What if some of your favourite movies were to have ended on a different note? What if the characters you’d grown to love and care for were to meet a different fate from what was really shown on the big screen? What if this iconic character was to kick the bucket instead of live before the end credits rolled? What if the movie was to take on a whole other meaning from what you interpreted from its theatrical release? What if the film was released with the filmmakers’ original plans intact? Would the film be as iconic? Would it have been ruined? Would it have been better? Would it have gotten a sequel? Would it have even seen the light of day?
After cinema-going audiences had caught a whiff of the luscious flavour of red corn syrup in the 1970s, they were thirsty for more; horror was about to take an eventful trip into Bloodville. Body horror culminated in the 1980s, from bodily invasion to general dismemberment, this most likely stemming from the demon fetus in 1968′s “Rosemary’s Baby,” the chest-bursting extraterrestrials in 1979′s “Alien,” and the limb-mutilating power tool from 1974′s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Buckets of guts was the new “in thing,” and has continued with this status for quite some time.
In sword fights to the death, there seems to be some kind of code of chivalry that dictates their actions and makes the fight fair. You would expect chivalry and that crap from good guys, after all, it is their job. But bad guys are bad for a reason: they don’t play by the rules. So why do villains often do the same sort of chivalrous behavior as their Heroic counterparts?