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9 Times They Thought It Was A Good Idea To Make Kids Games Out Of R-Rated Movies

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Video game adaptations of movies have been around for decades, often trying to capitalize on the biggest new kids movie or summer blockbuster. For some reason, sometimes this ends up with video games based on very, VERY explicit movies being marketed to kids, with these 9 being the most surprising.

1) Friday the 13th (NES, 1989)


In this NES game, you play four camp counselors who have to save children from Jason. Die four times and it's all over, ending with a game over screen that says "You and your friends are dead." Y'know, for kids!


2) A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES, 1989)


You and three of your friends can team up in this colorful game about stopping a vengeful child murderer who invades people's dreams and kills them in increasingly brutal ways. Nothing says a kid's game like fighting a severed head!


3) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Atari 2600, 1983)

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A game based on the movie that pioneered the Slasher genre, this one actually has you play the villain! That's right, as Leatherface your goal is to brutally murder young women with a chainsaw. Makes for a great gift under the Christmas tree.

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4) Halloween (Atari 2600, 1983)

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Because nothing says "kids game" like evading a masked killer, who chops off your head (complete with a spurt of blood) if he catches you!

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Click to the next page for even more surprisingly inappropriate movies turned into kids games!

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