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Five Nights at Freddy’s movie cast, trailer, plot, reviews, and news

Get the FNAF latest with updates on Blumhouse's new horror movie including the Five Nights at Freddy's movie release date, cast and reviews.

When is the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie release date? After years of rumors and speculation, a FNAF movie finally hit the big screen in 2023! With Blumhouse at the helm, everyone had the highest hopes for this horror adaptation.

Five Nights at Freddy’s started as an underdog indie game with the pretty straightforward premise of pitting a new security guard against the evil animatronics at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. But it turned into a phenomenon, and fans were hoping the game would result in one of the best horror movies in years. Did it work? Let’s find out…

Who’s in the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie cast?

Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard, and Piper Rubio all lead the Five Nights at Freddy’s cast. 

You’ll, of course, recognize Lillard from the Scream cast, where he played everyone’s favorite serial killer, Stu (when’s he coming back?) while Hutcherson was a member of The Hunger Games cast, and played Katniss’s lovesick partner, Peeta. Check out our detailed guide to the Five Nights at Freddy’s cast for more on the characters these actors are bringing to life!

Emma Tammi directed using a script she co-wrote with Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback. We had the chance to speak to Tammi about bringing Freddy Fazbear’s to life in our director interview!

The Five Nights at Freddy’s cast list:

  • Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt
  • Matthew Lillard as Steve Raglan
  • Piper Rubio as Abby Schmidt
  • Mary Stuart Masterson as Aunt Jane
  • Kat Conner Sterling as Max
  • Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa
  • Lucas Grant as Garrett
  • Kevin Foster as Freddy Fazbear
  • Jess Weiss as Chica
  • Jade Kindar-Martin as Bonnie
  • Wyatt Parker as Young Mike
  • Christian Stokes as Hank
  • Jessica Blackmore as Mike’s Mom
  • Ryan Reinike as Freddy’s Security Guard

Five Nights at Freddy's movie release date: First official still from Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie release date and reviews

Five Nights at Freddy’s was released on Thursday, October 26, 2023, in theaters and on Peacock in the US. In the UK, meanwhile, the film opened on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

Sadly, it hasn’t been such a great start for Freddy. It’s currently sitting at 28% on Rotten Tomatoes based on critic reviews, and most have had negative reactions to the PG-13 rating, the lack of action and suspense, and a dull plot. Oh dear.

Our own Charlotte Colombo found some things to love about the new movie, pointing out that there are some great scenes with the animatronics themselves, writing in her Five Nights at Freddy’s review: “They’re at their best when committing grisly murders and just generally causing chaos.”

Five Nights at Freddy's movie release date: Josh Hutcherson as Mike in Five Nights at Freddy's movie

What’s the Five Nights At Freddy’s movie about?

The FNAF movie adapts the events of the first game, following security guard Mike Schmidt (Hutcherson), who takes a job working overnight at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a ‘Chuck-E-Cheese-esque’ kiddie restaurant.

Mike, after being fired from his job as a security guard (after a mistaken kidnapping incident), is in desperate search of a new income, and comes across the position at Freddy Fazbear’s after talking to soft-spoken career counselor, Steve Raglan. Naturally, things aren’t easy over at Freddy’s, and Mike slowly starts to realize that things with these weird animatronics aren’t as they seem.

As the night wears on, animatronics of the restaurant’s mascots begin to move and shift before making an effort to corner and kill Schmidt. It’s a pretty simple story, but it only goes on to get more convoluted as various mysteries come to light.

The movie also touches on Mike’s personal life. He looks after his little sister, Abby, and it’s clear he’s in over his head when it comes to both acting as her guardian and putting in a good shift as the new night watchmen.

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Is there a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie trailer?

The Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer was released on June 27, 2023. In it, we see Mike trying to get to grips with his new job at the pizzeria before slowly uncovering the truth about the possessed animatronics.

We also get a closer look at Abby, Vanessa (one for Security Breach fans), and best of all, Springtrap Bonnie is back!

The most recent trailer for FNAF dropped on August 31 and gave us an extended look at the violent animatronics and Chica’s cupcake. You can watch it for yourself below:

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Who’s making the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie?

Blumhouse Productions was behind Five Nights at Freddy’s, known for making some of the best horror movies of all time.

If you didn’t know, Blumhouse Productions are the producers behind the likes of Get Out, Happy Death Day, and The Black Phone. The studio has always had a deep love and affection for horror, and it seemed as though the man at the top, Jason Blum, had a lot of faith in their adaptation.

Jason announced a swathe of info about the film in one tweet, which gave fans all the information they could need for months.
“[Jim Henson Creature Shop] is working on our animatronics,” he says. “Emma Tammi is our director. Filming on FNAF begins in February 2023. Boom.” Boom indeed.

Five Nights at Freddy's movie release date: Springtrap in Five Nights at Freddy's

Where can I watch the FNAF movie?

The FNAF movie is currently playing in theaters and on the streaming service Peacock. 

That’s Five Nights at Freddy’s! If you love a good scare, see our guide to The Conjuring 4 release date. We’ve also got a guide to all of the best movies ever made for you to check out, as well as guides on how to watch the Evil Dead movies in order.

For more on FNAF, be sure also to check out our sister site, Pocket Tactics, for everything you need to know about the games, including all the FNAF games in order and FNAF characters. And if it’s a long read you’re after, check out our feature on how to be a final girl in 2023.