Steven Spielberg‘s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is a classic in many movie goers minds but did you know that the E.T. sequel (E.T. 2 aka E.T. II) was being developed as an alien horror movie? Original film director Steven Spielberg and writer Melissa Mathison met and created a 9-page continuation on the E.T. story, and this sequel included scary evil aliens performing cattle mutilations and other horrifying acts.
What a different take on the E.T. story.
Fans of the original would have been shocked to see the completely different turn of events in this sequel.
The horror movie that E.T. II would be:
Elliot (Henry Thomas) races with his siblings (Michael and Gertie) after calling his friends (Steve, Tyler, and Greg) to meet them at the forest expecting to see his little friend. Things would have then taken a sudden turn as he, his siblings, and his friends would have been met by a new group of terrifying aliens.
Abducted and aboard the evil mother ship, they are then treated to mental and physical torture!
When the children regain their senses, they are surrounded by the evil alien creatures who were hiding in the forest. The creatures are carrying some kind of dagger. Elliott advances in a friendly gesture but barely escapes being bitten, or even killed, by the alien’s razor-sharp teeth! Several of the aliens bare their fangs from time to time to show they mean business. Korel orders that the children be brought aboard. Reluctantly Elliott and his friends follow.
In the hours that follow, Elliott and his companions are questioned extensively. But the aliens will not accept the truth in their responses. While one child is interrogated, another is being examined. Gertie is crying and calling for Mary and E.T. for help. The others endure (as their war-gaming experiences have taught them).
Shocking!? Drew Barrymore would have returned as Gertie to be one of the siblings tortured in the entire second act, an entire second act of torture. What?
The ending act would have included E.T. returning a hero saving his friends.
Suddenly we hear a strange resonating hum throughout the ship, yet it is not coming from within the ship. All the evil aliens freeze. A hatch opens to reveal E.T. with his glowing finger raised and his heart-light pulsating.
Enjoy the videos below from various sources all discussing the E.T. sequel aka E.T. II film.
The Real Reason Fans Never Got To See An E.T. Sequel via Looper
After Hours - Why the Most Terrifying Movie Alien Isn’t Who You Think via Cracked
E.T. 2: Nocturnal Fears: REJECTED MOVIE IDEAS via Rejected Ideas
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