2023 seems to be the year of horror game adaptations. After the successful run of The Last of Us on HBO Max, the Halloween season is set to bring us the movie adaptation of the cult horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s.
The first teaser dropped for the film, bringing us into this nightmare version of a Chuck E. Cheese gone murderous. Check this out:
The description for the movie reads:
A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be easy to make.
Playing the lead is Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, with Matthew Lillard (Scream (1996), Scooby-Doo(2002)) also attached to the cast.
Of course, the real stars of the FNAF franchise are Freddy and his animatronic band of murder robots, and it looks like the movie will be bringing them to life through practical effects. The teaser has been pretty sparing regarding the reveals of the robots, but I guess that’s the difference between teasers and trailers.
With the FNAF games considered to have winded down with the more recent entries, maybe the movie could bring more interest to the audience, especially people who haven’t played the game. We don’t know the film’s full story yet, but it’s cool how they managed to adapt the story of a security guard realizing that he’s got more than he bargained for watching over a pizza place with animatronics animals.
Five Nights at Freddy’s comes to cinemas and Peacock on Oct. 27.