Is there a Scream 6 post-credits scene? How many are there?

Scream 6
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Does Scream 6 have a post-credits scene? It feels like every film hides something right at the end of its runtime lately, so it's a more than fair question to ask, even though it's true that none of the previous Scream films have an after credits stinger. 

If you're heading to the theater now – or if you're watching the credits roll as we speak – then we've got all you need to know below. First, we answer the question itself in a spoiler free section, but after that, it's full spoilers, so tread carefully. 

Scream 6 sees the survivors of the previous installment move to New York City, where they go up against a new Ghostface killer. Courteney Cox's Gale Weathers and Hayden Panettiere's Kirby Reed are back, while Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding reprise their roles from Scream 5

For the lowdown on the Scream 6 post-credits, look no further than the below. 

How many Scream 6 post-credits scenes are there?

Scream 6

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There is a Scream 6 post-credits scene, in a first for the franchise. There's just one, and it comes right at the very end of the credits – meaning if you want to see it, you'll have to stay seated until the last second of the runtime. 

We won't go into spoilers here, but we will mention that it's a very meta moment that isn't strictly necessary to the plot, so if you're pressed for time, feel free to head out of the cinema as soon as the film ends. 

What happens in the Scream 6 post-credits scene? *Spoilers*

Ghostface in Scream 6

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The Scream 6 post-credits scene is a very, very quick meta joke to close out the movie. Earlier in the film, Jasmin Savoy Brown's Mindy Meeks-Martin explained the rules of a franchise to the group. This includes everything from legacy characters being canon fodder to expectations being subverted and main characters being expendable. 

The post-credits scene is a quick flashback to this moment, with Mindy saying: "Not every movie needs a post-credits scene!" 

Scream 6 is in UK cinemas now and US theaters from March 10. For even more on the movie, check out our exclusive interview with the cast and directors of the slasher sequel.

You can see what else is on the way with our guide to all the other upcoming major movie release dates

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.