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View Poll Results: What is your Favorite Shock Ending?
Carnival Of Souls (1962) 2 1.80%
Friday the 13th 10 9.01%
Night Of The Living Dead (1969) 19 17.12%
Sleepaway Camp 44 39.64%
Carrie 14 12.61%
The Wicker Man 18 16.22%
They Live! 2 1.80%
Happy Birthday To Me 1 0.90%
A Nightmare On Elm Street 0 0%
Demons 1 0.90%
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Old 10-20-2001, 08:51 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Best Shock Ending

Perhaps one of the main elements that can make of break a horror film is its ending. Everyone remembers that one ending that shocked you and threw you off guard. So I thought it would be neat if we could rate a few of the classic shock endings.

I realize not everyone's pick is there, but just work with what's up there, it is never any fun when people vote Other!

So take a deep breath and vote at your own risk!
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Old 10-20-2001, 10:54 PM   #2
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omg! its a b....!

mine is the naked truth ending in Sleepaway Camp. like i said in another thread before, this ending always gives me the creeps...i also liked Carrie's ending, even though i knew what was going to happen when i saw it for the first time.

how bout the ending in City of the Living Dead ? kinda surprising and disappointing at the same time...

cool poll rhett, could have been one of mine ...
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Old 10-21-2001, 05:05 AM   #3
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The first time I saw Friday the 13th, the shock ending almost made me hit the roof!
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Old 10-22-2001, 07:20 AM   #4
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Smile Nice poll, rhett.

Sleepaway Camp's ending takes the cake. Friday the 13th would be my second choice. Miner's sequels aped that classic ending with mixed results.
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Old 10-22-2001, 08:14 AM   #5
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Great idea for a poll, out of all of these choices i would have to choose the ending to `The Wickerman` clever stuff and pretty unnerving! but my favorite shock ending of all time is the maniac killer at the finale of `Dont Look Now` *shiver* now thats the stuff nightmares are made of
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Old 10-22-2001, 10:58 AM   #6
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Have'nt seen all of the mentioned movies, but out of the ones I have seen I'd have to go with Night Of The Living Dead! Talk about a perfect downbeat ending!! Sad, simple and nihlistic as hell - thats the stuff dreams are made of
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Old 10-22-2001, 11:11 AM   #7
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Wow! Happily suprised not to hear mention of SIXTH SENSE or THE OTHERS!!
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Old 10-22-2001, 03:57 PM   #8
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I voted "Night Of The Living Dead". That ending wuz more of a "pisser" than a "shocker"! After homie went through all that sh*t.......tsk, tsk, tsk!!!
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Old 10-23-2001, 05:24 AM   #9
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Wow, glad to see all the results so close!

As for my vote, I am in the same boat as Mark (as usual ). Sleepaway Camp rules the roost, with Friday a close second. In Friday the 13th you could kind of see it coming...with the open shot of the girl in the lake and the upbeat music, but in SC it all came out at you before you really had any time to contemplate it.

It is a tough pick though, I really like all the endings!

As far as The Sixth Sense...it was either that or COS, and since (SPOILER) COS did that ending more than 40 years before Sixth Sense, I thought it deserved the recognition.
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Old 10-27-2001, 05:22 AM   #10
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I for one will never keep the Wicker Man waiting.
A shock ending that qualifies as truly disturbing (listen to the goats literally screaming as Chris Lee and Gang merrily hum along.
The ending kept me in horrified tears, and its a good thing.
the Lim. ED has the whole shebang on the end.
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Old 11-02-2001, 04:27 AM   #11
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I give my nod to Carrie. I always was cocky about never ever jumping during a horror movie growing up. Well ... I left my guard down at the end of Carrie and ... boy did I jump ... my butt left the seat... winner!
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Old 07-26-2003, 08:00 PM   #12
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Hm - out of those, Wicker Man.

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Old 07-26-2003, 09:25 PM   #13
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I voted Sleepaway Camp.But I always remember the ending of Friday 2 being one of the scariest scenes.When they are petting Muffin, and everything seems like its gonna be OK, and the "it's okay" music is playing when all the sudden, AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, here comes you know who.
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Old 07-27-2003, 02:54 AM   #14
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All these movies kick ass, but my vote is for Sleepaway Camp. I saw that when I was quite a youngster and I was totally blown away. I mean, really.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:52 PM   #15
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Sleepaway Camp, i remmember thinking about that ending for weeks!!
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