Originally Posted by dpaterso
Yeah a happier tomato surprise Sci-Fi/Horror ending, for sure, lol.
I had never heard the term "tomato surprise" before. So I looked it up. According to the first thing I found on Google, this would not be a "tomato surprise" but a "tomato in the mirror" (another term I never heard before).
Contrast Tomato Surprise with Tomato in the Mirror, in which the protagonist (rather than just the audience) learns a surprising fact that causes everything that came before to be reevaluated. If the twist comes as a surprise to the protagonists, it is probably a Tomato in the Mirror rather than a Tomato Surprise.
Personally, I just thought of it as a twist ending.