Five Nights at Freddy’s release date and everything we know

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Spooky season isn’t right around the corner and the weather isn’t even threatening to break with a breeze cool enough to make you shiver but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting your Halloween thrills and chills film list together. One addition you should consider making is Five Nights at Freddy‘s.

The horror movie, which is sure to be chock full of jump scares given the source material, stars Josh Hutcherson as a security guard whose job it is to look after the eponymous rundown kids playzone a la Chucky Cheese. If you’ve ever been freaked out by the animatronic singing and dancing figures that used to be all the rage in the ’80s and ’90s, be prepared to get the shivers all over again as these characters come to life.

Here’s everything to know about the movie.

Five Nights at Freddy’s release date

The film will premiere in time for Halloween with a theatrical release on Friday, Oct. 27.

Where is Five Nights at Freddy’s streaming?

Viewers can choose to watch the movie in theaters or stream it on Peacock as it’ll have a simultaneous release on the big screen and the small screen on Oct. 27.

What is Five Nights at Freddy’s about?

As reported by Deadline:

"The movie follows a troubled security guard as he begins watching over Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through. Upping the ante is the fact that his young sister, who he brings with him to work each night, seems to be the target of a coterie of possessed animatronic animals."

Is Five Nights at Freddy’s based on a book?

While there are books in the franchise, the movie is actually based on the popular video game of the same name which was created by Scott Cawthon and released in 2014.

How many Five Nights at Freddy’s games are there?

There are a total of 14 games a part of this shared universe which are available to play on PC, VR, and game consoles like Playstation, XBox, and Nintendo Switch.

Main series

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 1-4
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
  • Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 


  • FNaF World
  • Ultimate Custom Night
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Special Delivery
  • Freddy in Space 2
  • Security Breach: Fury’s Rage

Is CoryxKenshin in Five Nights at Freddy’s?

Yes! According to the Los Angeles Times, the popular videogame Youtuber, whose name is Cory Williams, does make a cameo in the film as a taxi driver. In his reaction to the trailer, which shows a look at his cameo, Williams had the following to say according to the outlet:

"I’m not an actor, guys. … I just got to be a part of something really cool…This is so cool though, because y’all gotta understand, I’m just a nerd, bro, I’m just a gamer — I see myself as the most regular dude of all time. So just seeing this, I’m so happy, I’m so happy."

Is Markiplier in Five Nights at Freddy’s?

It doesn’t look like he’ll be featured in the film as he’s not credited as being a part of the cast.

Are the Five Nights at Freddy’s characters CGI in the movie?

No. They aren’t computer generated. According to Deadline, the animatronic characters were made by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Five Nights at Freddy’s cast

  • Josh Hutcherson as Mike
  • Piper Rubio
  • Elizabeth Lail
  • Kat Conner Sterling
  • Matthew Lillard
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Cory Williams as Tax Driver

Five Nights at Freddy’s age rating

An age rating hasn’t been announced for the film yet, however, according to Apple’s App Store Preview, the game the movie is based on is rated 12+ for jump scares and frightening topics like murder and being possessed. The game isn’t bloody, gory, or violent, but it can be intense and terrifying. It’s likely that the movie will follow in the same vein and be rated PG-13. We’ll update this section when the age rating is announced.

Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer

Watch the official trailer below:

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