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[Video] Are These the Best Horror Movie Endings of the 21st Century?

Obviously, there are huge spoilers ahead.

We recently profiled a video taking a look at 10 horror movies that were “ruined” by their twist endings, but what about the ones that ended on the most perfect of high notes?

The folks over on Looper bring us “The Best Horror Movie Endings of This Century” this week, a new video that highlights the best endings from 2001 to today.

Horror movies have to really stick the landing to last,” they write. “Whether that means coming in with a surprise twist, or an explosive event, or even a maddening cliffhanger, the final moments of any good thriller should bring together all the jump scares and eerie elements that have defined the rest of the movie.”

The site continues, “For these modern flicks, the third acts were so good that they’ll easily stand the test of time. Let’s take a look at the best horror movie endings of the century so far.”

From The Others to Get Out, watch the video below.



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COMMENTS

13 Comments
  • Baron Von Marlon
    • James Allard

      Interesting that the crazy church lady tells everyone that the only way to end the horror is to sacrifice the child….

  • Carl Chrystan

    I saw ‘Looper’ mentioned and so I thought I’d give this vid a miss. Then I thought, No, hang on, Carl, don’t be so judgmental,’ so I watched it. Then I realised why I’d seen the word ‘Looper’ and thought I should have given it a miss. They’re the masters of trolling the internet and finding out what people are talking about and then repackaging it so like it’s their idea!

    My personal selection for best endings:
    – Eden Lake (upsetting!)
    – Martyrs (after everything that happens, the credits roll with the two protagonists as little girls – makes me well up!)
    – You’re Next (she didn’t think of that!)

    And, for some reason, even though the film is absolute crap, the ending of ‘Contracted’ really hit me. Maybe it’s because that amazing Nicholas Megalis song kicks in as the credits come.

    • Jeff Eastwood

      I had totally forgotten how Eden Lake ended. Thanks for mentioning it.

  • I would add the ending to The Human Centipede 2 to the list but, for obvious reasons, I’m in the minority on that one. Aside from delivering on the shock factor, dark atmosphere, and extreme gore, I thought that film was an excellent character study and a genuine commentary on censorship.

  • Jay Bennett

    I aint watching a looper video, but as long as Saw and The Mist are on there Im happy

    • I just skimmed through it, TBH. Like WatchMojo, Screenrant, and WhatCulture, they rely heavily on recycled material, common knowledge, and all-around clickbait.

      • Jay Bennett

        Seriously doubt most of these writers have seen most of the movies on the list considering how quickly they pump a top 10 out

        • Nahuel Benvenuto

          and as usual, mainstream movies only

          • Jay Bennett

            They just hop on another top 10 to get the movies lol

    • Jeff Eastwood

      The Mist’s ending felt like a literal punch to the gut. Brilliant.

  • Porst

    I’ll give a nod to some Finnish horror: Sauna (2008) has a great ending. Everyone is forced to face their war crimes, and the village stays hidden. The political plot is almost in the background, and it seems like the corrupting evil will even kill innocent children. But the information about the border sent down river means Russia believes the land belongs to Sweden-owned Finland, and Sweden thinks the land belongs to Russia. Nobody has any reason to ever go there again to find out what happened.

  • diapers

    Article that just links to some youtube vid = LAME.

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