Sci-fi and fantasy films are famously fond of twist endings. Certainly, authors such as Richard Matheson and TV shows such as The Twilight Zone are a big reason why - but last-act shocks reach back to the era of silent cinema, as anyone who's seen 1920's The Cabinet of Dr Caligari can attest. Last-act shocks don't always work, but they're almost always memorable. Here are the best and the worst.
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M. Night Shyamalan's new movie, Split, is now in theatres and wow, is that a relief. It means that, for the first time since we saw the film in September, I can finally talk about the film's incredible ending -- and not only that, but discuss it with director M. Night Shyamalan himself, who explains the reasoning behind what is arguably his best twist since The Sixth Sense. We promise you, you do not want to miss this.
There are a few reasons why Split is the perfect title for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie. The most obvious one is the fact it's about a man with multiple split personalities who kidnaps three young girls. The other is that the movie itself is split: 98 per cent of the movie is a good Shyamalan film, which is its own pleasant surprise. But the final 2 per cent is "Oh my God. OH MY GOD."
Video: In 2015, M. Night Shyamalan released his best film in years, found-footage nightmare The Visit. He returns to a conventional style with Split, which may or may not delve into the supernatural, but definitely flirts with some very weird science. It also has a killer cast; James McAvoy alone gets to play 24 different characters.