Can somebody tell the "twist" in this movie?
I really want to know =)
Basically it turns out the whole thing was a dream and the main character is still a little girl. Total nonsense, but the rest of the film is effective enough to make up for it... almost.
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The twist is that it does indeed turn out to be a dream.
During the movie, the main character, Kay, says that she has had the same horrible dream over and over since childhood.
The dream she keeps having starts with her being given a kitten for christmas, and ends with the brutal murders of her husband, friends and finally herself.
At the end of the film, she awakes (still as a child) to find that her father gives her a kitten for christmas, suggesting that she's seeing the future in her dreams, as opposed to just having a nightmare.
To me it was The Slayer's way of messing with her and saying "You know your whole future and there isnt a damn thing you can do to stop it either."share
The woman can see the future in her dreams and the ending is showing you that as a child she saw everything that happened in the movie happen years before as a child. I thought it was a pretty good gimmick!
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Yeah. It's a very good twist.
Moreover, certain revealing dialogues suggest the near abstract movie situation is not only a premonitory dream but a neverending loop: when that child become an adult and she will go to the island, the story will end with de dreaming child again!.
An interesting even conceptually intelligent ending for a low budget horror movie.
I actually believe that Kay herself was the killer, having slipped into psychosis throughout the film. The thing at the end is merely a hallucination just before she burns to death.share
Why would the monster need an oar and pitchfork to kill people? And it sure must have had tiny hands to work that fishing pole. I can't explain how she would have lifted the one dude up and out of the elevator shift but hey.share
It really was a terrific twist! Really awesome early 80's slasher. Really underrated.share
First watched this twenty years ago and it's still as good as I remember it being. This deserves a bly ray release.share
How weird to read all these comments so long after the movie was made. I was a young eager PA on that movie, and even got to help with pumping monster slime in one scene.
so awesome that you worked on this movie...it is a guilty pleasure of mine and would kill for Robert Folks score to this movie ;)
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Well, My thanks to you and the other cast and crew for your efforts.
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Late reply, but the twist is that there are 2 killers. The pilot is the main murderer, but what the female lead doesn't know (until the very end) is that he keeps a pet creature locked up in the basement of his house. The first guy that got killed unleashed it when he unlocked the cellar door.share