'Five Nights at Freddy's' Ending and Post-Credit Scene Explained: Could We See a Sequel?

Does the film have a post-credit scene? Will there be a sequel?

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Could you have imagined ten years ago that Five Nights at Freddy's would one day become a game-to-film adaptation? Well, here we are, Five Nights at Freddy's has indeed become a game-to-film adaptation and there's some things about the movie we need to discuss. The latest horror film to hit the screens in these last few days we have left before Halloween, Five Nights at Freddy's was indeed a unique film that seems to be capturing the hearts of moviegoers. According to Variety, the film is looking at a $50 million debut weekend opening, which could end up being higher once the final number is counted. For reference, some of the most talked about horror movies this year such as M3GAN and Scream VI pulled in $30 million and $44.4 million respectively during their debuts. Should this number for Five Nights at Freddy's hold up, that means it will be the highest debut for a horror film this year. Making this figure even more impressive is the fact that the movie is also simultaneously running on Peacock—meaning people are making it a point to watch this on the big screen. If you've just gotten finished with watching the new flick, stick around—we've got to dive into a breakdown of the Five Nights at Freddy's ending and post-credit scenes, explained.

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'Five Nights At Freddy's' Ending Explained

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Alright let's do a quick recap. As you know, Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson) has never gotten over the trauma of his brother being kidnapped, and it's that very trauma that leads to him losing his security job. He crosses paths with a career advisor (Matthew Lillard) who suggests he get a security job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Fast forward a bit, and we find out that this pizzeria isn't what you would call your average security job. Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is filled with dangerous disturbing animatronic figures that will not hesitate to kill you should they feel their territory is being threatened. Most people would quit, Mike does not. He sticks around because as we find out later, inside the animatronic figures are the souls of children who were murdered by a serial killer.

These details are explained to Mike through Vanessa (Elizabeth Lail) and towards the end of the film we find out two things—the animatronic animals are after Mike's younger sister Abby (Piper Rubio), and that Vanessa's dad is apparently the serial killer and responsible for the kidnapping and killing of Mike's brother.

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Fortunately Vanessa comes to her senses and decides to join Mike in order to save Abby. The two show up to the pizzeria just in the nick of time to save her. Then we get the plot twist—the career counselor that advised Mike to take the job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is the serial killer behind all of this. A fight ensues between father and daughter (where Vanessa gets stabbed but lives) and Abby comes through with the final save which powers off the animatronic animals.

Does 'Five Nights at Freddy's' Have a Post-Credit Scene?

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Indeed it does! The post-credit scene is technically a mid-credit scene but alas it shows a taxi driver desperately trying to avoid the chaos happening inside. He hears a knock on his cab window and turns around to see that it's Balloon Boy who has entered into the cab anyway despite being told that he wasn't taking anymore rides.

Does This Mean We're Getting a Sequel?

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All signs point to the answer being yes. While Afton was seemingly defeated, the introduction of Balloon Boy indicates that we could see a part two where he's wreaking havoc or does something that wakes up the other animatronic animals. There could even be a new villain introduced to the storyline. Most likely the ending was left slightly open to see how this first film performed at the box office. Seeing as though Five Nights at Freddy's is once again on track to having the highest horror debut of the year, the chances of a sequel have improved significantly.

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