What happens when a damn good movie… has a pretty bad final act?
I’ll never forget the first time I watched High Tension, a 2003 French film that I’m a huge fan of… for the most part. The movie that put Alexandre Aja on the map, perhaps more than any other horror movie in recent memory, suffers from a final act twist that just doesn’t quite work, damaging what was an otherwise great film up to that point.
What are some other horror movies that are hurt by their twist? The folks over on What Culture just plucked out 10 of their own picks, cutting together a video to highlight what happens when a twist does little more than encourage a star reduction on Letterboxd.
As a heads up, here are all the films spoiled in the video:
- Tesis (Thesis)
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
- The Awakening
- Take Shelter
- The Forgotten
- The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence
- The Village
- High Tension
Now that you’ve been warned, feel free to watch below.