M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is finally out on Blu-ray, which means that audiences will now be able to analyze every frame of this disturbing little thriller and figure out how the director of The Sixth Sense managed to freak us out all over again. But films like Split don’t happen by accident and they don’t spring fully formed out of a filmmaker’s mind. There’s a lot of trial and error involved, and watching the film’s deleted scenes and “alternate ending” can go a long way towards understanding what makes this film so unexpectedly effective.
Here are the five things we learned from watching the film’s deleted scenes. Although none of them revolve directly around THAT moment (and if you’ve seen the film, you know which one I mean) it is definitely necessary to throw up a big ol’ SPOILER WARNING, just in case.