An ending can make or break a movie, and this is especially true in the horror genre. Filmmakers must juggle an ending that’s true to the tone of their tome vs an ending that might satisfy a larger audience. As a result, movies often film several ending; different versions are screened for trial audiences in order to gauge reactions, making final editing decisions accordingly.
Our friends at Looper have put together a video list that includes 5 examples of films that could have had much different endings. In some cases, it’s obvious the filmmakers made the right decision, while other actually would have improved the final product (at least in my opinion). World War Z, for example, wasn’t supposed to be such a saccharine, syrupy mess.
Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!