In 2014, Scott Cawthon released Five Nights at Freddy's, a chilling indie video game that took the world by storm. Since then, several popular sequels and spin-offs have followed in the franchise. The cultural impact of this craze saw the release of quite a few novels and graphic novels in the franchise as well.
Now Five Nights at Freddy's is coming alive like never before. On October 27th, this cult favorite game is being adapted into a movie, coming to theaters and Peacock streaming.
The Five Nights at Freddy's video game takes place at a family pizza chain called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a locale not unlike the Chuck E. Cheese's many of us frequented in our youth. The restaurant features an iconic mascot, the animatronic bear, Freddy Fazbear. Players take on the role of a member of the night staff, and soon discover that, when the restaurant closes, all of the building's animatronics wander the halls, looking to kill anyone that gets in their path.
Blumhouse Productions—in tandem with Scott Cawthon Productions—produced the film adaptation. Emma Tammi (Into the Dark) directed the movie, as well as co-wrote the screenplay with Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback. Cawthon's heavy involvement in the making of the film promises a story that is true to the soul of the source material.
Josh Hutcherson (Future Man, The Hunger Games) stars as Mike Schmidt, a new nighttime security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. When he discovers the animatronics are alive and hungry for vengeance, he must keep himself alive for six long hours after midnight with very limited resources.
Check out the trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's below!