'Sixth Sense' voted film with most shocking twist
Sunday 25 July 2010
Bruce Willis's movie hit The Sixth Sense was today declared the film with the biggest shock of all time,
The film about a young boy who claims to "see dead people" features a pivotal moment in which the truth about Willis's character is revealed.
It beat 50-year-old chiller Psycho in a poll to find the most shocking plot twist, commissioned to mark the release of Robert Pattinson film Remember Me on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Pattinson's film - released tomorrow by E1 Entertainment - features its own unexpected ending.
Kevin Spacey plays a key role in two of the films in the top 10 - his performances in The Usual Suspects, which was ranked third, and Se7en, which was placed ninth.
The jaw-dropping moment when Darth Vader revealed he was actually Luke Skywalker's father was in fourth place.
Also in the list - in seventh place - is the moment when Edward Woodward's character Sgt Howie finds he is to be a human sacrifice as The Wicker Man draws to a close. And the climactic scene in The Planet Of The Apes where the audience learns the action is set on Earth is tenth.
Martin Gough, senior product manager at E1 Entertainment said: "The Sixth Sense will always be remembered for its 'I see dead people' line, which actually should have given the game away for Willis a lot sooner than it did.
"It's clear that the public loves an ultimate shock and Remember Me's is both sudden and poignant at the same time, revealing its twist before the credits roll."
The biggest film shocks of all time are:
1. Sixth Sense (1999) - Bruce Willis's character is in fact dead.
2. Psycho (1960) - Norman Bates has dressed as his mother.
3. The Usual Suspects (1995) - Kevin Spacey's character Verbal is actually the villain Keyser Soze.
4. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father.
5. Saw (2004) - Villain Jigsaw is alive and was just pretending to be dead throughout the film.
6. Fight Club (1999) - Ed Norton and Brad Pitt's characters are the same person.
7. The Wicker Man (1973) - Edward Woodward's Sgt Howie has been lured to become a sacrifice.
8. The Others (2001) - Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) and family are ghosts.
9. Se7en (1995) - Spacey's John Doe character has set up the plot to engineer his death.
10. Planet Of The Apes (1968) - The setting is planet Earth in the future.
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