Your Favorite Films That Had Crazy Alternate Endings

Making a movie sometimes means making changes to the script. Whether its an adaptation that needs a happier ending or a thriller that needs a dark twist, some of your favorite films had conclusions that wound up on the cutting room floor. Check out these favorite flicks that could have been very different if directors went with the first draft... (Warning: Spoilers ahead!) 

Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour has a crush on Audrey, so he names his villainous people eating plant Audrey II. In the end, Audrey II is killed by Seymour, but the original had the roles reversed. Audrey II was supposed to eat Seymour and repopulate across the globe, but test audiences really didn’t like that, so it was reshot and changed. 

Dawn of the Dead

This zombie apocalypse film ends with Peter and Francine fleeing in a partly-fueled helicopter. While scary, it’s not the worst ending the film came up with. In one version, Francine and Peter take their own life to escape the wrath of the zombies.


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The More You Know

  • They designed E.T.'s face by combining Albert Einstein, Carl Sandburg and a pug dog.
  • Jim Caviezel was struck by lightening while he was on the cross in, Passion of the Christ.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • Iron Man first appeared in the Marvel Comic “Tales of Suspense” in 1963.
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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.