These days you never know what movie may or may not have a post-credits scene. Comic book adaptations have really stylized the practice, and just about everyone in their mother seems to like the idea. Even those behind the wheels of genre efforts.
Here’s a look at 10 post-credit scenes from horror films that you might have missed if you didn’t know to stick around a few extra minutes in the theater.
Kong: Skull Island
This is a cool little scene that gives us an idea of what kind of crossovers we can expect in the future. Personally, I’m aching to see Kong collide with Godzilla, so I’m good with this one!
For years I didn’t know that Constantine had any kind of post-credit scene. And then one day I stumbled upon this little gem, which is admittedly cool.
I wasn’t a fan of the Ghostbusters reboot. The chemistry within the gang seemed virtually non-existent, but I’ll admit this little post-credit scene is probably cooler than the bulk of the whole film. It’s almost unfortunate that we’ll never see anything become of the idea.
This is the only flick in the Terminator franchise I can’t sit through. I admit this pic isn’t very “horror” but the original most certainly was, and we’ve seen some recurring dark themes throughout the franchise, so it gets a nod. To be straight-forward, I’ll say that it’s a shame this installment stunk. Chances are you agree with me (since no one saw the movie), which means you may not have hung around for this equally disappointing post-credit shot.
The Green Inferno
I don’t even know what to say about The Green Inferno… or this little post-credit scene, either.
Curse of Chucky
Unquestionably the greatest addition to this list, this is actually a well-thought and executed scene that works wonderfully to bring Andy Barclay (yep, it’s actually Alex Vincent!) back into Chucky’s world.
I adore everything about this film, which teeters on a thin string that separates thriller and survival horror. Whether you consider this one genre fare, or not, this is a solid little extra.
Evil Dead (2013)
The list’s biggest rip-off… “Ash” is the star of the Evil Dead franchise, he always has been. So when word started to spread that the Groovy one would pop up in a post-credits shot, we got excited. We got excited for about 3 seconds of a shadowed Bruce uttering the word that helped turn him into an iconic figure.
This obviously feels more like an outtake than anything else, but if you put Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray in a scene together, I’m going to cherish it, no matter what.
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
House on Haunted Hill was actually one of the stronger remakes to be released in the last few decades. It also had a brief post-credits scene, which means it was generally ahead of the curve on this practice.