Many film genres employ twists as a plot device or a way to completely shock the audience. Plot twists keep those watching on the edge of their seats as we piece together what was just revealed and try to figure out where the story will go from there. Twist endings make us question everything we just watched and leave us wondering why the twist happened the way it did. A genre that excels at including plot twists is undoubtedly the horror genre. Horror filmmakers often use twists like their lives depend on it, and that need to shock the audience has created some of the best twists in not just horror history, but in film history. Take James Wan for example, he works primarily in horror and has devised some pretty incredible twists, such as the ending of the first Saw movie. Movies such as The Mist, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Sixth Sense have some of the most talked about twists in cinema.
Some horror movies earned their place in cinematic history due to their unforgettable twists, though a few flew a bit too far under the radar.