About MediaStinger

Find out the who, what, and why of MediaStinger in our History / FAQ

What is a Stinger?

An extra scene, picture, or audio clip during and/or after the credits of a movie or video game.

Who’s behind MediaStinger.com?

MovieStinger.com was created by Nitruc Media and launched in the summer of 2007 and since has evolved into MediaStingerâ„¢, a comprehensive database that allows users to quickly view whether movies and video games have extra scenes during or after the credits without spoiling the ending for them. Users can also find out what happens during stingers, rate stingers, find out names of songs that play during the credits, read news and reviews, watch trailers and even share and discuss their thoughts through comments.

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Why was MediaStinger.com developed?

The majority of people who watch movies tend to leave the theater as soon as the credits pop up, just to have someone tell them later that they missed an extra scene after the credits. Since the 1960s, movie producers have been adding extra footage after the credits of films and since then more and more movies and video games are now including Stingers.

Our site allows users to quickly view whether movies and games have stingers without spoiling the ending for them. Users can also find out the names of songs that play during credits, check out news and reviews, watch trailers, rate stingers and share and discuss their thoughts through comments.

How does the user rating system work?

Our user rating system displays each movie and game’s current numeral score in a color-coded system that allows users to quickly and conveniently see whether they should stick around for the credits. Users can then go to individual movie and game pages, see a breakdown of the voting, and contribute to the overall score by adding their votes, too.

Here’s a breakdown of exactly how it works:

Movies and games that currently don’t have information regarding scenes during and after the credits are scored N/A (for Not Available) with a gray background.
Movies and games that don’t have any extras during and after the credits are automatically scored N/S (for No Stingers) with a red background.
Movies and games that have extras during and/or after the credits but that users have voted aren’t worth waiting around for overall also use a red background but with a negative score based on how many more No votes than Yes votes have been added by users.
Movies and games that have extras during and/or after the credits but have yet to receive any votes or have the same amount of Yes votes as No votes are scored with a zero and a yellow background.
Movies and games that have extras during and/or after the credits which users have voted are worth waiting around for overall use a green background and a positive score based on how many more Yes votes than No votes have been added by users.

I saw a movie with an extra scene, and it’s not on your site.

Great! Let us know about it by submitting information we might not know about the stinger here.

How do I sign up for an account on MediaStinger?

At the moment our site uses the Disqus comment system. You can comment on any page by logging into Disqus via a Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, or Disqus account. You can also comment without having to login to any social networking sites by simply entering a name and email.