Nine of the Scariest Horror Movie Endings [GIFS]
Halloween is only a few days away and if your anything like me you love watching a horror movie on Halloween. Check out nine of my favorites and I am letting you know right now SPOILER ALERT.
“The Blair Witch Project” (1999)
The final moments of this DIY horror classic consist of poor Heather screaming and freaking out, stumbling around in the dark as she cries out for her pal, Michael. She finally catches up to him at the very end, only to find her fellow filmmaker standing completely still as he silently faces the wall,an ominous image alluded to earlier in the film. This calls for more screaming and freaking out from Heather. She then collapses to the floor after being attacked by some unseen force.
The pupil becomes the master in this adaptation of Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden,” in which graduate student Helen Lyle’s folklore exploration introduces her to the tall tale of the Candyman. This turns her into an urban legend herself by the film’s end. Sometimes you can summon an urban legend by chanting their name a few times, as poor Trevor discovers as he turns to face Helen’s vengeful spirit and Candyman’s hook.
Carrie White made short work of her prom, a few cars, and a gas station before turning her psychic fury onto her Bible-thumping mama and really bringing the house down. Even though she seemingly met her demise under all the burning rubble, Carrie’s still the stuff of nightmares as she ensures that Sue Snell will never have sweet dreams for the rest of her life.
“The Descent” (2006)
It looked like Sarah was home free. After falling down a hole and being knocked unconscious, she came to and managed to climb up a huge pile of bones towards daylight, squeezing through a narrow opening, and finally escaping from the cave chock full of creepy-crawly creatures. She ran to her car and sped off, pulling over momentarily to throw up all over the side of the road. Suddenly there’s Juno, her husband’s mistress whom she supposedly left for dead, quietly judging her from the passenger seat.
“The Evil Dead” (1982)
Poor Ash. He thought he was rid of the demonic forces that destroyed his friends and wrecked his cabin. Unfortunately, burning the “Naturon Demonto” in the fireplace only served as a pause button, as the film ends with Ash getting smacked in the face by some unseen evil.
“Friday the 13th” (1980)
Y’all remember that it’s actually Jason’s mom who’s the big baddie in the first “Friday the 13th” movie, yeah? The first summer in Crystal Lake ends with Mrs. Voorhees and Alice engaging in mortal combat by the water, during which our young heroine manages to decapitate the psycho lady with her own machete. Alice then climbs into a canoe and falls asleep on the water, where she’s later awakened by the calls of the police on the shore. Alice comes to, only to be attacked by a decayed Jason, who pulls her into the briny deep. It ends up being a dream, though one that sets up what will become one of the most iconic horror villains of all time.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)
Freddy Krueger’s final victim in the very first “Elm Street” movie isn’t another hapless teenager but rather one of their parents: specifically, Marge, the mother of our heroine, Nancy. Marge appears well and sober as she promises her daughter that she’ll stop drinking, seeing her off as Nancy joins her pals in Glen’s convertible. However, the pattern of the car’s roof is revealed to look a lot like Freddy’s trademark sweater, and as a screaming Nancy is driven off, Freddy’s arm smashes through the window of the front door, pulling poor Marge through the tiny opening.
This odd but effective ‘found footage’ mix of zombie thriller and demonic possession tale comes to a head when television reporter Ángela and her cameraman, Pablo, retreat to the penthouse of an apartment building overrun with bloodthirsty crazies, where they discover the cause of all this mess: Tristana Medeiros, the poor Patient Zero of a virus that’s the equivalent of being possessed by the devil. Tristana, left for dead by the Vatican agent who tried in vain to cure her, is now a horribly emaciated wretch, one that makes short work of the reporter particularly Angela, whom she drags screaming into the darkness.
They thought Skeet Ulrich was dead. They were wrong, at least for a couple of seconds.