Rambo The Cold-Blooded Dog Murderer
First Blood, the movie that introduced John Rambo to the (non-reading) world, has the lowest body count required to qualify as a body count. If you don't count dogs, that is. To be fair, it's not entirely clear what happens to the dogs in the movie. You see them run off-screen, hear some yelps, and the rest is up to you to decide. Maybe Rambo scared them off, or taught them to yelp on command with liberal belly rubs and praise.
But the book leaves nothing to the imagination. Rambo ruthlessly shoots the dogs with a rifle from the comfort of a "cool underbush," in the process making a cop fall off a cliff.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing GroupThe book omits the moment when the cop pulls out a sign that says "Uh-oh" before falling.
So Rambo kills all the dogs ... except for one. That one he leaves to suffer in agony, with its insides spilling out of its stomach, forcing a cop to mercy-kill it. Yes, the book makes a cop shooting a dog in the head come out looking like the good guy.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing GroupThen he also slipped and fell off a cliff.
The whole thing turns out to be a ruse to distract the cops so that Rambo can kill them too. Whoever read this and saw a mainstream action movie must have had some serious imagination, been seriously psychotic ... or most likely, both.
Dinosaurs Eat A Baby In Jurassic Park
Nothing kills the mood of a blockbuster quite like babies getting eaten (Snowpiercer aside). And that's one thing Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park absolutely did not skimp on. The book goes right ahead and treats us to not one but two scenes of babies becoming dinosaur food, neither of which made it into any of the movies.
First there's a scene in which a baby in a nursery is found surrounded by small lizard-like dinosaurs. Assuming you've seen any dinosaur movie ever made, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out that they aren't standing around gushing over how cute it is. No, the gushing comes later:
Ballantine BooksEven the guy making Schindler's List thought this was too depressing.