Scenes that were trimmed down:
When Lana the waitress is murdered
with the ax, the shot of her body hitting the ground and quivering
was cut to avoid an X rating in the U.S.
In the television version of this
film, there is a shot of the paramedic saying "I'll be
damned" after he pulls the sheet off Joey's mangled body,
replacing the shot of Joey's body itself.
The following scenes were cut from
Joey and Robin were in a barn.
Robin would put a piece of candy in Joey's mouth. Every time he ate
a candy, she would give Joey a kiss. It was cut because of time
Robin's machete death was
originally shown. The knife went through her chest, causing blood to
spray across her upper half.
There was more of a shot of the
cleaver in Jake's face. Blood protruded out of the wound and down to
his neck. The scene was cut because Paramount was dissatisfied with
how it looked.
There was a scene of Junior's head
being cut off.
A more graphic scene of Joey's
death was filmed. His innards shot out of his back as he was stabbed
Violet was supposed to be killed
by the machete in between the legs, however the board found it
offensive and cut it from the script.
In the original shooting script,
the opening scene was much different. In it, Corey Feldman and Jason
were taken to the same hospital after the murders. Tommy goes crazy
and kills all of the orderlies and patients while trying to get to
Jason. He finally finds him, but Jason rises and attacks Tommy.
Then, Tommy wakes up in the back of the mental hospital van.
Before the above scene is a scene
of Violet in her room which originally was part of a scene which
occurred a few minutes later. When the scene happens a few minutes
later, the footage that was previously used is not present.
When Pam fights off Roy with the
chainsaw, she hits him twice in shoulder. Only the second hit
appears in the original version.
When Roy dies, the camera stays on
Pam, Tommy and Reggie instead of showing Roy falling on the spikes.
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.