10 Predictable Horror Movie Twists Everyone Saw Coming

A spoiler warning is redundant here.

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The horror genre is absolutely full of plot twists, and this is hardly surprising. After all, this is a genre built on rug-pulls and shocks and many horror films have delivered brilliant twists. Seven, Scream, The Wicker Man, Saw, Psycho and The Skin I Live In, to name just a few examples, all throw stunning curveballs at the viewer.

Inevitably though, things don't always work out so well and plenty of other horror films have bungled their big twists. This happens in a variety of different ways, but it is especially jarring when a scene has been written with the expectation that viewers will be shocked... when in fact they'd predicted what would happen long before.

These following ten horror films all have incredibly irritating examples of plot twists you'll see from miles away, and the reasons for this vary. Some were given away by the marketing, others were let down by clumsy writing (for example, an important character 'dying' off-screen is always a blatant giveaway of a twist) and of course, some plot twists are so common that they've become a lot easier to predict.

By avoiding such mistakes, these movies could've been a hell of a lot more surprising...

10. Halloween Kills - Michael Kills Karen

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Plot: Picking up where Halloween (2018) left off, Michael Myers is accidentally released for Laurie Strode's (Jamie Lee Curtis) burning house and continues his bloody rampage.

Halloween Kills was a solid slasher sequel in most departments, but it's likely most viewers predicted the ending from some distance.

At the end of it, Michael kills Karen (Judy Greer), Laurie's daughter, and while it's sad to watch - Karen was a likeable character, after all - it was easy to see coming, since it always seemed likely Halloween Kills would end with a major character death.

And when the film's ending scene showed Karen standing alone in Michael's childhood home, while Michael Myers himself hadn't been seen for a few minutes, it was all too clear where this was going.

Killing off Laurie's granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) might've been a bit more shocking, but it still would've been pretty predictable in the end. The best option would probably have been leaving both women alive for the third film.

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Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.