Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Gallows twist ending

The Gallows is a new horror movie about a fictional high school reopening its controversial "The Gallows" play 22 years after a young boy, Charlie, got hanged in the climatic ending. This supernatural thriller infused Blair Witch Project techniques into its plot to woo horror fans into movie theaters. The Gallows delivered a modest opening weekend on a $22 million production budget.

Did you know The Gallows features a good twist ending? If you haven't watched The Gallows, then avoid reading this movie spoiler.


***The Gallows twist ending***

As we know, Reese's father Rick called in sick and Charlie was called upon to finish The Gallows play. The spirit of Charlie takes revenge to murder Rick's offspring, Reese.

Charlie is on a revenge mission to tie up all loose ends. His soul choked the life out of Ryan and Cassidy. Reese is so close to escaping this possessed school; however, his promise to protect Pfeifer draws him back into the play that must go on.

The spotlight shines down on Reese and Pfeifer. Reese is anything but bad in this revival role, the same climatic ending that took Charlie's life in 1993. He recites his lines like a Shakespearian. actor. Pfeifer counters these poetic lines with a somber sympathetic touch, confessing her love for Augustus.

The two tragic performers both share a passionate kiss. A second spotlight illuminates the gallows. Reese bravely walks up wooden stairs. He loosens the rope, and then fastens it around his neck.

We see Charlie repositioning the rope around Reese's neck. At this moment, we sense Reese will experience the same fate as Charlie. Reese pleads to Pfeifer to leave now.

In a powerful trance, Pfeifer remains in character. She refers to Reese as Augustus. He begs her to stop acting and leave. The anticipation of the hanging intensifies us. Finally, the platform drops and Reese falls to his death. His limp body swings back and forth.

Pfeifer bows to an empty audience. The supernatural Charlie holds her hand. All of a sudden, a mysterious guest is clapping. We discover that Charlie's girlfriend is in attendance to celebrate The Gallows finale. She gives Pfeifer a standing ovation.

Police enter Charlie's girlfriend's home. The officers search for the suspects who killed three high school students. One officer finds Charlie's girlfriend combing Pfeifer's hair. On a television set, the 1993 version of The Gallows is playing. The two women are under a deep trance.

The officer begins to show fear, realizing there is an eerie connection between these women and Charlie. He calls for backup, but his partner is pulled up to the hallway ceiling. He yells out Charlie.

Pfeifer tells the officer you shouldn't say his name. Charlie appears out of nowhere. He kills the officer.

The Gallows twist ending is that Pfeifer convinced the school to reopen The Gallows play. She lured Reese into playing Augustus, an insidious plan to make him pay for his father's mistake.

The final reveal is that Pfeifer is Charlie's daughter. The girlfriend and her daughter join forces to avenge Charlie's death.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Duplex twist ending

Danny Devito's The Duplex (2003) is a comedy starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore. This American Dream come true theme turns into a nightmare and this calls for drastic measures. Alex Rose (Ben Stiller) and Nancy Kendricks (Drew Barrymore) move into their dream home and they life begins to fall apart. One person keeps this couple from living their perfect life together in a fabulous duplex in New York City.

The Duplex features a twist ending that is tightly woven. Most viewers didn't suspect this twist until the exact moment this payoff played on the screen. If you haven't watched The Duplex yet, then avoid reading the twist ending below.

***Spoiler Alert***

Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks purchase an amazing duplex in an eloquent neighborhood in New York City. Alex is an author, whereas Nancy works in publishing. There is one catch in this perfect beginning; the older woman who lives above and in their duplex is needy and irritating. 

The old woman is impossible to please. No matter how hard this couple tries to meet their landlord obligations, this old woman manages to overcome every obstacle put in her path. She causes a disbalance, eventually influencing this couple to get rid of her. However, the old woman is like an indestructible German tank unwilling to accept defeat. 

Alex and Nancy practically lose their jobs. They hire a hitman to murder the old woman, but the extermination plan is wrecked and this practically cost them to lose everything they own. Then, a fire breaks out and Alex chooses to save the old woman he and Nancy wanted so badly dead.  

The real estate agent finalized the deal. He convinces the couple to say goodbye to the old woman. When the real estate agent and couple see the old woman, she is sitting in the chair lifeless. The real estate agent checks her pulse and confirms she is dead.

Alex and Nancy have this disgusted look planted on their faces. The timing of her death was terrible. They could have retained the duplex, instead of losing out a bundle selling it early. 

The couple discuss the old woman, wondering if she's in heaven. They seem to put their hatred aside to honor this old woman. 

In the twist ending, the old woman is still alive. She is having dinner with her son and his policeman boyfriend, who terrorized the couple. On the mantle, we see a wedding photo on the mantle along with many others. We learn that these three people duped many couples to sell the duplex. It is a recurring theme for couples to purchase the duplex, and then sell once they couldn't take the torture anymore. 

The end.