6 Movies Where The Protagonist & Monster Are The Same Person

There are certain movies that play with our expectations, whether it’s a or a , these films keep us guessing, often until the very final scene. Check out 6 movies where the protagonist and the monster are the same person, and the awful realization that the villain they’ve been fighting has really been themselves the whole time.

***SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY!***

1. Hide and Seek (2005)


Characters: Dr. David Callaway / Charlie

Actor: Robert De Niro

2. Secret Window (2004)


Characters: Mort Rainey / John Shooter

Actor: Johnny Depp

3. Angel Heart (1986)


Characters: Harry Angel / Johnny Favorite

Actor: Mickey Rourke

4. Shutter Island (2010)


Characters: Teddy Daniels/Andrew Laeddis

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

5. Fight Club (1999)


Characters: The Narrator / Tyler Durden

Actor: Edward Norton

6. High Tension (2003)


Characters:

Actor: Cécile de France

Do you like the ‘Protagonist & Monster are the same person’ trope?

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