One of the most popular forms of storytelling throughout history, whether it’s film, television or the written word, is the twist ending. We can’t get enough, but it has to be done right. When it’s well executed, like in The Sixth Sense, the Life of Pi or Fight Club, we’re blown away. When it’s not (like the later half of M. Night Shyamalan’s film career minus Split), then we see things coming a mile away.
That’s what made the original run of The Twilight Zone so amazing. On air for 5 seasons, the show hosted by Rod Serling, had surprise endings that came from all over the place – the supernatural, from space, and from the heart. These episodes, are the best examples of what the show had to offer, and they’re brilliant.
Check them out.