The script was written with Arnold Schwarzenegger in mind for the lead, an architect who survives the apocalypse by stocking his swimming pool with fish and collecting an almost comical supply of machine guns. As a plus for non-Schwarzenegger fans, he would've played a largely silent role, with nary a "suck" pun to be heard.
The script is packed with action-filled scenes that are much more appropriate for Arnold, too -- like one in which he reverses his car through dozens of creatures in a back alley while simultaneously punching the one in his passenger seat. We can't say this would have been more true to Richard Matheson's novel, but it would have been, in critical terms, "hilariously badass."
Freddy vs. Jason Involved Cheech & Chong And Child Molestation
Bringing Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees together on film took longer than perhaps any other blatant cash grab in history. As you can imagine, it went through a number of rewrites, and along the way, it picked up garbage like a snowball rolling through decades of cigarette butts and used condoms.
In an early draft titled Nightmare 13: Freddy Meets Jason, the legendary monsters face off in a hellish arena, along with Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Hitler. It's handled with exactly the gravity you expect. At one point Bundy falls over, apparently dead of a gunshot wound to the head, then gets back up and tosses off an "Oh, you!" at Oswald in the balcony. This is after Freddy chases a girl around in the form of "The Boogerman," a booger monster. It ends with a tastefully shot POV of the girl he inhales "clinging to one of hundreds of pointed tree trunks jutting out from the circular walls -- Freddy's nose hairs."