Slashed Scenes: What the MPAA Did to the Friday the 13th Series (Final Cut)

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Friday the 13th week continues here at Slasher Studios. We’ve been giving you all the bloody details behind the scenes that were deemed too “shocking” by the MPAA for you to see (view part one and two of the series HERE and HERE). More of these deleted scenes are sadly lost forever although some of made it onto the bonus features on the Friday the 13th DVDs and blurays. The following scenes were cut in order to avoid an “X” rating from the MPAA. Hope you have a bloody blast thinking about what could have been.

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Friday The 13th Part VIII: 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 far more 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.

> 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.

> 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 in the final cut, and the MPAA forced the crew to re-shot it.

> A close up shot of Julius’ head being knocked clean off was cut.

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Jason Goes to Hell (1993)

These scenes are included in the unrated DVD release.

– The doctor bites three more times into the heart. The following close-up is a little longer as well. He rubs the heart on his face.

– The woman in the tent is impaled by a spear and we also see her spit up blood (happens off screen in the R-rated version).

– The shot of the bar in Duke’s leg has been extended. Other than that the sound of him loosening his leg from the ground has been censored in the R-rated version.

– In the confrontation scene at the hospital, the killer is shot and a chunk of his face is blown off. Once again, this is not shown in the R-rated cut.

– As the killer pulled the woman towards him the blood spraying over his face is missing. Now after she said “Go to hell!” he pulls her closer and cracks her head. Blood gushes out of her head.

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Jason X (2002)

> Dr. Wimmer’s spearing death was slightly trimmed of bloodflow.

> An alternate, less gory take was used in Adrienne’s face-smashing death.

> A scene featuring a space warrior getting skewered by a screw which spins
around and around was slightly shortened.

> The scene of the Marine crawling after being cut in half is edited down.

> A short scene was cut featuring a female cadet posing with an immobile Jason.


I hope you enjoyed our series of slashed scenes from the Friday the 13th series. Have a gory good Friday the 13th and stay safe campers!!

Slashed Scenes: What the MPAA Did to the Friday the 13th Series (Part 2)

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Friday the 13th week continues here at Slasher Studios. For the next three days we will be giving you all the bloody details behind the scenes that were deemed too “shocking” by the MPAA for you to see (view part one of the series HERE). More of these deleted scenes are sadly lost forever although some of made it onto the bonus features on the Friday the 13th DVDs and blurays. The following scenes were cut in order to avoid an “X” rating from the MPAA. Hope you have a bloody blast thinking about what could have been. We will be back tomorrow with last installment of Friday the 13th slashed scenes.

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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

– Duke’s (the paramedic) line is altered when he sees Joey’s body. In the original version he says “Bunch of *******…” while in Version 2 he says “I’ll be damned…”.

– When Pam fights off Roy with the chainsaw, she hits him twice in shoulder. Only the second hit appears in the original version as the first hit was deemed “too bloody”.

– Ethel’s meat cleaver to the head was cut from the final film. In the final film, it is implied that it hits her as her head falls in the stew. In the original version, we saw the bloody impact.

– Eddie’s death was cut to avoid an “X” rating; originally blood and his cranial innards spurted out of the straps as Roy twisted them.

– When Lana the waitress is murdered with the ax, the shot of her body quivering was cut to avoid an “X” rating.

– Junior decapitated head originally “bounces” on the ground several times as his motorcycle goes fleeing off. In the final film, it only bounces once.

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Friday The 13th 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, 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.

– A scene at the very end was cut. In it, a red-haired Elias Voorhees walked to his son’s grave. Knowing he wasn’t in the casket, Elias gives the camera a wicked glare.

– Sissy’s death was toned down. Originally, you could see her head torn off and dropped.

– In the original version, Nikki was supposed to have a knife come out of the RV wall after her face. Thanks Andrew for sharing this sketch!

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The 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 repeatedly 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 in two, 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 wouldn’t allow it.

> A denouement scene was filmed in which a fisherman in a boat on Crystal Lake hooks a largemouth bass, but as he’s reeling it in, Jason rises from the lake 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.

Slashed Scenes: What the MPAA Did to the Friday the 13th Series (Part 1)

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It’s Friday the 13th week here at Slasher Studios. For the next three days we will be giving you all the bloody details behind the scenes that were deemed too “shocking” by the MPAA for you to see. More of these deleted scenes are sadly lost forever although some of made it onto the bonus features on the Friday the 13th DVDs and blurays. I hope someday we get an ultimate cut that includes all the films in their gory glory. A slasher fan can dream, right? The following scenes were cut in order to avoid an “X” rating from the MPAA. Hope you have a bloody blast thinking about what could have been. We will be back tomorrow with more Friday the 13th slashed scenes.

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Friday the 13th (1980)

– Annie’s death was a little bit longer. It showed more blood come out of her throat after it was slit.

– Jack’s death was originally longer. There was an shot of Jack from a top view. In this shot, the arrow in Jack’s throat turns, causing much more blood to shoot straight at the camera, and also in his mouth.

– Marcie’s death was a little longer. Originally, the axe hits her in the face and she slides all of the way down to the floor.

– Mrs. Voorhees’ death was actually longer. It took her a little longer to fall down and blood was squirting out of her cut neck.

– A scene showing Claudette’s death was filmed, but then left out of the final cut. Claudette was actually knifed in the neck. (this one is up for debate according to the Crystal Lake Memories documentary)

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Friday the 13th Part II (1981)

– A close-up shot Jeff and Sandra being double-impaled while having sex on the bed.

– A close up shot of Crazy Ralph and the wire cutting.

– A scene at the very end where we are shown the inside Jason’s shack and see Pamela’s face. While there, her eyes open. It was cut by Paramount for looking too fake.

– A facing shot of Mark’s face being split by the machete.

– Blood was trimmed from the shot of Jason driving the hammer in the cop’s head.

– The flashback footage showing Mrs. Voorhees decapitation was trimmed.

– Blood flow was cut from the shot of Jason driving an icepick into Alice’s head.

– Additional blood flow was cut from the shot of Jason slicing Scott’s throat.

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Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

– The death scene of Andy showed his right leg and stomach being cut apart.

– Vera’s death was longer, it included more blood and a shot of her reaction. It was cut because the board said that it looked too real.

– 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.

– Excess blood was cut from Edna’s death.

– The impaling of Chili with the hot poker was cut. Originally, the impalement was shown, along with a splash of smoldering blood.

– Debbie’s death originally showed blood spraying across her upper half.

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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 where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub. (cut by the filmmakers and included without audio on the DVD/blu)

– The original death of Axel lasted a few seconds longer with more blood and more grisly flesh shown.

– Samantha death was also cut as we were to see the full impact of the blade going through her body.