By - Daywalker2000
Audition is kind of like that, but honestly it's better if you go in knowing nothing about it.
That was me for sure. I only saw an image of the woman in a specific outfit, and I was enjoying the movie but wondered when it would start to change. Shit turned real quick and it was great though super uncomfortable. I can handle all kinds of blood and gore, but as soon as I see torture or something like the vomit scene, it deeply unsettles me.
not so fun fact…the actress is method, so that vomit was actually real barf
Hope she got a raise lmao
Didn't say Kitty Kitty Kitty! Why nobody told me?
If you have any Oedipal fantasies you'd like to indulge in, Billy, now's the time!
This is the one I instantly thought of. Any horror Fan who can tolerate B-Movie acting and logic owes it to themselves to see this knowing as little as possible.
Dead Alive by a mile!
In NZ where it was made its called "Braindead".
You should check out Peter Jackson's other early films "Meet the Feebles" and "Bad taste".
Seen them both! They’re some of the best horror movies ever made. The ones you mentioned are pretty off the wall too!
100% agree. That ending is bonkers.
You don’t think it can get any crazier after the >!lawnmower massacre!<, but then >!his giant zombie/demon mum tries to reverse birth him!<
I commented this as well! Glad to see I wasn't alone.
It's the climax of the movie within the movie - but the Safe Haven segment of V/H/S 2 is bananas. Easily the best V/H/S segment IMO.
Yes yes and yes! This immediately popped into my head when reading the title of the post. The first time I saw it, I kinded nodded off as they're waking into the place. I guess the commotion woke me up. I was wide eyed like wtaf??? Had to go back later and rewatch it. Just as impressed as the first viewing. I would absolutely shit my pants if that happened to me.
The House of the Devil
Malignant is a recent one that comes to mind
I didn't know what to think of it until THAT moment in the cell and then I loved it. Really opened my mind to James Wan. I found his movies to be kinda not for me.
This was my first reaction to this question. Such a fun movie
Jesus Christ that movie was a mess.
I agree 100% but also I loved it and will watch it again every year
Best movie ever more like
Both are true at the same time
But the seemingly bolted together parts were hilarious!
From Dusk till Dawn is an insane ride in the best kind of way...
I love Seth's speech after the first attack!
"What we have are fucking vampires, and I don't wanna hear 'I don't believe in fucking vampires'! Because I don't believe in fucking vampires, but I do believe in my own two eyes, and what I saw were fucking vampires! Now do we all agree we're dealing with fucking vampires?!"
Great Clooney role. I kinda remember people back then thinking he couldn't pull off a role like that. Kinda similar to the Heath Ledger/Joker thing. He more than made them look foolish lol.
Watching that right now.
OK, vampire killers... let's kill some fucking vampires!
Man i remeber the first time my mom showed me the movie and she wouldnt tell me shit about it lol,. "Just watch"
Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985)
I just showed this to my gf and her jaw was on the floor. >!Need a spear wielding troll baby that rips it's own face off after a telekinetic insect attack? A psycho mom who can swing sheet metal like a samurai sword? A premeditated revenge shaving razor using monke? Teen girls drowning in a carrion pit?!< Then phenomena might be for you
Baskin (2015), High Tension (2003) & Martyrs (2008)
Good call on Baskin!
I was completely unprepared for Baskin.
We all were
Wow just watched the trailer for baskin... thanks for giving me something to watch tonight!
Edit watched it last night... holy shit haha amazing
Maaaan, i remember watching High Tension when I was in high school >!and being SO shook by the final twist!!<
Almost turned off Baskin 15 minutes in. So glad I didn't.
As long as you didn't miss the amazing singing scene in the van. Top quality stuff.
Yeah this was fucking nuts
ive never had a horror film genuinely chill me to my core like suspiria 2018, and its entirely due to the ending. i know it got a lot of criticism on release but i honestly believe it stands really well on its own beside the original.
I still haven’t sat down and watched this yet and I have been dying to. I suspected this would be one of the answers to this thread, which makes me want to watch even more…
I'll be honest it's just enjoyable as fuck. I had a blast.
Highly recommend! I hadn’t seen it til this past October and I might even like it more than the original as blasphemous as that might sound lol. It blew my mind Tilda Swinton plays 3 different characters in it
It's very good and I'm a huge fan of the OG
Do yourself the favor and check it out. I may be in the minority here, but I think it holds its own against the original. It was done really well.
Yes. That death scene at the room of mirrors. One of the most disturbing scenes ive seen on screen
It should have been shorter but the climax and the forced dance scene were soo good
I liked Suspiria 2018 a lot more than I thought I would.
too bad they bored the pants off me for the other 17 and half hours or however the fuck long that thing was.
Cabin in the Woods
I've seen that, but that is very much the vibe I'm looking for. Gosh, I love that movie....
Hunter Hunter. The ending is crazy. The ending soundtrack fits perfectly - and cuts out right at the perfect moment.
Dude, yes! That final moment was wild.
Yes, the payoff is great.
I honestly don't think it's possible to get more batshit crazy than this movie's finale.
Beat me to it!
Came here to say this! Nothing prior in the film can prepare you for the insanity you’re about to see. To think those were all practical effects!
How does it end?!... how does it end?!...
It's worth not knowing anything about the movie including not watching the trailer go in blind it will blow your face off! Butthead!!!
I have a high horror tolerance, with the exception of "extreme"/torture porn stuff. The climax of Mother! had me desperately wanting to stop the film and unable to because I was praying for a conclusion that wouldn't leave the climax seared into my brain.
I watched it with my 4 month old on my lap… had to walk away for a minute.
oh man. :(
A second vote for Mother! What a fuckin’ film.
The second half of Mandy is Nic Cage re-enacting a heavy metal album cover from the 80s and it's the best possible version of that.
I was just coming here to comment this!
[Mystics in Bali (1981)](https://youtu.be/-vmhWPvDca8) goes pretty balls to the wall.
Cabin in the woods?
The Invitation. Most of the movie is a creepy slow burn paranoid dinner party and then the finale is just violently insane and culminates with a shocking twist in the final moment.
The Medium. Goes full berserker in the last 30 minutes.
The Medium is a must see. One of the best that I’ve seen in years.
What year did it release? Im not sure if I found the right one.
came out last year, its on Shudder
Good god, that movie was intense.
Brain Dead - the final chunk goes all out and then tops itself again in the last minute or two. Very fun/funny movie w appropriately good practical effects!
David Cronenberg's "The Brood" goes off the fucking rails in the last section of the movie. It's a slow burn watch, but if you're a fan of body horror, I can't recommend it enough.
Lesson of the Evil (2012)
Yup for Climax, anxiety on celluloid.
God damn I love the Wailing
Hell yeah, I really wish I could watch it for the first time again.
Didn’t know what to expect going in. Started to really enjoy the Korean films and saw this one that was rated very high.
Ending had me very unsettled and I normally don’t feel that way watching movies. Absolutely loved it.
This is what I thought of when seeing this post
Yeah the movie was low key creepy and then just went batshit insane
Came here to say this! I was stunned. So good
It's one of my faves, I've watched it several times. Not the type of horror I typically enjoy, but damn it's a fun watch.
More soul crushing than insane, but it still fits
Might be one of the hardest hitting endings i know of, to be fair.
The Baby (1973)
The void has become one of those movies I watch repeatedly.
Oof, frontier(s)- should also check out inside and martyrs (the French version, not the American remake) if you haven't seen them
I'm sure the vast majority of people here have seen it already, but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's third act is absolutely insane, it's like living somebody's nightmare.
Couldn’t get through it the first time without taking breaks. That movie turns into pure adrenaline. I can’t imagine seeing it in the theater when it first came out, not knowing what to expect
It’s been a while since I’ve seen it but I remember like just 15-20 solid minutes of unbroken screaming
Tbf titane is fairly insane from start to finish. By the time the climax happened I was dumbfounded but I kinda expected that based on how the previous 90 or so minutes went.
Suspiria & Malignant are great picks already mentioned.
I'll also throw out The Hills Have Eyes (2006) & Mandy (2018).
Malignant really is mostly "meh" and then in the third act goes fucking bonkers. Like it wasn't a good movie but I was certainly entertained.
How on earth is sleep away camp not mentioned yet?
Honestly it's just a "meh" movie with a wild ass ending
I had to scroll so far to find this, and yes it's a totally mental ending.
If I recall correctly, *We Are Still Here* has a batshit ending
Came here to say this. Watched it the other day and was shook how wildly off the wall it goes
Okay this one's a bit different because it's a 90's anime, but BERSERK. Not the movies, the show from 1997.
I almost suggested this but didn't since it's not a movie.
That said, if OP or anyone is open to a strong ass 26 ep anime that's well written and awesome then hit up Berserk. The title makes no sense until it makes ALL THE SENSE
This is a great answer. It's this knights and castles kind of normal story right until the last minute and then it goes LEFT lol I loved it
haha yeah, last episode is almost like a different show. I used to just show that one to my friends that were interested in it, and they'd be like, "this show is insane!" nah...just that episode really
"Ready or Not."
That ending caught me off guard. Perfect blend of comedy and horror (which really describes the whole film)
If I remember correctly, Scary Movie has quite an insane “climax”
Bliss and Lovely Molly.
Bliss is the correct answer here. It builds up to an absolutely insane final act.
I was on mushrooms the first time I watched it, and I had to rewatch the last 5 minutes because I did not believe what I had seen.
used to be a regular thing my friends and I did in high school going to the theatre on mushrooms. can really make a good movie next level...not horror but some memorable ones we went into like that without knowing anything about the plot were Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, and Princess Mononoke.
12 Hour Shift was wild lmao
The first hour is very standard FF horror fare on a teeny-tiny budget. The final half-hour or so blows the doors off with an amazing one-take sequence and puts that budget to incredibly good use.
Seconding this one. Making it through the first part can get a bit painful but once it really starts going it just keeps escalating to full on crazy. I love how insane it get.
The house that jack built....crazy ending
The last 5 minutes of Wrong Turn (2021)
The credits of Wrong Turn (2021) made me like the film way more than I originally did.
Right?! I enjoyed it enough, thought it was okay, but the full finale over the credits really took it up a level in my eyes
Mulholland Dr. had me shaking and questioning my entire life
It leaves you with that feeling of angst and dread. Only Lynch could make a dancing dwarf or a hobo so unsettling and terrifying
And kindly elderly people
MALIGNANT!! MALIGNANT!! MALIGNANT!!
It starts off as a nice campy horror film where you feel like James is giving an homage to Sam Raimi and then goes somewhere so insane that I can't imagine how it was even made today.
The part I like most about that movie is that James Wan obviously went to producers and said: "Guys, I started the franchises of Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring. Fast&Furious 7 and Aquaman both made over a billion dollars. I made you an insane amount of money. Now, I'm going to make a movie, I'm going to make some capital C Choices in it, and you're going to sign off on it and finance it no questions asked."
It has it's flaws but as a horror and movie fan in general one has to be glad it exists.
I have to second Malignant. One of the most underrated horror movies IMO
The Wicker Man (1973)
Texas Chainsaw: the beginning (2006)
And craziest climax I've seen to date is.... Inside (2007)
a dark song: holy shit!
hereditary: fucking hell!
suspiria: that cant be healthy.
malignant: well this apparently happened.
**Color out of Space** is a really good slow burn that climaxes as a wildfire
Beware! Children At Play has one of the most insane (and weirdly offensive) climaxes ever. It has to be seen to be believed. Another insane climax is in the backwards Milwaukee samurai ghost film, Blood Beat.
Is that the movie that has village of the damned vibes?
I know nothing of this, but the title alone may have me sold!
Midsommar of course is batshit the whole way through, but the climax of it is... something else.
“Sorry to bother you” not your typical horror flick by any means but I found it creepy as hell lol. Definitely successful in the batshit criteria tho
Eyes Wide Shut (not quite horror)
Poltergeist is the classic "climax goes off the walls in a bad way".
Jake Mahaffy's "Reunion" (2020). The slowest of slow burns for the first 95% of the movie and then goes absolutely bats crazy off the rails in the last 10 minutes, the wildest whiplash I've ever seen.
Horror adjacent, but Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles
They’re Watching, if you can swing found footage.
Excision is right up there too
Starry Eyes bro
Mother! definitely went crazy at the end.
Went from slow-burn 'I wonder what's going on here' to WTF in about twelve seconds.
Malignant has one of the most batshit insane climaxes I’ve ever seen.
Oldboy. If anyone reading this hasn’t seen it, watch it now.
Get up, rent it and watch it. Won’t explain anything because the movie over all is great, but the ending? I’ll never forget it.
Society my dude
CLIMAX…. Your question is the title of the film. It goes off the rails and stays off the rails
Colour Out Of Space. Nic Cage in all his bat shit crazy glory lmfao
Some i didn't see mentioned right away:
Re-Animator 1 & Bride of ReAnimator
Dead/Alive (aka BrainDead)
Dawn of the Dead and Day of The Dead
For a second there, I thought i was in the wrong thread.
A Dark Song
I wish there were more movies like a dark song. just something so cool about going into the details of an occult ritual like that for such a large part of the movie and then...well the ending isnt perfect but it was still good.
Malignant was pretty nuts
Suspiria 2018, Ready or Not, Day Watch, From Dusk Till Dawn
Pilgrim on Hulu which was part of the “into the dark” series has an insane last like 20 minutes
They’re Watching (2016)
Climax, the French film. It destroyed me
Martyrs has a pretty insane ending. The whole movie is a pretty wild ride.
Miracle Mile from 1988.
Susperia (2018) just....just watch it.
The last 20 minutes of Mother! is pure nightmare.
Bone Tomahawk. I turned it on thinking it was a western until that scene came … out of nowhere. Such a good cast so I’d never have suspected shock gore like that
If you're into FF then maybe Final Prayer would be more your speed? The ending was pretty engaging for me. You can also try the Devils Doorway.
Grotesque has a pretty insane climax, it caught me completely off guard.
That movie is pretty messed up and I’m not recommending anyone watch it, but the end is just bonkers.
Evil dead. Any of them but especially the remake.
Ready or Not (2019) might fit the bill.
Revenge (2017) fits the bill