Okay, I saw the Theater version and the DVD version. I could have sworn that when Carol ripped the chickens arm off, blood squirted out. But in the DVD sand poured out. Maybe I am just thinking of something else or am I right in the observation? I bet if I am right, they edited the blood to sand due to the complaints that scene got when it was in theaters.
Also, is this story suppost to take places in just one night? Or is the kid really away for several days? It doesn't make clear where reality ends and the boys imagination begins in my opinion. Because maybe in the boys imagination he was on the island for days where in reality he might have been away from home for only an hour or two. Because he does come back home after they had all finished eating dinner. Plus the book's story takes place all on the same night.
I'm just curious to know what you all think.