Cast your minds back to the halcyon days of 1982. The Friday the 13th franchise was in its prime, and even the third installment made over $36 million from a $2.5 mil budget.
But what we were given in theaters was only one version of the story! Yes, Friday the 13th III originally had a very, very different ending, which longtime horror film alum Billy Kirkus revealed at the official Friday the 13th site.
Recap: In the original, Chris Higgins (played by Dana Kimmell) is plagued by Jason dreams, also dreaming that a moldy old Momma Voorhees bursts out of the lake and pulls her under. Meanwhile, Jason is super-dead on the floor of a barn (pictured above).
However, in the original ending, Jason had the last laugh...
Sorry, Chris...! Do you prefer the ending the studio went with for release, or do you prefer Jason's gleeful beheading of our Final Girl?
Which Friday the 13th III ending do you prefer?
Source: Friday the 13th Franchise