Harry Potter fans are quick to point out the myriad ways in which the books differ from the movies. Considering he's the titular hero, many of these changes revolve around Harry and his comrades at Hogwarts. There are, however, plenty of significant, disturbing differences that involve Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. From Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew's violent self-strangulation to Amycus Carrow getting tortured by Harry's Cruciatus Curse in Deathly Hallows, there are many chilling Death Eater moments that never made it from from the books to the big screen.
If you love the Potterverse, check out his list of Death Eater moments from the books that were too disturbing for the movies and vote up the most intense.
Greyback's Perverse Obsession With HermionePhoto: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 / Warner Bros. Pictures
Fenrir Greyback is an evil character; there's no doubt about that. The Death Eater-werewolf takes pleasure in attacking his victims and heeds every command of Lord Voldemort. What's particularly sinister about him, though, is the way he speaks about Hermione. While at Malfoy Manor, Greyback not only talks about wanting to eat her, but implies that he might have other plans for the young heroine.Too intense for the movies?
Severus Snape's Bloody DeathPhoto: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 / Warner Bros. Pictures
While technically Nagini does bite the Half-Blood Prince in the movie version, it's not actually seen on-screen. The attack is fierce, violent, and bloody, which was probably a little too much to pull off in a rated PG-13 release.Too intense for the movies?
The Quidditch World Cup TorturingPhoto: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Warner Bros. Pictures
Quidditch can be a violent and dangerous game, which the Harry Potter movies never shied away from depicting on screen. One moment they did leave out, though, is when the Death Eaters torture a muggle family during the Quidditch World Cup by hanging them upside down, exposing their underwear.Too intense for the movies?
Peter Pettigrew's StrangulationPhoto: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 / Warner Bros. Pictures
In Deathly Hallows: Part I, Peter Pettigrew gets stunned by Dobby, thus ending his on-screen journey. If you take to the pages, however, Pettigrew's end is much more grim. While attempting to kill Harry, Pettigrew's artificial hand turns on him. He strangles himself to death as Harry and Ron attempt to stop his unwilling suicide.Too intense for the movies?