Beware, there will be spoilers! But if you’d like a quick adrenaline rush and want to jump out of your skin in terror, then these frightening finales will do the job…

***NOT ONLY ARE THEY SCARY, THE LANGUAGE CAN BE A BIT ADULT TOO***

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1. Carrie

‘Creepy Carrie! Creepy Carrie!’ her tormentors in this teen horror cried out. But the film, adapted from a Stephen King novel, has Carrie getting her own back. Her telekinetic powers leave all the students dead, except for one, Sue. Poor Sue goes on to have nightmares, and so will you after seeing this…

 

2. Friday the 13th

Set in a summer camp, this was one of the first slasher-type movies and there’s many a gory ending met. Alice, our survivor, ends up in a canoe on the lake after defending herself against a machete-wielding maniac. Alice thinks that’s the end of her ordeal. But is it..?

 

3. Scream

Although part-spoof, this film delivers highly effective shocks and chills. And if, like us, you were finding it hard to believe that Ghostface could have been responsible for so many killings – what’s coming up (with strong language) helps to make sense of it all…

 

4. Psycho

Again, like Scream, this is terrifying throughout, and even more atmospheric as it’s made in black and white. Hotelier Norman Bates seems an unassuming, shy young man. His domineering mother, however, is something else. As we discover in this jaw-dropping scene…

 

5. The Wicker Man

Not the dreadful Nicolas Cage remake. The original film had Edward Woodward’s cop character Neil Howie being deceitfully lured to the isolated Scottish Island of Summerisle where nothing is as it seems. The locals are planning a sacrifice and Howie thinks he knows who it’ll be. Let’s see if he’s right…

 

Which of these horror film endings did you find the most frightening?