Best Shock Ending

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What's the Best Shock Ending?

Poll closed Sep 24, 2013.
  1. April Fool's Day (1986)

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  2. Carnival of Souls (1962)

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  3. Carrie (1976)

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. Don't Look Now

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. Final Destination 5

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. Friday the 13th (1980)

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Haute Tension

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  9. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  10. Psycho

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  11. Saw

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  12. Se7en

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  13. Sleepaway Camp

    38 vote(s)
    33.6%
  14. The Blair Witch Project

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  15. The House of the Laughing Windows

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  16. The Mist

    7 vote(s)
    6.2%
  17. The Shining

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  18. The Sixth Sense

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  19. The Wicker Man

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  20. Other (specify in thread)...

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    I went with Se7en because it was the one that affected me most. I was a relative virgin to that kind of psychologically bent film when I watched it. All of the kills leading up to it are revolting in their own ways and the (second) last one was no different. I couldn't believe a film could be so heartless. After watching it I felt like I had ascended (descended?) to some greater level of horror fan.

    Funny, I was trying to do a Brad Pitt impersonation this past weekend and the quote I chose was, "No Jon, we would have caught you eventually."
     
  2. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    All of the above, but went with Sleepaway Camp.
     
  3. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    What makes Wicker Man's ending so great is that it actually IMPROVES subsequent viewings of the film (compared to a lot of "shock endings" which only work once...including the one I voted for!). A lot of people complain that The Wicker Man has "too much singing and dancing", or that "it's not horror, it's a musical" (by the way, it's definitely horror, especially what happens to that cask of ale later in the film...but I digress).

    Those complaints may be true the first time you see it, but when you watch it again, you'll see that every action by the islanders is meant to
    lure Sgt. Howie to the Wicker Man
    , something I think is given away too much in the so-called "director's cut". It's why I prefer the theatrical cut.
     
  4. 17thJuggalo

    17thJuggalo Active Member

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    Had to go with Night of the Living Dead.

    The death of the main protagonist was so sudden especially after all he had been through the previous night. Plus the allusions to racism and the documentary-like footage put it over the top as far as the shock factor goes.
     
  5. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Those still images at the end are really unsettling
     
  6. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Sorry you guys, Sleepaway Camp is the only answer. Nice to see it's winning in a landslide, since it is the only answer and all.
     
  7. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Went with NOTLD also. Can't imagine what it was like for audiences back then.
     
  8. Dobby

    Dobby Well-Known Member

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    As if anything could ever beat Sleepaway Camp (((sigh))).
     
  9. Franco

    Franco Weekender

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    Definitely, SLEEPAWAY CAMP's was the best shocking ending of all times... I couldn't come out easily from my surprise the day I watched it for the first time xD
     
  10. Vortex

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    A Reflection of Fear
     
  11. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Thrash or be Thrashed

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    I'd say Final Destination 5 with The Mist and Sleepaway Camp afterwards.
     
  12. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    I very much agree. The ending of The Wicker Man still disturbs me every time. Make that two votes.
     
  13. Stige

    Stige Active Member

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    FINALLY I'm not alone anymore:banana:

    and I guess I understand the sleepaway camp following, it was a shock. But honestly there was no way anyone could have guessed, going by the shadow of the killer, and the killers appearance etc throughout the film. And well,......Aunt Martha clearly wasn't all there to begin with.

    Spoiler alert

    The biggest shock was a gay couple having sex in the beginning in 1983 and a GASP penis
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  14. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    The damn sequel to Sleepaway should have been about Aunt Martha!!! Not a brainless, straight man's redux of the first movie.
     
  15. tasos

    tasos New Member

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    It has to be Don't look now ...
     

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