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    19 Horror Movie Plot Twists That Are So Well-Executed, They May Just Be The Best Of All Time

    Spoilers ahead! Scary spoilers!

    Several times now, we've asked our BuzzFeed Community what they consider to be the best movie plot twist of all time. So, with that in mind, we decided to single out some of the best horror movie plot twists, since — yeah, I'm going to say it — they're SCARY good! Here we go:

    WARNING: This post is literally ONLY spoilers. Also, due to the nature of the films in question, many entries contain depictions of violence and gore. Please proceed with caution.

    1. The Sixth Sense (1999)

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    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    "What else is there to say? It's a classic."


    2. Searching (2018)

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    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "This one actually has A LOT of great twists, but the best one was when it was revealed that Detective Vick was responsible for Margot’s disappearance. It blew my mind in the theater. It's a great film and super-underrated film, and the twists in it are just perfect."


    3. Hereditary (2018)

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    "When Charlie got decapitated early in the movie despite the trailers making it look like she was the main character...I was actually in shock."


    4. Friday the 13th (1980)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "The first time I saw this, I was absolutely shocked that Mrs. Voorhees was the killer and NOT Jason! I didn’t see it coming at all!"


    5. Goodnight Mommy (2008)

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    RADIUS-TWC Dimension Films

    "It turns out that one of the twins has been dead the whole time. I saw the twist coming from a mile away, but tbh, that didn't stop it from being horrifying."


    6. Parasite (2019)

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    CJ Entertainment

    "The fact that there was a whole-ass person living in the rich people's basement caught me so off guard!"


    7. Us (2019)

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    Universal Pictures

    "The ending of this movie is so incredible. Jordan Peele, being the talented man that he is, left MANY clues throughout the setup, but the twist is still so unnerving. Basically, it ends up that, when the main character got lost as a little girl, she was kidnapped and forced to switch places with her doppelgänger, so the REAL main character was actually stuck underground the whole time. Not much scares me, but I left the theater feeling so creeped out and briefly considered just never leaving my house again."


    8. You're Next (2011)

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    "We find out that the main character's boyfriend staged the home invasion in order to kill off his whole family and get the inheritance."


    9. The Boy (2016)

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    "The moment when you find out that it’s actually a REAL-LIFE HUMAN behind everything. I did not suspect that! My thoughts went from 'Big whoop, ghosts again' to 'Damn, I need to check my damn basement!'"


    10. Saw (2004)

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    "This one really got me. I remember that music kicking in as the body that had been lying in that room for HOURS slowly got to his feet to reveal he was the mastermind the whole time — I still remember I said out loud, 'This is beautiful.' It was such a jaw-dropping experience."

    Kelsey Rubenking

    11. Identity (2003)

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    "When it turned out that the killer was the little kid who was never a suspect!"


    12. Get Out (2017)

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    Universal Pictures

    "When we find out that Rose was actually luring Chris to her family's cult where white people bid on him to take his body. It's SO wild."


    13. The Orphanage (2007)

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    Warner Bros. Pictures de España

    "Definitely the ending of this one when the main character realizes she caused her son's death months ago and he has been dead the whole time she was searching for him."


    14. American Psycho (2000)

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    Lions Gate Films

    "The first time I watched it and that ending came, I was genuinely shocked!"

    —Cory Lyle Vinderslev, Facebook

    15. The Mist (2007)

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    "I will never forget this one...such a sad ending. A very rare 'WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK'-style ending. Like, whoever wrote that twist is twisted themselves."

    —Charney Taylor, Facebook

    16. Stir of Echoes (1999)

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    Artisan Entertainment

    "People NEVER mention this one, but it was intense!"

    —Dylan Prestley, Facebook

    17. The Visit (2015)

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    Universal Pictures

    "I'm not a huge fan of the gory horror movies, so I will say that this one absolutely THREW me! I was expecting like aliens or possession or something...but damn. It's the best twist I've ever seen!"


    18. The Others (2001)

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    Warner Sogefilms

    "The main characters are DEAD THE WHOLE TIME. They WERE the others! Great movie!"


    19. And finally, Better Watch Out (2017)

    Well Go USA

    "The best plot twist of all time is in the first 30 minutes of this movie. Do not watch it ahead of fact, don't even watch the trailers, please! Don't include a video in this post, either. Just start the movie and be shocked!"


    Now it's your turn! What horror movie plot twist do YOU believe is the best of all time? Share your pick in the comments below, and be sure to follow BuzzFeed Community for a chance to be featured in an upcoming post and/or video!

    Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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