The childs and Macready Mys­tery

What hap­pened af­ter the film’s iconic end­ing?

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At the end of the film, the char­ac­ters of Childs and Macready are the sole sur­vivors, but it ends on an am­bigu­ous note as to whether they’re both hu­man or not. Childs’ body can be found in the game, but Mac­cready is nowhere to be seen. As to how he en­vi­sioned what hap­pened af­ter the cred­its rolled on the film, Cur­tis says, “We dis­cussed car­ry­ing for­ward the Childs/macready scene from the film, but de­cided its am­bi­gu­ity was pre­cious to the fans, so we didn’t want to mess with it. We talked briefly about one as­pect of the fi­nal scene – not be­ing able to see Childs’ breath, which could in­di­cate Childs was in­fected – but didn’t de­velop it. I like to think af­ter the fi­nal scene they helped each other sur­vive up to the point Macready had to make a tough de­ci­sion.”

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