Is There A Scream Credits Scene? A Spoiler-Free Guide

The first must-see horror event of 2022 is nearly upon us, as "Scream," the long-awaited fifth entry in the iconic horror franchise soon hits theaters. While it might be a bit confusing/annoying that the movie isn't simply titled "Scream 5" since it is very much a continuation of the franchise with much of the original cast returning, this remains something a great many lovers of genre cinema have been waiting a long time for. But the question lingers, must those fans also wait through the credits?

Post-credits and/or mid-credits scenes were not invented by Marvel, but they have been popularized in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now? Nearly any franchise movie comes with the expectation, or at least possibility, that something important will run during the credits. We're here to offer your a guide to navigating "Scream" in this regard, while offering not a single spoiler. So, for those who wish to know what (if anything) to expect, here we go. If you'd rather be surprised one way or the other, enjoy!

Does Scream Have a Credits Scene?

No need to tease this out, people. No, the new "Scream" does not have any sort of mid or post-credits scene. Period. So once the film ends you can head to the bathroom and empty your bladder in peace, knowing you're not missing anything crucial to the franchise's potential future. The late Wes Craven didn't attach any such scenes to any of the original four movies, and it seems filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett ("Ready or Not") are keeping up with that tradition.

Now, does this mean that there won't be a "Scream 6?" Not necessarily. Spyglass and Paramount would seemingly have every motivation to keep things going if this new movie does well. That is the case with horror now, and it has been the case with horror for most of its existence. Such is the nature of the beast. This just means that the team didn't feel the need to tee anything up during the credits.

The cast includes Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), and David Arquette (Dewey Riley), reuniting the original trio. Rounding out the ensemble will be Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick penned the screenplay, with original writer Kevin Williamson producing.

"Scream" hits theaters on January 14, 2022.

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's deadly past.