The ending of a film can make or break it.This is especially true for horror films. When they utilize twist endings to shock the audience, it can be a bit of a double-edged sword. The eight films below are films whose twists really came out of nowhere. Did you see any of them coming? We think not!
***SPOILERS Aplenty Below***
April Fool’s Day
Not surprisingly, April Fool’s Day wasn’t that successful when it was initially released. People were none to pleased that the slasher film they thought they were seeing turned out to not be a slasher film at all, but one big April Fool’s Day prank! Surprise! No one actually dies in the film. Interestingly enough, the film was actually never intended to be a horror film, but the studio wanted to market it as one. April Fool’s Day is actually a fairly clever film (that just celebrated its 30th anniversary) that is a ton of fun. Plus, you’ve got to laugh at the fact that a bunch of horror fans were duped in 1986.
By now, the Saw franchise has become a bit of a joke, especially with the dismal Saw: The Final Chapter concluding the franchise (though Saw VI is actually one of the better sequels). That being said, if you were one of the lucky ones who saw Saw when it first hit theaters in October of 2004, you know how shocking that ending was. No one, and I mean no one expected Jigsaw to be the “corpse” on the floor. It was one of the most jaw-dropping moments in horror movie history.