It should also be noted that, despite the scene that takes place after the end, it actually takes place before Quinn undoes the countdown app, which is why Derek is killed after the film is resolved. As for what the mid-credits scene adds to the countdown, it doesn`t work to set up the sequel and seems to be a final bit of entertainment – another leaping terror – for the audience. This makes sense because at the end of the movie, there is a sequel setup in which Quinn receives a 2.0 countdown notification. It remains to be seen whether another film will be shot in this universe. Countdown reviews have been largely negative, but if the film turns out to be a box office hit, maybe a sequel will get the go-ahead. It is not known what a countdown would mean if Quinn would again oppose the application. Whatever happens, it`s clear that Derek won`t be back after the events of the countdown scene. In an average credit scene, Derek is at a Tinder appointment. Its countdown app says it broke the usage agreement. The restaurant`s lights go out before it is attacked by the demon. P.J. Byrne presents himself as a Grubhuber-obsessed Stoner priest who tries to break the curse of the app, in a role that at least shows that the film doesn`t take itself too seriously.
But he also doesn`t seem to care about his characters, his premise or any sense of coherence, so there`s no reason for the audience to be. However, by terminating the plans, it breaks the user`s agreement with the application. This part of the plot is not very well explained. But if you break the conditions by not going where you need to go for your death, then a demon comes after you to kill you instead. Countdown, probably one of the most anticipated horror films of the year, didn`t need to be a full-length movie. It could have been a 10-minute short film that stopped after the first death and could have been effective.