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« on: November 09, 2008, 11:22:14 AM »

What movies with downer or unhappy endings that just don't work in you're opinion?
For me it's the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" great movie, s**t ending.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 02:01:51 PM »

I don't know why, but the only downer/unhappy endings I can think of, I really like...it normally bucks the typical hollywood trend of a cliche'd happy ending, for the better IMO. good question tho'...maybe I'll think of one.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 03:56:23 PM »

Not even "Sidehackers" comes to mind?
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 04:19:51 PM »

Wicker Man is probably the most famous, but hey that worked - seriously! I will say that I didn't dig the fact that Angelo Pappas died at the end of Point Break, that wasn't necessary.  Bluesad
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 05:32:55 PM »

Wicker Man is probably the most famous, but hey that worked - seriously! I will say that I didn't dig the fact that Angelo Pappas died at the end of Point Break, that wasn't necessary.  Bluesad
But the reason The Wicker Mans ending worked its because it has meaning just like The Great Silence(love that movie) and The Departed. But the downer endings I'm talking about are the ones that are just their for shock value or to set up a crappy sequel.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 05:47:52 PM »

Blood Relations (1988)
Alison's Birthday (1979)
The Prey (1984)
Huntress: Spirit of the Night (the official year of this one keeps changing for some reason)
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 07:31:11 PM »

Rabbit Proof Fence-
this movie depressed me for days after watching it and from time to time I still think of the troubles endured by those envolved. The fact that it is based on a true story makes it even more depressing. At the end of the movie it goes on to tell how she was seperated from her children and the cycle started all over.
It's amazing how government can step in to 'help' only to tear apart families and create indentured servants.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 07:35:55 PM »

But the downer endings I'm talking about are the ones that are just their for shock value or to set up a crappy sequel.

'Return To The House On Haunted Hill' does this so blatantly, with a scene on a beach at the end of the movie involving 2 characters who havent been in the film up to that point 'finding' the main spooky looking relic the film's based on, washed up on the shore...then it ends. rubbish!
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 08:17:09 PM »

Wicker Man is probably the most famous, but hey that worked - seriously! I will say that I didn't dig the fact that Angelo Pappas died at the end of Point Break, that wasn't necessary.  Bluesad
But the reason The Wicker Mans ending worked its because it has meaning just like The Great Silence(love that movie) and The Departed. But the downer endings I'm talking about are the ones that are just their for shock value or to set up a crappy sequel.

you mean like House of the Dead or House of the Dead 2
both of these made me want to shout yuck-foo after watching them
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 08:40:35 PM »

Those are two are find examples of what I'm talking about.
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008, 08:42:44 PM »

Troll 2 comes to mind when the song finds the mom being eaten.   Or perhaps Ghoulies. 
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2008, 09:17:36 PM »

what's the horror film that ends with a zombie-like fist punching out of a grave (thereby indicating an obvious sequel is on the cards). I expect there's a few films that do this but Im thinking of one in particular...probably quite an obvious one.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 12:52:42 AM »

I've made mention that I've been into a lot of Asian cinema lately.  The one downer ending, I mean the one that made me say "Man, that was f@##ed up." was at the end of Dog Bite Dog.
Check it out.  It's a great movie, but the ending just made me feel bad
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 01:54:57 AM »

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'Return To The House On Haunted Hill' does this so blatantly, with a scene on a beach at the end of the movie involving 2 characters who havent been in the film up to that point 'finding' the main spooky looking relic the film's based on, washed up on the shore...then it ends. rubbish!

Ha! That's just like the ending of "The Ruins" - two apparently gay dudes find the Mayan area. (I love the concept of killer plants, but I mostly skimmed through this one.)
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 06:47:49 AM »

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes, at the end they smash the lamp and the house is apparently destroyed. Then right at the death, we see that the evil has spirit has entered......the cat! Then, in following films there is no explanation of how the house is rebuilt or any follow on from that particular story.  Question
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