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Five Nights at Freddy's post-credits scene explained

A small tease which means a lot.

Chica in FNAF movie
Image credit: Universal Pictures

To the surprise of no one, the Five Nights at Freddy's movie adaptation is the talk of town after a larger-than-expected opening weekend. Neither the poor reviews nor the day-and-date release on Peacock hurt its box office performance, and longtime fans of the horror video game series seem to be quite happy with the movie they got. Expect sequel talk soon.

Mild spoilers for Five Nights at Freddy's ahead.

In fact, the filmmakers behind the FNAF movie were already quite optimistic about its chances out there, since it features a short-but-intense mid-credits scene which teases what might be coming next. Following the mayhem that ensues at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria, the taxi driver played by YouTuber Cory DeVante Williams (aka CoryxKenshin) is safe and alive inside his car. After a brief knock on the door and telling the potential client to go away, someone gets on the passenger's seat, and that someone is none other than Balloon Boy, a small, child-like animatronic from the second Five Nights at Freddy's game. Right after a quick final scare, and as the credits continue to roll, viewers hear a voice say: "Come find me."

This is actually a smart way to tease a potential sequel, as the scene doesn't set up a new plot point nor a larger plan for the tentative movie franchise. It's just a fun extra gift for the fans. Of course, everyone into FNAF knows about Balloon Boy's role in the second game and his backstory, but anything could happen in the second movie. Now that a sequel is all but confirmed thanks to those fantastic box office numbers, it's only a matter of time before we begin to learn about what's next for the killer animatronics and the live-action FNAF universe that Blumhouse will surely want to keep exploring.

Can't get enough? We have recommendations for five movies to watch after Five Nights at Freddy's this Halloween.