When done well, few things can be as impactful in the horror genre as a good reveal.
Having had an audience on a gripping rollercoaster of a ride, a smart and clever twist can take an average film and make it a great one. Of course, the opposite can happen, with a fist-chewing, forehead-slapping twist easily having the ability to completely ruin the solid groundwork that's gone before it.
There's plentiful different sorts of horror reveals, mind, for a shocking reveal could be a major plot-changing twist, but it could also be an unexpected change to an established franchise, or it maybe even it could involve simply seeing something on screen that we never thought we'd ever see.
Either way, if used in the right way - or even the wrong way - a reveal can leave an audience reeling, as they struggle to fully take in what they've just experienced. Prime examples are offerings such as The Sixth Sense, Saw, and the jaw-dropping finale of The Mist, of course, but this time out we're leaving some of the more established classics in the shadows in order to shine a spotlight on certain other horror mind-blowers.
Here, then, are ten such horror reveals that none of us were particularly ready for, and that are even still hard-hitting when revisited for multiple viewings.