Patrick Hockstetter Cut Scenes (SPOILERS)

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LilCoffinhunter

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I'm not sure if this has already been covered (I couldn't find it in another post) but on the Stephen King Reddit community many months ago, a photo was posted of a film prop of Patrick Hockstetter's rotting corpse. It was definitely from the film because he was wearing the same cat t-shirt and it was a fairly life-like prop. Also, when we see him in the film, he is startled by the zombie children but shortly after falling down, we see his face covered in blood. Allegedly, there was an uncut scene showing the children actually attacking Patrick as well as Pennywise mauling him at the end. I'm not sure whether to believe this since horror elements seem like a strange choice to trim from a horror movie but I've seen the corpse prop so that was definitely cut for some reason. Does anyone have any information on this? As most readers will attest, Hockstetter was one of the most disturbing parts of the novel and I can understand them not going into all of his story but, as much as I loved the movie, I did leave feeling like the Bowers gang were underutilized.
 

GNTLGNT

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I'm not sure if this has already been covered (I couldn't find it in another post) but on the Stephen King Reddit community many months ago, a photo was posted of a film prop of Patrick Hockstetter's rotting corpse. It was definitely from the film because he was wearing the same cat t-shirt and it was a fairly life-like prop. Also, when we see him in the film, he is startled by the zombie children but shortly after falling down, we see his face covered in blood. Allegedly, there was an uncut scene showing the children actually attacking Patrick as well as Pennywise mauling him at the end. I'm not sure whether to believe this since horror elements seem like a strange choice to trim from a horror movie but I've seen the corpse prop so that was definitely cut for some reason. Does anyone have any information on this? As most readers will attest, Hockstetter was one of the most disturbing parts of the novel and I can understand them not going into all of his story but, as much as I loved the movie, I did leave feeling like the Bowers gang were underutilized.
Worried that Patrick might tell his friends about the incident, Henry blackmails Patrick, threatening to tell the police about his "secret fridge", the very fridge that, for months, Patrick had shoved animals he'd captured into so he was able to watch/hear them suffer.
After Henry stormed out of the junkyard, Patrick played by himself with the lighter for a while before getting cold feet and headed off to dispose of the dead animals that he kept in his fridge, scared that Henry's bluff was real. He opened the fridge door only to be attacked by It in the form of flying leeches (leeches were his worst fear from when he was eight after having to have had his father pull leeches of a screaming Patrick after taking a swim in a lake). The parasites had drained him of the majority of his blood and eventually dragged away the unconscious Patrick. The boy awoke only to experience It had already begun feeding on him.

In the film, Patrick's death was implied; his worst fear is zombies instead of leeches and he is trapped and attacked by Pennywise[\spoiler]
 

Spideyman

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I'm not sure if this has already been covered (I couldn't find it in another post) but on the Stephen King Reddit community many months ago, a photo was posted of a film prop of Patrick Hockstetter's rotting corpse. It was definitely from the film because he was wearing the same cat t-shirt and it was a fairly life-like prop. Also, when we see him in the film, he is startled by the zombie children but shortly after falling down, we see his face covered in blood. Allegedly, there was an uncut scene showing the children actually attacking Patrick as well as Pennywise mauling him at the end. I'm not sure whether to believe this since horror elements seem like a strange choice to trim from a horror movie but I've seen the corpse prop so that was definitely cut for some reason. Does anyone have any information on this? As most readers will attest, Hockstetter was one of the most disturbing parts of the novel and I can understand them not going into all of his story but, as much as I loved the movie, I did leave feeling like the Bowers gang were underutilized.
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Neesy

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Hmm, I'm sorry, I wish there was another way for me to share it. Maybe you can try going straight to the URL?

[Edit by moderator: Am including the link if anyone wants to take a look.]
:barf:

Ewww - yuk - that is pretty bad

:shame_pig:

I'm afraid to click on it again, but it looked like he was holding a hot dog bun (guess I won't be having any hot dogs for awhile!) :sour:xD
 
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