Most of us tend to associate post-credit scenes with superhero movies, even though all of them do not necessarily have one. The fact is, adding an extra scene at the end of a film's credits has been a practice for the longest time. Movies like Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) had stingers tacked onto their movies ages before Nick Fury showed up in Tony Stark’s living room.
In this article we have listed five movies that have end credits scenes most of us haven’t seen.
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
It was The Blair Witch Project (1999) that popularized found-footage in mainstream horror. The Paranormal Activity series revitalized it.
The production house chose to set up the inevitable spin-off by including a post-credit scene in Paranormal Activity 4, with unknown videographers perusing through a store when an elderly woman appears in front of them, speaking Spanish. This scene was meant to tease Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), although somewhat confusingly for audiences at the time.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Unlike the Tim Burton-directed reboot from the early 2000s, Rupert Wyatt’s film started out with humanity intact and the apes still in captivity.
The Simian Flu is the primary source of human eradication in the rebooted Planet of the Apes series. However, it does not take hold. Instead the apes free each other and become smarter. Caesar even learns to speak.
In the film’s post-credits scene, we see David Hewlett’s Hunsiker, getting ready to board a flight while suffering from a nosebleed. This is after he was exposed to the virus earlier in the movie.
Fast Five (2011)
What began as a rather forgettable street racing movie in 2001, ended up being one of the biggest and highest-grossing franchises.
Each installment featured a post-credits scene, which have been equally interesting, but the scene from Fast Five stands out.
Instead of reprising her role as ICE Agent Monica Fuentes, Eva Mendes appears in an uncredited role in the movie’s post-credits scene. She’s seen handing Dwayne Johnson’s DSS Agent Luke Hobbs a file with a surprising photo inside. The photo is that of an individual who was previously killed in Fast and Furious. The scene set up the story for Fast and Furious 6.
Zombieland was an unlikely success when it released in 2009. It is perhaps one of the most critically-acclaimed zombie movies of all time.
Apparently the writers of the movie wanted a celebrity cameo in it. However, getting one was rather tough. They considered the likes of Kevin Bacon and Sylvester Stallone, but eventually got Bill Murray.
At one point in the film, the group arrives at Bill Murray’s mansion and proceed to let loose for a while. They even meet him. However, since they are in Zombieland, Columbus accidentally kills Murray.
In the post-credits scene, Tallahassee is trying to say goodbye to Murray, and Murray helps him out by saying, “In the words of the immortal philosopher Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher.’”
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda is about a panda becoming a Kung Fu master and defending his land as the Dragon Warrior. Being an unexpected commercial hit, it kickstarted one of the most loved animated franchises.
After spending much of the series’ first adventure filled with resentment, Shifu finally learns to accept Po as the Dragon Warrior in an end credits stinger. The two of them share a meal of dumplings together under Oogway’s peach tree. The camera then pans out to reveal that the seed Shifu planted earlier in the movie is beginning to blossom.