Let’s be real here—we’ve
all tried to pass off an unfinished project as the complete package when we
realize we overshot the deadline and would rather not have our efforts rewards
with a big red F. Why, right here at WhatCulture we’ve had to throw 1995’s
R-rated Rumpelstiltskin into a dozen articles about terrible horror flicks just
to get them up to ten entries.
Okay, so that’s not quite
true—it’s actually because Rumpelstiltskin is an underrated nineties horror
icon and we’re hoping that raising awareness might lead to a grassroots
campaign for a SyFy Channel reboot of his one-film-franchise. But that’s beside
The reality is, sometimes
productions run over budget and out of time, and the most pragmatic path for the
filmmakers to decide on is releasing the unfinished film in the hopes that the
unsuspecting public will be none the wiser. How does this tactic work out?
Well, most of the time it
goes off as well as you’d guess, since punters aren’t happy with being given a
fraction of the film they were promised. Every once in a while though, a classic
flick can get into theatres before it’s completed, and its initial unfinished
release becomes a mere piece of Hollywood curio.
With that said, here are
ten movies which made it to the multiplex before they were complete—despite the
fact that anyone could guess they weren’t quite all there yet.