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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.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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.