Ma is the latest horror movie offering from Blumhouse, but does it feature a post-credits scene? Jason Blum's production company has been churning out hit after hit in recent years, thanks to a combination of their low-budget model and creative quality control. They've also managed to release a healthy mix of franchise fare (The Purge, Halloween) and original IPs (Get Out, Happy Death Day) in that time. That trend continues with their latest non-sequel, Ma, which features Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as its lead.
Written by Scotty Landes (Workaholics) and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), Ma takes place in small-town Ohio and follows a group of teenagers who befriend a middle-aged woman (Spencer), after she buys them alcohol. However, when she later invites them to party in her home's basement, the teens gradually come to realize their host might not be what she seems. And as anyone who knows anything about Blumhouse horror movies can tell you, things only get more bizarre and terrifying from there.
Now that Ma is playing in theaters, people may be wondering if they need to stick around for any extra scenes either during or after the credits. Ma does NOT feature a post-credits scene, as its credits are simply accompanied by some non-original music from the film's soundtrack. So while it's always polite when viewers sit through a movie's credits as a show of respect for the many crew members that worked on it, those who do so on Ma shouldn't expect any last-minute surprises along the way.
In truth, this isn't unusual for a Blumhouse horror movie. The company's films sometimes include little easter eggs in their credits (like the sound of Michael Myers breathing at the end of Halloween), but generally avoid featuring entire scenes or clips. There are exceptions, of course, including this year's sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, and last year's prequel, The First Purge, both of which featured mid-credits scenes. Nevertheless, they traditionally pass on attaching post-credits stingers to their movies - even the ones that are clearly designed to set the stage for a sequel (see, for example, Insidious' infamous cliffhanger ending).
That's once again the case with Ma, which primarily functions as a one-off psychological horror flick. And while it's certainly not impossible that a sequel or prequel will eventually come to fruition if the film's a box office success, the movie doesn't included any obvious teasers or set-up for another installment during its end credits. Still, those who do stay all the way through Ma will be treated to some catchy (if, in context, creepy) tunes along the way, before they leave the theater.
- Ma (2019) release date: May 31, 2019