommy running up to Trish in a scary mask, scaring Trish. Tommy declares that he made the mask the first week that he got there.
  • Sarah and Doug are together in their room (before the party starts). They talk about how nice each others legs are and how nervous they are about going to the party.
  • A scene where Tommy shows Rob a toy soldier melting under a magnifying glass.
  • A scene where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub.
  • The original script had character Tommy Jarvis splitting Jason's head open with a machete at the conclusion. Tom Savini wasn't particularly enthused with this lackluster method, and after a member of his effects crew (John Vulich) toyed with a prop machete used in Dawn Of The Dead, Savini got the idea of having the machete blade plowed into Jason's head, followed by the hilt hitting the floor and the villain sliding headfirst down the blade.
  • A scene after Rob finds his shotgun broken to pieces in which he sets up a motion sensor in the woods.
  • An extra scene at the very beginning in the moving ambulance: the two paramedics converse, the female medic says "I could've had the night off" and the male responds "Well, this was an emergency, like every damn thing." We then cut to the ambulance arriving at the scene and being directed to Jason's body, which is all we see in the wide release.

Friday the 13th part 5, A New Beginning (1985)

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

    • Allen's insides were ripped out of his body by Jason. He dragged the guts and heart out; he dropped them on the ground where his heart laid steaming.
    • The triple decapitation of the 3 paintball players. The first print showed their heads being sliced right off of their shoulders.
    • The two camp counselors in the car's deaths were also trimmed: The woman speared in the water was cut of excess blood. The man was speared, lifted into the air, and then slid down the spear, leaving his insides on it.
    • Jason shoved the broken bottle into the caretaker's neck and he falls to the ground as the camera gets a close up of the blood coming out of the bottle.
    • Cort's death had a little more to it in the first print. After Cort is stabbed in the side of the head, blood begins to shoot out his head.
    • The wall-to-wall blood cabin originally had a lot more blood and guts in it. There were shots of livers and hearts running down the walls. Jason also rips his body in half, seperating him in two, but it was all thought too graphic to have in the film.
    • The backbreaking sheriff's scene had more to it. There were more screams, more bone crushing, and his legs began to kick.
    • Sissy's death was toned down. Originally, you could see her head torn off and dropped.
  • In the original script, the deaths of both Nikki and Officer Pappas were more graphic. Instead of Jason pushing Nikki's face into the wall, as we see in the wide release, Jason squeezed her throat until blood spurted out. In Officer Pappas' death, Jason originally tore off his face (literally), leaving a faceless corpse staring ahead before falling down. However, veteran Friday The 13th producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. advised director Tom McLoughlin to tone down these scenes for the film, stating that the MPAA would never give the film an "R" rating with these scenes intact.

Friday the 13th Part VII: A New Blood (1988)

  • Jason's face is constantly masked in shadows to avoid shots of his moldy, decomposing face. The complex make-up was made to conform to actor Kane Hodder's face, but was later deleted from nearly the entire movie when the MPAA deemed it "a bit too grisly".
  • Judy's sleeping bag death was cut to absolutely no gore. In the uncut version Jason slams the sleeping bag against the tree 6 times until the sleeping bag is soaked in blood.
  • Maddy's death, which is offscreen in the wide-release version, but in original prints a scythe is jammed into her neck and bursts from the other side.
  • Ben's death is much grislier. In uncut versions, Jason smashes his head into a mushy pulp and blood pours down his face.
  • Eddie's death was cut. In the original version, we see his head drop to the floor, but in the theatrical version, we only hear it.
  • Russ's head splits open as Jason hits it with an axe. This scene was also cut.
  • Amanda Shepard's death is virtually unseen in the wide release, which only shows her get stabbed from behind for a second and then cuts to Doctor Crew's shocked face. Uncut, she is impaled on the blade, which juts violently from her chest. Jason then lifts her off the ground on it and waits until she finally dies.
  • Dr. Crews was killed with a tree-trimming saw. Originally, Jason tore into his gut, spilling out a fountain of entrails and blood that spurted up into the air.
  • Melissa's death has an ax violently cleaving her face into two pieces, splitting it down the middle in a gruesome close-up that left her eyes still wiggling in their sockets. Jason then tossed her aside, which is all we see in the cut release.
  • Dan's death was also cut. There was a shot of Jason's hand ripping through the front of his body with guts attached.
  • Tina Shepard has a vision of her mother's demise at Jason's hands while driving a car. Buechler originally wanted the vision to be of Jason holding the severed head of Mrs. Voorhees, but Gulf+Western (then the parent of Paramount Pictures) wouldn't allow it.
  • A denouement scene was filmed in which a fisherman is in a boat on Crystal Lake in which then Jason rises from the lake and grabs him from behind as he's getting set up to go fishing and pulls him under. The scene was removed from the final cut, because it was deemed too close to the ending of the original Friday the 13th and Part 3.
  • Michael's death was cut. Originally, Jason rammed the spike all the way through his body, causing blood to spurt out.
  • Tina's vision of Michael getting killed was also more graphic.
  • A shot of Jason carrying a severed head into a room was also cut.
  • Kate's death was trimmed of blood flow.

Friday the 13th part 8, Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

    • Jim's death was much gorier. Originally, Jason shoves the entire spear gun through his stomach, then rips it out, causing Jim's intestines to slide out along with a large amount of blood.
    • Suzy's death was disturbingly gruesome. Jason shoves the spear through her stomach and twists it non-stop. There were close-up shots of Suzy's mouth gurgling blood and blood rapidly oozing from the spear wound. J.J.'s death was an alternate shot. In the original shot, we actually see Jason smashing J.J.'s head with the guitar.
    • Tamera's death in the original print was completely different. Originally, Jason repeatedly stabs her with a mirror shard in a shower while she's completely nude. Blood rapidly oozes from her stab wounds and Jason keeps stabbing non-stop. Later on, when Eva finds Tamara's corpse, the original shot was one featuring Tamera's fully nude body with dozens of shards of glass protruding from it.
    • The scene where the uncredited boxer gets the hot sauna rock shoved into his chest cavity was a re-shoot. Originally, Jason jammed two darts through his eye sockets, but it was deemed too graphic, and the MPAA forced the crew to re-shoot it. Even with the re-shoot, the scene had to be trimmed. Originally, there was more blood and steam, but the MPAA found even that to be too graphic.
    • The scene where the captain gets his neck sliced by Jason's bowing knife was shot five different ways. The director's desire was a shot of a huge gash wound spurting blood, but the MPAA made him choose the least gory shot, which is what appears in the final cut of the movie.
    • Wayne's death originally featured him being electrocuted for a few seconds longer.
    • The full version of Miles' death scene actually saw him land on the spikes, rather than just showing the aftermath as we see in the "R" rated version.
    • When Jason kills the first gang banger, the uncut print featured Jason's hand and the needle going all the way through the gang banger's body.
  • On the DVD commentary, the director stated that the original version of the movie was over two hours long, and he cut the following scenes for time restrictions:
    • Several scenes with Miles, who is shown to have been an Olympic diver.
    • A brief scene at the beginning in which Sean hears that Rennie won't be on the cruise, and is disappointed.
    • Several additional scenes of Tamera and Eva together were cut.
    • Before Rennie gets pushed into the water, there was originally a longer conversation between her and Colleen.

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

    • At the beginning, before Jason gets blown up by the FBI, the female cop shoots Jason in the head.
    • The fighting scene between Steven and Jason is longer. At one point Steven hides inside the climbing rack as Jason tries to grab him.
    • We see Duke being brought in the police station. Duke is brought in, having been found standing over the empty morgue cabinet that had held Diana's body.
    • In the morgue we see the coroner get some instruments from a cabinet.
    • More dialogue in the Duke interview.
    • The original ending where Steven kicks the knife in Jason's chest. Besides the giant hands there is also a creature which pulls down Jason into the ground.
    • Jason in the body of Josh kills the boyfriend of one of the waitresses after we see some dialogue between them and she leaves. Jason bangs the guy's head against a sink.
    • After the creature escapes Randy's body we see Duke fighting with it before it falls down the basement. Then there is a different dialogue where Steven asks Duke if the Voorhees which Jason has to be reborn trough must be alive.
    • Another dialogue where Robert Campbell talks on the phone in the Voorhees house while Steven hides in the closet. He says Jessica can never shut up about her family and he runs down the whole Voorhees family tree.
    • For the final edit, the character David (Jonathan Penner) and his murder were completely cut from the film. In bootleg prints, the character is dispatched by Deputy Josh (Andrew Bloch), who has been possessed by the Jason entity and who bashes David's head against a faucet.
  • Scenes in director's cut that do not appear in the R-rated version or the TV Version:
    • The sex scene is longer and more graphic.
    • Much more gory violence; nearly all characters cough up blood as they are being killed, the shot of the tent pole being rammed through the girl, the shot of the Ward's hand being broken off, the shot of Robert(Jason) crushing the girl's head and blood spurting out (she then says "go to hell"), Coroner(Jason swings the scalpel more times at the girl outside the tent.
    • The shot of the creature crawling up Diana's dress was also omitted from the R-rated version.
    • After Jason leaves Josh's body, his jaw can be seen on the floor as it melts. This was cut for the "R" rated version. The "R" version also omits most of the heart-eating scene near the beginning.
  • Scenes in the network television version that do not appear in director's cut or the R-rated version:
    • A scene in the cafe in which Steven makes a mock-prank phone call.
    • Addional dialogue in Robert and Duke's interview scene.
    • Additional dialogue in the scene where Randy and Steven fight on the roadside and pull guns on one another.
    • Extended scene in diner before Diana meets Duke.
    • Brief scene of Randy cuffing Steven before taking him to his cell.
    • Ed (chief) is introduced to Robert and tells him not to exploit Jessica as Jason's niece in the media.
    • Extended scene of Jessica walking through her darkened house after Jason cuts the power. She is seen slipping on the stairs and cutting her foot.
    • Slightly extended scene of Vicki entering the diner with the baby.
  • The following appear in the workprint version only;
    • Alternate dialogue in the cell scene with Steven and Duke.
    • After Steven escapes from the police station, there is a scene showing him hide outside the diner as Vickie enters it.
    • More dialogue in the scene where Ward finds Steven in the back of the diner adoring his baby.
    • Before Jessica goes outside her house where Jason (in Robert's body) attacks her, she is shown inside the dark house looking around the living room, and jumping at the sudden lightning storm.
    • The creature that Duke fights with has grown to become a full-sized demon before Duke throws it into the basement.
  • In the original cut of the film, Vicki has a boyfriend. Several scenes were cut but a few are shown in the TV Versions. One scene shows Vicki with Jessicas baby at her house and her boyfriend walks in. She explains why the baby's there. Another scene is when Robert(Jason in reality) goes to Vicki's place in search of the baby. Vicki left already to the diner with the baby, so Jason kills Vicki's boyfriend out of frustration. Another scene is an extension of Vicki entering the diner, Vicki walks to the door to see a sign saying that the diner is closed for the day because of Diana's death. These scenes (except for the boyfriends death) can be seen on the DVD in the TV Alternate Scenes section.
  • The original script by Jay Huguely featured Jason's brother Elias as the killer and included backstory about Pamela Voorhees' involvement in the occult. It was decided, however, that Jason needed to be the focus of the film, and Dean Lorey was brought in to re-configure the storyline. Hence, the brother was jettisoned, and the first name Elias was assigned to Jason's father.
  • The camping scene with the ill-fated Luke, Deborah, and Alexis was not part of the original script. When test audiences in early 1993 complained about the lack of sex and teenaged characters, the scene was subsequently written and filmed during a new shoot.

Jason X (2002)

  • The scene where the Janessa character is sucked through a decompressing wall has been inexplicably cut for graphic content. In the original theatrical release, Janessa is first broken and half and then painfully crushed through a small fracture in what was undoubtedly one the movie's most violent death scenes. However when this part of the movie is reached during airings on premium cable channels that normally leave their films and shows uncut & uncensored, Janessa is only given time to scream her outrage at the situation before the scene abruptly cuts to what little of her remains. Having been trimmed in this fashion, viewers are left confused about Janessa's fate. To this day fans of the film continue to question the reason for this bizarre bit of censorship.

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

  • In a flashback of Freddy's past, Freddy kills a little girl with his claws offscreen. The same girl is seen in a dream with her eyes poked out.
  • Heather, a Crystal Lake counselor is pinned to a tree by Jason in hell.
  • Trey is stabbed multiple times in the back by Jason, and then folded in half.
  • Gibb is impaled by a broken pipe by Jason.
  • Punk is impaled along with Gibb
  • Jock's neck is twisted 180 degree angle.

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