Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak, comes to theaters this weekend, hoping to breath new life into the iconic horror-slasher franchise. And once you have enjoyed 106 minutes of this masked psychopath using his specific set of skills to viciously slaughter any unsuspecting suburbian victim he crosses paths with, you will likely find yourself faced with one question: Is there a scene after the credits? After all, sitting around watching the credits roll can be a bore but it might be worth the wait if the movie ends up giving fans an Easter egg or hints at what the sequel might be about. So does Halloween have a post-credits scene you should stick around for?
Without giving away any plot details or spoiling anything about the movie, we will say that Halloween bucks the recent blockbuster trend and does not have any scenes after credits. Once the movie is over, it’s truly over, meaning instead of having to sit around for an extra five minutes for a 30-second clip, viewers you can make a beeline for the door the minute the movie ends.
Post-credit scenes have become the norm over the past decade and while Halloween is already getting a ton of love from critics – it currently has an 86 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes – the newest entry into the Halloween canon does deserve credit for abandoning this annoying, completely unnecessary trend and letting the movie end when it’s supposed to.
Halloween opens in theaters nationwide this Friday.