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Poll: Diabolus Ex Machina

The 'negative' counterpart to the more famous Deus ex Machina, the expression refers to last-minute intrusions of objects, events, characters, powers or other plot 'contrivances' causing a shocking yet memorable downer ending.

Which of these Diaboli Ex Machina surprised you the most (in a shocking, sad or even pleasant) way?

After voting, you may discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Chinatown (1974)

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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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    Das Boot (1981)

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    Vertigo (1958)

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    Easy Rider (1969)

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    Z (1969)

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    American History X (1998)

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    The Wages of Fear (1953)

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    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

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    Carlito's Way (1993)

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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    Flight (2012)

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    City of Angels (1998)

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    The Pledge (2001)

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    Serenity (2005)

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    Scream (1996)

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    Saw (2004)

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    Cube (1997)

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    An Affair to Remember (1957)

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    Cloverfield (2008)

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    2012 (2009)

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    Fallen (1998)

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    The Mist (2007)

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    Layer Cake (2004)

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    Remember Me (2010)

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    Pitch Black (2000)

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    The Life of Oharu (1952)

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    Pandora's Box (1929)

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    Haywire (2011)