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Top 25 Horror Movies with a Twist Ending You Must See! Again!

I appreciate a good horror movie with a twist ending and this list has 25 horror movies with a twist ending. Of course, you will find Jacob’s Ladder (1990), Saw (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), and Stir of Echoes (1999) listed but there are many more than you may remember. Each movie is listed below with movie details and a trailer.


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Top 25 Horror Movies with Twist Endings

  1. 25). The Thing (1982)

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    The Thing (1982)

    Official Synopsis: A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After…

    Tagline: Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone.

    Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Larry Franco, David Clennon, Richard Dysart,…

  2. 24). Psycho (1960)

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    Psycho (1960)

    Official Synopsis: Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most…

    Tagline: The picture you MUST see from the beginning... Or not at all!... For no one will be seated after the start of... Alfred Hitchcock's greatest shocker Psycho.

    Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Virginia Gregg, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, Walter Bacon, Francis De Sales, Hans Moebus, George Dockstader, Robert…

  3. 23). What Lies Beneath (2000)

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    What Lies Beneath (2000)

    Official Synopsis: Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just…

    Tagline: He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home.

    Cast: James Remar, Miranda Otto, Harrison Ford, Wendy Crewson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joe Morton, Ray Baker, Micole Mercurio, Donald Taylor, Amber Valletta,…

  4. 22). Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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    Jacob's Ladder (1990)

    Official Synopsis: Jacob Singer is trying to make sense of his fractured life and memories. Plagued by hallucinations, flashbacks, and conspiracies, he struggles down a path to enlightenment from these manic strains. With nothing but support from…

    Tagline: The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer's nightmare is that he isn't dreaming.

    Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Ving Rhames, Christopher John Fields, Becky Ann Baker, Matt Craven, Patricia Kalember, Bryan Larkin, Jaime Perry, John…

  5. 21). Saw (2004)

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    Saw (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Waking up in a undisclosed location in a unknown room two men, adam and gordon are trapped into a single room with a dead body. Given random tools with riddles hidnen around the room. Wondering…

    Tagline: Death is a shortcut (Denmark)

    Cast: Leigh Whannell, Ned Bellamy, Dina Meyer, Shawnee Smith, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Makenzie Vega, Monica Potter, Hans Raith,…

  6. 20). Ringu (1998)

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    Ringu (1998)

    Official Synopsis: Reiko Asakawa is researching into a 'Cursed Video' interviewing teenagers about it. When her niece Tomoko dies of 'sudden heart failure' with an unnaturally horrified expression on her face, Reiko investigates. She finds out that…

    Tagline: Will scare the hell out of you!

    Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Yûrei Yanagi, Yutaka Matsushige, Kiriko Shimizu, Kazuhiro Yokoyama, Yûrei Yanagi, Shigefumi Nakai, Yûki Takahata, Rikiya Ôtaka, Yûki Takahata,…

  7. 19). The Skeleton Key (2005)

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    The Skeleton Key (2005)

    Official Synopsis: A young hospice worker helping care for an invalid who lives in a remote mansion in the Louisiana bayous finds herself caught in the middle of morbid happenings centered around a group of Hoodoo practitioners.

    Tagline: It can open any door.

    Cast: David Jensen, John Hurt, Joe Chrest, Deneen Tyler, Andreas Beckett, Michael Wozniak, Peter Sarsgaard, Karen Kaia Livers, Gena Rowlands, Deanna…

  8. 18). The Jacket (2005)

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    The Jacket (2005)

    Official Synopsis: The film centers on a wounded Gulf war veteran who returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. He is hitching and gets picked up by a stranger, things go wrong when a…

    Tagline: the first one is hard, then comes easy

    Cast: Kerry Shale, Adrien Brody, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Birchard, Angus MacInnes, Daniel Craig, Steven Mackintosh, Richard Dillane, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard…

  9. 17). Stir of Echoes (1999)

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    Stir of Echoes (1999)

    Official Synopsis: A man is hypnotized at a party by his sister-in law. He soon has visions and dreams of a ghost of a girl. Trying to avoid this, nearly pushes him to brink of insanity as…

    Tagline: Some doors weren't meant to be opened.

    Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kevin Dunn, Jennifer Morrison, Illeana Douglas, Reese Foster, Christian Stolte, Larry Nazimek, Mike Bacarella, David Buck, Maureen Mendoza,…

  10. 16). Gothika (2003)

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    Gothika (2003)

    Official Synopsis: Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava,…

    Tagline: Because someone is dead doesn't mean they're gone.

    Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, Halle Berry, Bernard Hill, Matthew G. Taylor, John Carroll Lynch, Andy Bradshaw, Kwasi Songui,…

  11. 15). Pi (1998)

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    Pi (1998)

    Official Synopsis: In NYC's Chinatown, recluse math genius Max (Sean Gullette) believes "everything can be understood in terms of numbers," and he looks for a pattern in the system as he suffers headaches, plays Go with former…

    Tagline: There will be no order, only chaos

    Cast: Mark Margolis, Stanley B. Herman, Ajay Naidu, Abraham Aronofsky, Samia Shoaib, Chris Johnson, Henri Falconi, Isaac Fried, Ari Handel, Oren…

  12. 14). The Devil's Advocate (1997)

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    The Devil's Advocate (1997)

    Official Synopsis: Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to…

    Tagline: Don't trust the devil

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Chris Bauer, Craig T. Nelson, Doris McCarthy, Vincent Laresca, John Rothman, Al Cerullo, Monica…

  13. 13). 1408 (2007)

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    1408 (2007)

    Official Synopsis: The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery. While writing his latest book, he travels from Los Angeles to New…

    Tagline: The Dolphin Hotel invites you to stay in any of its stunning rooms. Except one.

    Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, Paul Birchard, John Cusack, Paul Kasey, Kate Walsh, Len Cariou, Noah Lee Margetts, Gil Cohen-Alloro,…

  14. 12). Event Horizon (1997)

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    Event Horizon (1997)

    Official Synopsis: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return…

    Tagline: Infinite Space - Infinite Terror

    Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Joely Richardson, Kathleen Quinlan, Jack Noseworthy, Peter Marinker, Noah Huntley, Richard T.…

  15. 11). Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

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    Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

    Official Synopsis: Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true…

    Tagline: On June 24th, four acclaimed directors, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante and Steven Spielberg take you to another dimension.

    Cast: Dick Miller, John Larroquette, Steven Williams, Larry Cedar, Dan Aykroyd, William S. Taylor, Al Leong, Kathleen Quinlan, John Dennis Johnston,…

  16. 10). Cloverfield (2008)

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    Cloverfield (2008)

    Official Synopsis: Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video…

    Tagline: Some Thing Has Found Us

    Cast: Martin Pfefferkorn, Janis Jones, Chris Mulkey, Tim Griffin, Doby Daenger, Jessica Lucas, Scott Lawrence, Ben Feldman, Julio Leal, Odette Annable,…

  17. 9). eXistenZ (1999)

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    eXistenZ (1999)

    Official Synopsis: Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic…

    Tagline: Play it. Live it. Kill for it.

    Cast: Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Callum Keith Rennie, Robert A. Silverman, Kris Lemche, Sarah Polley, Christopher Eccleston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude…

  18. 8). The Gift (2000)

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    The Gift (2000)

    Official Synopsis: When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancée, Wayne Collins,…

    Tagline: The only witness to the crime was not even there

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Cate Blanchett, J.K. Simmons, Katie Holmes, Michael Jeter, Erik Cord, Shawn McBride, Danny Elfman, Chelcie Ross, Kim Dickens,…

  19. 7). The Mist (2007)

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    The Mist (2007)

    Official Synopsis: The Draytons - David, Steff and their son Billy - live in a small Maine town. One night a ferocious storm hits the area, damaging their house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist…

    Tagline: Stephen King's Legendary Tale of Terror

    Cast: David Jensen, William Sadler, Toby Jones, Thomas Jane, James Paul, Ritchie Montgomery, Robert C. Treveiler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ron Fagan, Frances…

  20. 6). After Life (2009)

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    After Life (2009)

    Official Synopsis: After a horrific car accident, Anna (Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Neeson) preparing her for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn't believe she's…

    Tagline: Life is the symptom. Death is the cure.

    Cast: Justin Long, Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Shuler Hensley, Celia Weston, Alice Drummond, John Farrer, Chandler Canterbury, Doan Ly, Utkarsh Ambudkar,…

  21. 5). Scream 4 (2011)

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    Scream 4 (2011)

    Official Synopsis: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well…

    Tagline: New decade. New rules.

    Cast: Matthew Lillard, Roger Jackson, Wes Craven, Brittani Cox, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Anna Paquin, Marley Shelton, Anthony Anderson, Courteney Cox,…

  22. 4). Truecrimes (2007)

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    Truecrimes (2007)

    Official Synopsis: Hector is an ordinary man who's moving to a new house with his wife. One evening, while he's looking through his binoculars, he sees a naked girl in the woods. He decides to go there…

    Cast: Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Nacho Vigalondo, Nicole Dionne, Candela Fernández, Karra Elejalde, Bárbara Goenaga, Juan Inciarte, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga

  23. 3). The Forgotten (2004)

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    The Forgotten (2004)

    Official Synopsis: In New York City, Telly Paretta has been under the psychiatric care of Dr. Jack Munce for fourteen months, the therapy to help her deal with the grief associated with losing her nine year old…

    Tagline: You'll Never Forget The Ones You Love

    Cast: Julianne Moore, Robert Wisdom, Linus Roache, Lee Tergesen, Alfre Woodard, Gary Sinise, Ty Copeman, Dominic West, Anthony Edwards, Ann Dowd,…

  24. 2). The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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    The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    Official Synopsis: Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend... The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch,…

    Tagline: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary...A year later their footage was found.

    Cast: Joshua Leonard, Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Jim King, Bob Griffin, Sandra Sánchez, Ed Swanson, Patricia DeCou, Mark Mason, Jackie…

  25. 1). Devil (2010)

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    Devil (2010)

    Official Synopsis: In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five…

    Tagline: Bad Things Happen For A Reason

    Cast: Kimberly Ables Jindra, Joe Cobden, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Pingue, Joshua Peace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Rhoades, Bojana Novakovic, Kelly Jones, Matt…