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Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings 

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Updated November 5, 2019 8k votes 957 voters 32.9k views 48 items

List Rules Horror films with the best endings or twists

A list of the Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings. Are you looking for a horror movie with a different twist to the ending? Tired of the same old endings to your movies? Browse through our handy list of horror movies with the most satisfying endings so that you can find a new favorite horror movie to watch. Ranked in order of most popular horror movie with satisfying endings to the least popular, you can see which horror movies were considered to have the best endings. You can also vote for your own favorite horror movies so that others can enjoy your favorites as well.

If you don’t see a particular favorite horror movie listed, go ahead and add it to the list. Or, you can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of horror movies with satisfying endings. Endings to scary movies don’t have to be the same to provide a great experience. Sometimes it is the movies with a twist that are the most memorable. And, with horror movies, these endings make for an even scarier story. Whether you prefer sad endings or happy endings, there are movies on this list to satisfy every preference.

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

Released: 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who ...more

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The Silence of the Lambs... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

Released: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

Released: 1982

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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The Others is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for ...more

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
StacyWolfe added Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Wan

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more

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Orphan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Orphan is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabelle Fuhrman. The film centers on a couple who adopt a ...more

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Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut. Five college kids (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, ...more

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad ...more

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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by filmmaking partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the ...more

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1408 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström. The movie stars John ...more

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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

Released: 2005

Directed by: Neil Marshall

The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter an unmapped cave system, become trapped, and are hunted by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Cronenberg

The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, ...more

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
SueBarnettMiller added Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter

Released: 2009

Directed by: Dennis Iliadis

The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica ...more

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Frailty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

Released: 2001

Directed by: Bill Paxton

Frailty is a 2002 psychological thriller film, directed by and starring Bill Paxton, and co-starring Matthew McConaughey. It marks Paxton's directorial debut. The plot focuses on the strange ...more

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Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones

Released: 1956

Directed by: Don Siegel

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American black-and-white science fiction film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, and starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The film ...more

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob Schmidt

Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more

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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...more

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eli Roth

Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. The film tells the story of two college students traveling across Europe, who find ...more

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered ...more

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

Released: 2007

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film directed by Frank Darabont, and based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King. After a storm of never-before-seen proportions ...more

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Darkness Falls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Darkness Falls is a 2003 American-Australian supernatural horror film written by Joe Harris and John Fasano and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The film stars Chaney Kley, Lee Cormie, and Emma ...more

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The Haunting in Connecti... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Cornwell

The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 American psychological horror film produced by Gold Circle Films and directed by Peter Cornwell. The film is alleged to be about Carmen Snedeker and her ...more

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