Fans of horror video games will absolutely know about Five Nights at Freddy’s, the popular franchise pitting players against a horde of murderous animatronics in a haunted pizza place. However, many may not be aware of the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s movie from the minds at Blumhouse; the studio behind hits like Get Out, The Purge, and Paranormal Activity.

The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been in development for a long time, with several delays and changes in directors and writers. With that said, the film is finally ready to hit the big screen and scare the pants off of fans and eager viewers. The film is currently scheduled to release on 27 October 2023, just in time for Halloween, and will be available day and date in theatres and on the Peacock streaming service.

The movie stars Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, a young man who takes a job as a night security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family-friendly restaurant with animatronic animals entertaining children during the day. However, he soon discovers how the robots are not so friendly at night, and how they have a dark and bloody history involving a serial killer, missing children, and a vengeful spirit.

The movie also features Matthew Lillard as William Afton, the owner of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza; Elizabeth Lail as Jessica Brooks, Mike’s girlfriend and a journalist who investigates the mystery of the pizza place; Piper Rubio as Charlotte Emily, the daughter of Afton’s former partner and the first victim; Kat Conner Sterling as Cassidy Smith, one of the missing children who possesses one of the animatronics; and Mary Stuart Masterson as Clara Afton, William’s wife and Charlotte’s aunt.

The movie is directed by Emma Tammi, who previously helmed horror films like The Wind and The Night House. She co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Cawthon, the creator of the game series, and Seth Cuddeback, a newcomer to the genre. The movie is based on the lore and gameplay of the first four games in the franchise, as well as Cawthon’s novel trilogy: The Silver Eyes, The Twisted Ones, and The Fourth Closet. Needless to say, the film appears to be in good hands and seems like it will be a faithful adaptation of the game series.

Although the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been compared to other successful video game adaptations like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Mortal Kombat; one can hope it will be better, overall, than most of those listed. Either way, the film will ensure fans and viewers never look at animatronics the same way again.

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