Five Nights at Freddy%27s Film

Five Nights at Freddy%27s (film): The computer game series of the same name, developed by Scott Cawthon, was as the inspiration for the 2023 American supernatural film Five Nights at Freddy’s. The movie, which was directed by Emma Tammi and whose screenplay was co-written with Seth Cuddeback and Cawthon, stars Josh Hutcherson as a disturbed security guard who takes a job at an abandoned pizzeria where he learns that the animatronic mascots are controlled by dead children. In supporting parts are Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Matthew Lillard.

Warner Bros. Pictures took the lead in the development of a cinematic adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, starting in April 2015. Gil Kenan was announced as the film’s director and co-writer, while Roy Lee, David Katzenberg, and Seth Grahame-Smith were scheduled to produce it. Kenan left the movie after several delays in production, and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions took up the film’s development from Warner Bros. In October 2022, Emma Tammi took over as director and co-writer after Chris Columbus, who had been chosen for the role, left the project. $20 million was allocated for filming, which took place in New Orleans and its environs between February and April of 2023. In October, Peacock released Five Nights at Freddy’s for streaming simultaneously with a theatrical premiere in the US.

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Five Nights at Freddy%27s Film

Based on the same-titled video game franchise developed by Scott Cawthon, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a supernatural horror movie. The film’s production was handled by Scott Cawthon Production and Blumhouse Productions, with Emma Tammi directing and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop creating the animatronic cast. Filming took place in February 2023 and ended in April 2023.

October 25, 2023 saw the UK premiere of Five Nights at Freddy’s; on October 26, 2023, it debuted on Peacock; and on October 27, Universal Pictures brought the film to theaters in the United States. The film’s critical reaction was divided; critics gave it bad reviews, but viewers gave it favorable ratings. As of March 2024, it has brought in $297.1 million against a $20 million deficit.

Five Nights at Freddy%27s Film Details

Directed by

Emma Tammi

Screenplay by

  • Scott Cawthon
  • Seth Cuddeback
  • Emma Tammi

Story by

  • Scott Cawthon
  • Chris Lee Hill
  • Tyler MacIntyre

Based on

Five Nights at Freddy’s

by Scott Cawthon

Produced by

  • Scott Cawthon
  • Jason Blum


  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Elizabeth Lail
  • Piper Rubio
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Matthew Lillard


Lyn Moncrief

Edited by

  • Andrew Wesman
  • William Paley

Music by

  • The Newton Brothers



  • Blumhouse Productions
  • Scott Cawthon Productions

Distributed by

Universal Pictures

Release dates

  • October 25, 2023 (United Kingdom)
  • October 27, 2023 (United States)

Running time

109 minutes


United States




$20 million

Box office

$297.2 million


A terrified night security guard at the once-profitable but now-abandoned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza tries to escape the building, but he is apprehended and put on a torture apparatus, which ultimately kills him. A little later, Mike Schmidt, the security guard at the mall, was fired after beating a careless father he thought was abducting his child. Steve Raglan, Mike’s career advisor, offers him a position as a night watchman at the pizzeria. At first hesitant, Mike agrees when social services threaten to remove Abby, his younger sister, and give her to their estranged aunt Jane, who wants custody of her child’s monthly allowance.

Mike goes to sleep on his first night at work and dreams of Garrett, his younger brother, being abducted. He encounters five kids who were there when the crime was committed, but they run away from him. The next day, Jane recruits a group of vandals, including Max, Abby’s babysitter, to damage the pizza place in an effort to fire Mike and for Jane to take custody of Abby sooner rather than later. Mike encounters Vanessa Shelly, a police officer, at his shift that night. She informs him that the building closed in the 1980s due to the child murders that had occurred there. The vandals break in after Mike’s shift finishes and he leaves, but Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Mr. Cupcake—the animatronic mascots of the pizzeria—kill them all. After Max vanishes, Mike is forced to take Abby with him on his next adventure.


Josh Hutcherson (left) and Matthew Lillard (right) respectively play Mike Schmidt and William Afton.
  • Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, a struggling young man who takes a job as the night guard of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza
  • Wyatt Parker as young Mike Schmidt
  • Piper Rubio as Abby, Mike’s younger sister
  • Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa, a local police officer
  • Matthew Lillard as Steve Raglan / William Afton, Mike’s career counselor
  • Mary Stuart Masterson as Aunt Jane, Mike and Abby’s aunt
  • Kat Conner Sterling as Max, Abby’s babysitter
  • David Lind as Jeff, the leader of a juvenile gang and Max’s brother
  • Christian Stokes as Hank, a member of Jeff’s gang
  • Joseph Poliquin as Carl, a member of Jeff’s gang
  • Grant Feely as Ghost Kid (Blonde Boy), the murdered child whose soul haunts Golden Freddy
  • Asher Colton Spence as Ghost Kid (With Hook), the murdered child whose soul haunts Foxy
  • David Huston Doty as Ghost Kid (With Bunny Ears), the murdered child whose soul haunts Bonnie
  • Liam Hendrix as Ghost Kid (With Hat), the murdered child whose soul haunts Freddy Fazbear
  • Jophielle Love as Ghost Kid (Blue-Eyed Girl), the murdered child whose soul haunts Chica
  • Tadasay Young as Dr. Lillian, Abby’s therapist
  • Michael P. Sullivan as Doug, Jane’s lawyer
  • Lucas Grant as Garrett, Mike’s younger brother who was abducted as a child
  • Theodus Crane as Jeremiah, Mike’s previous co-worker
  • Matthew Patrick as Sparky’s Diner waiter
  • Cory Williams as a cabbie

The suit performers include Kevin Foster as Freddy Fazbear, the pizzeria’s namesake brown bear animatronic; Jade Kindar-Martin as Bonnie, an indigo rabbit animatronic; and Jessica Weiss as Chica, a yellow chicken animatronic. The scatted pirate song that Foxy, a red pirate fox animatronic, sings throughout the film is performed by Kellen Goff.


Roy Lee, David Katzenberg, and Seth Grahame-Smith are slated to produce the film version of the Five Nights at Freddy’s video game franchise, which Warner Bros. Pictures announced in April 2015 that it had acquired the film rights to. According to Grahame-Smith, they would work with Scott Cawthon, the creator of the franchise, who co-wrote the novels with the ghostwriting company Kevin Anderson and Associates, “to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie.” Gil Kenan joined on in July 2015 to helm the movie, which he co-wrote with Tyler Burton Smith.

After Warner Bros. Pictures placed the film in turnaround, Cawthon revealed in March 2017 that Blumhouse Productions will be the new production company for the picture. Producer Jason Blum stated in May 2017 that he was thrilled to be collaborating closely with Cawthon on the.


Five Nights at Freddy’s was released simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock in the United States by Universal Pictures on October 27, 2023. It was released two days earlier on October 25, 2023, in the United Kingdom.The film was also released on Amazon Prime Video on March 5th after its removal on Peacock.

The movie’s animatronics debuted in October 2023 at Universal Studios Hollywood, a theme park in Los Angeles, California. A pop-up location is also being constructed at Sunset Boulevard. Both locations are part of Universal Studios Hollywood. The latter is said to be furnished in a manner reminiscent of the Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza scene from the movie. A book on the creation process named The Art and Making of Five Nights at Freddy’s: August 20, 2024 is the planned release date of the film. The film’s novelization was published on December 26, 2023.


With $137.3 million in revenue in the US and Canada and $159.9 million in other regions, Five Nights at Freddy’s brought in a total of $297.2 million globally. According to Deadline Hollywood, the movie made a $161 million profit. Released in tandem with Freelance and After Death in the US and Canada, Five Nights at Freddy’s was previously expected to bring in about $50 million from 3,550 theaters during its first weekend. Estimates were increased to $78 million after the film’s first day gross of $39.4 million (which included $10.3 million from Thursday night previews, the highest amount ever for a picture with a simultaneous streaming release). In the end, it made a $80 million debut and won the box office. 

The movie achieved the second-best opening weekend ever on its day and date. (after Black Widow’s $80.3 million in 2021), the greatest horror movie debut weekend in 2023, the finest Blumhouse debut, surpassing Halloween’s $76.2 million, and the second-highest video game film debut after The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s $146.4 million in April of the previous year. Despite having one of the biggest ever 76% declines, the movie held its top spot the next weekend with $19.4 million. After surpassing Split ($278 million) in its seventh weekend of release, the movie is now Blumhouse’s highest-grossing Blumhouse release globally. On December 21, 2023, Five Nights at Freddy’s concluded its theatrical run in the United States and Canada.


Cawthon stated in August 2018 that a second movie that narrates the events of the second game might be made if the first movie proved to be a hit. During a January 2023 podcast interview, Lillard disclosed that he has inked a three-picture agreement with the studios.Hutcherson disclosed that a sequel was in development in January 2024, despite Ryan Turek, Blumhouse’s vice president of feature film development, asserting that the project had not yet received the go-ahead. The follow-up is scheduled for release in the fall of 2025, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will make a comeback to construct the animatronics for the movie, according to Blumhouse’s official confirmation in April 2024. According to reports, the sequel’s filming will begin in the fall of 2024. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, the follow-up.

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