The 9 weirdest horror movie plot twists that made no sense

Content Warning: The following article contains discussions about suicide.

Horror movies are known for throwing curveballs at audiences. This can be something like an unexpected ending or a murderer whose motivations were not what they seemed.

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Sometimes the curveball is not entirely logical. There could be a plot twist that revealed a villain that was obvious to all but the film’s cast of characters, or a strain on credibility that is too much for the attentive viewer to buy. Either way, some plot twists are more realistic than others. However, just because a twist strains credibility doesn’t mean it’s bad.

9 Alternative Personalities – Identity (2003)

Identity it was an early years slasher with a unique twist, albeit one that derails everything audiences had seen before. The narrative mainly follows a group of unique characters trapped in a hotel on a rainy night. People are killed, others are blamed and there is only one man responsible.

The twist is that this man is serial killer Malcolm Rivers, and the hotel is inside his mind. All the characters that the audience has just gotten to know are imagined by a man without much developed personality. A twist shouldn’t negate the importance of the characters the audience has come to know. Nonetheless, Identity still a fun murder mystery movie.

8 Topsy Kretts – Number 23 (2007)

The number 23 strewn with stars Jim Carrey in a dramatic role as Walter Sparrow. Sparrow is a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23 after reading a book that shares the film’s title.

The author of the book is called Topsy Kretts (top secret), who is actually Walter Sparrow. Your choice of that pseudonym tests credibility and is revealing. Also, Sparrow’s obsession with the number 23 stems from his father writing it on a notepad before taking his own life. The twists in The number 23 they are somehow simultaneously predictable and too outlandish to be credible.

7 Human Puppet – Dead Silence (2007)

Dead silence It was one of James Wan’s first movies, full of trademarks, which was not a great success with either fans or audiences. Follow Jamie Ashen, a young widower who seeks to solve the mystery of his wife’s death. He returns to his hometown and learns of the legend of the murdered ventriloquist Mary Shaw.

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The turn in Dead silence it is multi-layered. Jamie’s father has various scenes throughout the movie and never appears to be alive. The end of the film reveals that it is not; it is a puppet. His wife, Ella, is actually inhabited by the evil Mary Shaw. “She” has been mimicking Jamie’s father’s voice and guiding his movements through a huge gash on his back. The ending tests credibility because Jamie would have realized that something was seriously wrong with his father from the get-go.

6 Jamie Lloyd is a Killer Now – Halloween 4 (1988)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers follows Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode (who has now passed away). When Michael returns to wreak more havoc, Jamie must survive with the help of his adoptive family.

Jamie, holding the bloody scissors, comes out of nowhere and mitigates the impact of a otherwise solid Hallowe’en continuation. The audience is expected to believe that Michael Myers’ soul has taken over his niece and caused her to kill a relative. The ending is more reminiscent of the beginning of the original film than the logical conclusion of a narrative. It’s also never been established that Michael’s spirit can be transferred, so the ending doesn’t even make sense within the rules of the franchise.

5 The Identity of Esther – Orphan (2009)

The plot of Orphan focuses on a grieving couple who adopt a girl named Esther. Soon, the Colemans notice strange behavior from Esther that increases in severity.

Like the rest of the movie, the twist of Orphan it succeeds, but it doesn’t make much sense. Esther is actually a 33-year-old woman named Leena Klammer. Klammer was diagnosed with hypopituitarism when he was young. Her growth has been stunted and she has retained the appearance of a nine-year-old girl. Hypopituitarism stunts growth, and Isabelle Fuhrman is terrific as Esther, but she doesn’t look like a grown woman with a pituitary gland disorder.

4 Mrs. Voorhees – Friday the 13th (1980)

Original by Sean S. Cunningham Friday the 13th (1980) follows several teenagers as they arrive to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. Throughout the night, a mysterious assassin stalks them one by one.

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Friday the 13th It’s an efficient movie overall, but the fact that Ms. Voorhees is the killer is not a twist positioned as a twist. The character is not established in any way until his introduction in the third act. His motivation for revenge is solid and there is something effective in his relative anonymity. Still, a character (or their child) must be mentioned at least before the reveal for a twist to be a twist.

3 Brahms is not a doll – The Boy (2016)

The boy follows Greta (Lauren Cohan), a woman hired to serve as a babysitter. However, she must supervise creepy horror movie doll Brahms, who tell her that she is alive.

The movie follows the usual footsteps and gets creepier and creepier. First, Greta doesn’t believe in wrist sensitivity. So, start taking it seriously. Finally, the twist: Brahms is not a boy who passed away 20 years ago and now lives in a doll, he is a man who has been living in walls. There are many occasions throughout the film where this would have been obvious to Greta. Furthermore, not all movements of adult Brahms follow logically. Greta will momentarily leave a room and then return to see the Brahms doll in a different position. Throughout the film, there is no way adult Brahms can repeatedly enter and exit the walls of the house with ease and undetected.

2 Everything is a lie – The Village (2004)

M. Night Shyamalan The village takes place in an isolated community, similar to the Amish, surrounded by sinister forests. The residents of the village are told that in these forests there is a group of ferocious monsters.

The turn of The village it is that the community elders have fabricated all aspects of the residents’ reality; monsters are actually people in disguise. The elders fear nothing in the forest, but what lies beyond. They are not from the 19th century; are currently. The property is said to be a wildlife preserve, so it stands to reason that they were left alone. It was also revealed that the government received a reward for making it a no-fly zone. But it’s hard to believe that there has never been an off-course plane flying overhead since the late 1970s.

1 Will Benson is Ben’s son – I still know what you did last summer (1998)

One year after the events of the original, I still know what you did last summer again follows Julie James, this time in the Bahamas.

This sequel to I know what you did last summer features two killers, neither of whom makes sense. The first murderer revealed is Will Benson, who is the Fisherman’s son. Benson (“Ben’s son”) acts quite a bit throughout the film. His reveal should have been as obvious to the characters as it was to the audience. The second killer is the Fisherman himself, Ben Willis, who apparently survived his fatal injuries in the original.

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