Though Hogwarts is plagued by the reemergence of the Dark Lord and his followers, the wizarding world of Harry Potter still remains mostly whimsical and inspiring. That's true in the movies, anyway. In the pages of J.K. Rowling's seven-book series, things are a lot (really, a lot) darker. Torture is prominent, and not just from villains like Tom Riddle and the Death Eaters, but from otherwise lovable characters like Fred and George Weasley. There are fates worse than death. Such is true for poor Neville Longbottom's parents, as well as for Barty Crouch Jr. Some characters didn't even make it into the movies because their stories are so upsetting, like that of depressed and alcoholic Winky the house elf.
Whether you're an expert on the books or a casual fan of the movies, you're sure to be disturbed by this list of moments from Harry Potter that didn't make it onto the big screen.
Greyback's Lust For Hermione
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?
Fred And George Weasley Put A Student In Solitary Confinement
Ron Weasley's older brothers Fred and George mostly come off as affable, kind-of goofy side characters. However, in Order of the Phoenix, the brothers lock a Slytherin student named Montague in a Vanishing Cabinet for months, which almost kills him.Too intense for the movies?
Peter Pettigrew Chokes Himself To Death
In Deathly Hallows Part 1, 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?
Nagini Bites Snape
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?