Five Nights at Freddy’s? That’s Where I Wanna Be!
“Welcome to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria! Where fantasy and fun come to life!” The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has unveiled its trailer for all to see, and fans are eager to see what’s in store. Taking clear stylistic cues from analogue horror and slasher movies, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie does exactly what it says on the tin: bringing the spirit of the games to the silver screen.
As someone whose childhood involved following the game’s lore far too closely, I can tell with certainty that we really don’t know much about the movie quite yet. It looks like it’ll be taking most of its inspiration from the first game though, but that’s the obvious stuff. The presence of ghost children definitely gives it some of FNAF 2’s energy, and one scene is reminiscent of FNAF Sister Location, but that’s about it.
Will it follow the games one-to-one? …obviously not, how would they even make that interesting? But the question of how much creative liberty they’ll use is up in the air. There’s one scene with a SAW-esque murderchair, which is definitely not a thing in the games.
Some fans seem to be up-in-arms about the evil red eyes on the animatronics, but it doesn’t seem like a “Chris Pratt as Mario” level of outrage. There’s been a mixture of upset users and upbeat memes, among other typical kinds of discourse.
How are you feeling about the trailer? Are you excited to see the movie when it comes out? Will you need an extra push? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!