And to think when I was 15 I thought the ending of Scream was a brilliant twist. I was even more gushing about Scream 2. Perhaps the fact I don’t rate the third film as highly as the others might well be to do with the fact I just grew up!
I don’t think you can beat the Keyser Soze twist at the end of Usual Suspects – it’s great how it works on two levels (revealing the character and revealing how the story was created – genius).
Another twist I love is in Psycho – Mum’s malnourished reveal!
Oh and another – which occurs at the beginning of a film rather than the end – T2 – Oh crap, Arnie’s gonna kill all these biker guys and drive a knife so far up Bill Paxton’s arse he’s going to be chewing steel all the way to the coffin, but wait, NO, he’s actually a nice guy who likes children in the nice sort of way not the bad sort of way.
I had no idea that T2 started out with the audience thinking Arnie was still a baddie (probably revealed my age with that).
To date I haven’t been fooled as well as I was with Usual Suspects.
That’s a very good point Fitz, I never thought of that!
Great twist that you don’t have to wait til the end for
@Fitz You’ve just given me an excuse to watch T2 again, thanks.
@Ross Great idea for a list Ross. I think ‘Buried’ had the best twist I’ve seen to date. Not a fan of Usual Suspects, think it is generally over-rated and the ending is a little far fetched for my liking.
Aagh fit I haven’t seen buried yet! Now I know he isn’t buried at all!