Five Nights at Freddy's
Media franchise created by Scott Cawthon
This article is about the video game franchise. For the first game in the series, see Five Nights at Freddy's (video game).
Video game series
Five Nights at Freddy's (FNaF) is an American media franchise created by Scott Cawthon, which began with the eponymous 2014 video game and has since gained worldwide popularity.
The main video game series consists of nine survival horror games taking place in locations somehow connected to family pizzarestaurant Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. In most games, the player takes on the role of a night-time employee, who must utilise tools such as security cameras, lights, doors, and vents to defend themselves against hostile animatronic characters that inhabit the locations. The series' canon is revealed through voice recordings, minigames, and easter eggs featured throughout the games.
The franchise also includes spin-off games and other media, including a noveltrilogy and an anthology series, comprising an all-encompassing fictional universe. A film adaptation is also planned. Merchandise for the games has been produced, and a horror attraction based on the series was featured in the Adventuredome for Halloween 2016. The series also appeared in the Guinness Book of Records: Gamer's Edition, setting a record for the largest number of sequels released in a year.
History and development
The idea for Five Nights at Freddy's stemmed from negative reaction to Scott Cawthon's previous game, the family-friendly Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. Players said that the main character (a young beaver) looked like "a scary animatronic animal", and reviewer Jim Sterling called the game "unintentionally terrifying". Initially discouraged by the criticism, Cawthon (who had previously primarily developed Christian-oriented games) eventually used the feedback to make something intentionally scarier.
Five Nights at Freddy's was released via Desura on August 8, 2014. On August 20, after it was approved by the service's crowdsourcing platform Greenlight, Five Nights at Freddy's was also released on Steam. The sequels were released on November 10, 2014, March 2, 2015, July 23, 2015, October 7, 2016, December 4, 2017, June 27, 2018, May 28, 2019, and November 25, 2019, respectively. A spin-off from the series, FNaF World, was announced in a Steam post by Cawthon in September 2015, and was released in January 2016. Cawthon releases teasers for his games on his website, and trailers on his YouTube channel.
He used Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to create the Five Nights at Freddy's games and Autodesk 3ds Max to model and render the games' 3D graphics. To enhance Sister Location, Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, Ultimate Custom Night, Help Wanted, and Special Delivery, Cawthon used professional voice actors and original soundtracks. In May 2016, he announced that all titles would be remade by third-party companies for release on consoles.
Cawthon posted on his website in 2015 that he planned to publish his first novel (The Silver Eyes) in the near future, with its stories separate from that of the games. On June 20, 2016, Scholastic announced that it would collaborate with Cawthon on a multi-book deal.The Silver Eyes was released on December 17, 2015 on Amazon Kindle, and the paperback version was published on September 27, 2016, slightly earlier than its originally planned October publication date. A second novel, The Twisted Ones, was published on June 27, 2017, followed by The Fourth Closet on June 26, 2018.
The Five Nights at Freddy's series consists of horror-themed video games in which the player is usually a night-time employee at a location connected with Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a fictional children's restaurant that takes inspiration from family pizza chains like Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place. The restaurant has life-size animatronic characters that perform at children's parties. The animatronics wander the restaurant at night and the guard is instructed to watch over them. To progress through the games, the player must guard theirself against animatronics with a variety of tools. In Five Nights at Freddy's, the player can control the two security doors connecting their office to the adjacent hallways as a barrier against animatronics in the vicinity. Each night, the player has a power supply that depletes faster when a tool is used. If the power goes out, the player can no longer use any tools, and is defenseless against the animatronics. Five Nights at Freddy's 2 has different tools; there are no protective doors, and the player must instead use an empty animatronic head and flashlight to defend theirself against the animatronics. The game introduced a music box which must be remotely wound up on a regular basis to prevent an attack from a particular animatronic.8-bitminigames were introduced, which are played randomly after death.
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 uses a monitor panel, which contains audio, camera, and ventilation. The player must keep certain systems from malfunctioning. These malfunctions can be triggered randomly or by the hallucinations of the animatronics from the first and second games. The ability to seal vents is also added, and must be used to prevent the sole tangible animatronic from entering the office. The player can use an audio-based function on the cameras, which triggers a childlike voice to lure the animatronic away from the office. The 8-bit minigames return and are activated by completing side tasks such as clicking on a poster or inputting a code into a wall. If the player completes the minigames, they unlock a secret ending. In Five Nights at Freddy's 4, the gameplay occurs in a bedroom setting, and instead of being a night guard, the player takes the role of a small child. The player also no longer has access to a camera system. The player has four areas in the bedroom to monitor: two hallway doors on both sides of the room, the closet directly in front of them, and the bed behind them. At the doors, the player must listen for animatronics' breathing, which can determine whether they are they near. If the player hears breathing at the side doors, they close the door and wait for the animatronics to walk away. If they open the doors too early, however, the animatronics jump scare the player. The player must also prevent small animatronics from accumulating on their bed, and prevent an animatronic from entering their closet. Five Nights at Freddy's 4 also introduces a minigame involving a new animatronic, which offers the player a two-hour skip in the next night for completing the minigame.
An elevated control pad is introduced for Sister Location, which can light a room or shock the animatronics. Other mechanics include a second control pad in a breaker room, which controls power to the facility and a flash beacon, which allows the player to see in the dark Funtime Auditorium (a party room) and avoid its animatronic.Sister Location is the only game where the player can move between rooms.Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator has business-style gameplay, and the player must spend in-game money to buy features for their pizzeria. A series of minigames can be played by testing the establishment's attractions. After the player has completed this portion of the game, they complete tasks in a room and fend off hostile, previously-salvaged animatronics. The gameplay of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator shares a number of elements with Five Nights at Freddy's 3, including the importance of ventilation and the ability to distract animatronics with sound.Ultimate Custom Night is a customizable night, in which fifty animatronics are present and have a maximum AI level of twenty. The game includes many mechanics from the previous games, such as the heater, fan, music box, and power generator. The player can choose which characters they want active for a night, and how active the characters will be.
Help Wanted combines the gameplay of every other game, and turns into a virtual experience for the player. It also introduces several other minigames, in which the gameplay is variant, and also at times has free-roam.Special Delivery features location-based augmented reality gameplay. The player can switch on their camera, and the footage itself is the game's background. The animatronics will try to attack corresponding to the environment. The animatronics generally have cloaking, which leads them to being invisible.
In the first, second, third, seventh, and eighth games, the player has a security-camera system, which observes the animatronic characters. One location can be viewed at a time, and some areas are not visible on the cameras. Most camera feeds are dull, sometimes almost black and white in color, and full of video noise. In the third game, the cameras stop working if their associated system fails. Cameras are used in the fifth game as a mechanic in the fake ending and custom night update, but not in the main game.
In the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth games, lights are used to ward off animatronics or warn the player. Lights in the first, second, fifth, seventh, eighth games are activated with buttons on the walls and illuminate the player's blind spots: the doorway or vent exit, respectively. The lights are similar in the fifth game, but are mounted on a control pad and illuminate the animatronics' rooms. The flashlight in the second and ninth games has a finite battery life, but is infinite in the fourth and seventh games, and must be switched on or off. Battery life varies in the eighth game. The flash beacon, introduced in the fifth game, is used to orient the player in the third and fifth nights' pitch-black rooms. The flashlight is also used in the sixth game, but it is automatically turned on when the player looks at the vents, and has unlimited power.
Doors and vents
In the first, fourth, seventh, and eighth games, doors to be closed when an animatronic is near. Doors are also present in the fake ending and custom night update of the fifth game with the same function. Vents are featured in the second, third, sixth, seventh, and eighth games, as a medium through which animatronics can get to the player. They are also present in the fifth game as the primary means of transport for the player.
Every game in the main series contains jump scares, which end a game in defeat as the animatronics are implied to attack the player off-screen. In most jump scares, an animatronic character suddenly appears in the player's view, followed by a loud screaming or roaring noise. Some jump scares, including those by Golden Freddy (in the first game), Nightmare, and Nightmarionne (in the fourth game), consist of a single screen with shrill, distorted audio; these jump scares usually crash (or restart) the game. The player must use various tools to prevent being attacked via jump scares and advance through each game.
In the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth games, the player gains access to a series of (predominantly eight-bit) minigames randomly after death, or after completing a specific task. The minigames usually relate to a story or event relevant to the game, in a cryptic manner. The minigames in the second game portray homicides mentioned by another worker of the restaurant, and the reason of the animatronics gaining life. The minigames in the third game show the story behind Springtrap's creation. Minigames in the fourth game tell the story of a character who dies in a tragic accident. There is only one minigame in the fifth game, which depicts the death of animatronic engineer William Afton's daughter. The minigames in the sixth game depict various events in the series, all connected to Afton. In the mobile version of the eighth game, the player can access a minigame called "Princess Quest", which depicts the origins of a character called Vanny.
In the first, second, third, seventh, and eighth games, the player receives a telephone voice message from a previous worker of the location, commonly referred to as "Phone Guy". The messages are a tutorial for the player, describing several gameplay mechanics and outlining the location's backstory. Phone calls from the first game can be heard in the fourth game as ambience. The fifth, sixth, eight, and ninth games have AI voices which tutor the player. The sixth game also contains a tape recorder that guides the player through some gameplay mechanics.
Every game in the series contains easter eggs and rare screens, some of which add to the story. They are often presented as hallucinations, with some examples including a character named Golden Freddy in the first game, eight-bit minigames in the second and third games, various random items appearing near the bed in the fourth, blueprints in the fifth and sixth, a character named Fredbear in the seventh, and a minigame called Princess Quest in the eighth.
In the first, second, third, and sixth games, the player's location closes shortly after the game ends. In the first game, the location is said to close by the year's end due to a "tragedy that took place there many years ago". In the second game, the location closes due to malfunctioning animatronics. In the third and sixth games, the locations close after a fire. The fifth game is unique, however, in that the restaurant in which the game takes place, Circus Baby's Pizza World, closes before the events of the game due to a supposed gas leak.
The protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's is named Mike Schmidt. The protagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's 2 are Jeremy Fitzgerald and Fritz Smith. The protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is an unnamed security guard. The protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is presumed to be the Crying Child, Michael Afton, or both, both of which are children of William Afton. The protagonist of Sister Location and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator is Michael Afton again. The protagonist of Ultimate Custom Night is heavily implied to be William Afton himself. The protagonist of Help Wanted is named Vanny. The protagonist of Special Delivery is unknown. The protagonist of Security Breach is presumed to be a child named Gregory.
In the first two games, a man known as Phone Guy leaves a recording at the beginning of each night which advises the player how to play the game. Phone Guy is replaced in the third, fifth, and sixth games by other people called Phone Dude, HandUnit, and Tutorial Unit respectively. HandUnit returns in the eighth game and Tutorial Unit returns for the ninth. The sixth game also introduces Cassette Man, later revealed to be Henry Emily, William Afton's former business partner.
The series' main antagonist and central character is William Afton (aka "The Purple Guy"), the founder of in-universe company Afton Robotics, LLC and co-founder of in-universe company Fazbear Entertainment, Inc. He was, directly and indirectly, responsible for numerous incidents and tragedies throughout the series. As revealed in various minigames, Afton is a child murderer, who killed at least six children before the events of the series. Sometime before the events of the third game, he becomes aware that the children's vengeful spirits have possessed his animatronics and attempts to destroy them, but ends up dying in the old Spring Bonnie suit (which he used to lure children in the back areas of his restaurant before killing them). Afton's soul then possesses the animatronic and becomes Springtrap, who is eventually killed in a fire at the end of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. However, Afton is implied to still be alive in digital form, appearing as the virus Glitchtrap in Help Wanted, as well as possessing a woman named Ness (implied to be Vanny) in Special Delivery.
Many of the animatronics featured in the games are possessed by the souls of children murdered by William Afton. The children possessing the animatronics from the first game are called Gabriel, Jeremy, Susie, Fritz, and Cassidy, evident from both the novel series as well as a secret ending in the sixth game. The child possessing the Puppet is Charlotte "Charlie" Emily, the daughter of Henry Emily, who is implied to be Afton's first victim. The child possessing Circus Baby is Elizabeth Afton, Afton's daughter, who was killed by the animatronic. The children's deaths are shown in detail in various minigames.
The first game has four main animatronics: Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy. A secret fifth animatronic named Golden Freddy occasionally appears. In the second game, decrepit versions of the animatronics are present and referred to as "withered"; along with their remade counterparts, referred to as "toys". Two new characters are also introduced: Balloon Boy and the Puppet. Two secret characters, Shadow Freddy and Shadow Bonnie, rarely appear, and, when stared at for too long, they crash the game. A female version of Balloon Boy called JJ can also rarely be seen under the office table, posing no threat.
The only true animatronic present in the third game is Springtrap, who is a decayed version of an animatronic called Spring Bonnie from an old restaurant known as Fredbear's Family Diner; the animatronic is possessed by William Afton, whose corpse is inside the suit. Some of the animatronics from the previous two games, including Freddy, Chica, Foxy, Toy Foxy (also known as The Mangle), Balloon Boy, and the Puppet, return as hallucinatory "phantoms", disturbing the gameplay and giving Springtrap opportunities to kill the player. Shadow Freddy and Shadow Bonnie appear in secret minigames with minor roles. In the fourth game, "nightmare" versions of the animatronics are present, and new characters are introduced, including Nightmare Fredbear, Nightmare, and Plushtrap. In the fourth game's Halloween edition, characters called Jack-O-Bonnie, Jack-O-Chica, Nightmare Mangle, Nightmare Balloon Boy, and Nightmarionne are present.
In Sister Location, "funtime" versions of Freddy and Foxy are present. Two new characters are also introduced: Circus Baby and Ballora; alongside their small assistants called Bidybabs and Minireenas. Baby, Ballora, Freddy, and Foxy amalgamate into an animatronic called Ennard at the end of the game. Springtrap appears in the final cutscene as well. In the non-canon custom night, three characters called Bonnet, Lolbit, and Electrobab are present. In Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, only four animatronics are a threat to the player: Molten Freddy, Scraptrap, Scrap Baby, and Lefty. There are other animatronic characters, but only for decorating. These include "rockstar" versions of game one's animatronic cast, a group of animatronics called the Mediocre Melodies, which consists of Happy Frog, Mr. Hippo, Pigpatch, Nedd Bear, and Orville Elephant, and a group called the Posh Pizzeria, which consists of Funtime Chica, Music Man, and El Chip. Ultimate Custom Night introduces two characters called Dee Dee and Shadow Dee Dee.
In Help Wanted, "blacklight" versions of the first game's animatronics, alongside Shadow Foxy, Shadow Mangle, and Party Freddy are present in the Blacklight levels. A character called Beacon Bonnie appears as an easter egg. Two characters called Dreadbear and Grimm Foxy debut in Curse of Dreadbear. In Special Delivery, several characters called Holiday, Chocolate, Arcade, Wasteland, Heatwave, Circus, Forest, Winter, and Aztec are present, as well as "Scary Tale" versions of the first game's animatronics. In Security Breach, "glamrock" versions of Freddy and Chica are present. Four new animatronic characters are introduced as well, called Montgomery Gator, Roxanne Wolf, Moondrop, and an unnamed sun animatronic.
Five Nights at Freddy's (2014)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's (video game)
Five Nights at Freddy's was released for Microsoft Windows on August 8, 2014, followed by ports for Android and iOS on August 27 and September 11, respectively. A Windows Phone version was also released, but was soon withdrawn due to its downscaled graphics. Ports for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch were released on November 29, 2019, alongside separate releases for Five Nights at Freddy's 2, 3 and 4.
The first game revolves around a character called Mike Schmidt, who begins working as a night security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where the animatronics move at night and supposedly kill anyone they see by stuffing them into a spare animatronic suit. Animatronic movement is explained to the player as a purposely-programmed "free-roaming" mode, to prevent the animatronic's servomotors from locking up. The player must survive from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. They cannot leave the room and must use a camera system and two doors with lights to defend theirself from the animatronics, with limited power to use their tools. The hostility of the animatronics appears to result from the possession by the vengeful souls of children who were killed at the restaurant. The player is guided by an entity known as Phone Guy, who assists them in their defense against the animatronics. Mike is fired from his job after the seventh night for "tampering with the animatronics, body odor and general un-professionalism".
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2014)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's 2
Shortly after the release of the first game, Cawthon confirmed rumors about a sequel. He posted a teaser of the sequel on his website one month after the original game's release and continued to post teasers until the sequel's release. A trailer was released on October 21, 2014, introducing new animatronic characters and the absence of doors.Five Nights at Freddy's 2 was released for Microsoft Windows on November 10, 2014, earlier than its planned release of December 25. Ports for Android and iOS were released on November 13 and 20 of 2014 respectively. A Windows Phone port was also released, but was withdrawn for substandard graphics. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch console ports were released on November 29, 2019.
The gameplay is largely similar to its predecessor. Players must survive a night shift at the "new and improved" Freddy Fazbear's Pizza restaurant from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m., without being attacked by any of the animatronics that wander from room to room. In addition to the animatronics from the first game (which are depicted in a deteriorated state), the game features several new antagonists, who can be fended off using different tactics. The explanation given for the animatronics' behavior during the game is similar to the one from the first Five Nights at Freddy's. The protagonist is a new character, Jeremy Fitzgerald, who is promoted to daytime security after the sixth night, being replaced by Fritz Smith in the "custom night". During the game, an unknown employee calls Jeremy to give him hints on how to survive each night while talking about the restaurant's history (similarly to Phone Guy in the first game). During these calls, it is revealed that the restaurant has become the subject of a police investigation due to various rumors. It is also possible to access hidden Atari-styled minigames that provide further insight on the restaurant's troubled past, showing a purple figure killing multiple children. On the fifth night, the location is put on lockdown due to an unspecified event. At the end of the game, Jeremy receives a paycheck dated 1987 (thus revealing that the events of the game take place before the first Five Nights at Freddy's), and the restaurant is closed, with a new location set to be opened elsewhere.
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (2015)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's 3
On January 3, 2015, an image was uploaded to Cawthon's website teasing a third entry in the series. Other images followed before a trailer was released on January 26, 2015. On February 15, Cawthon posted on Steam that Five Nights at Freddy's 3 was cancelled after a hacker allegedly leaked the game. This was later revealed as a hoax; the "leaked" download linked to a humorous clone of a previous game of Cawthon's, There is No Pause Button!, in which the main character is depicted wearing the Freddy animatronic head.Five Nights at Freddy's 3 was released for Microsoft Windows on March 3, 2015, with Android and iOS ports following on March 7 and 12, respectively. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch console ports were released on November 29, 2019.
Set thirty years after the events of the first game, its main character works at Fazbear's Fright: a horror attraction based on the long-gone Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. The player must defend themselves from the deteriorated animatronic-costume hybrid named Springtrap. Burnt and tattered hallucinations of some of the animatronics from the previous two games appear; and although they cannot kill the player, they can hinder ventilation, sound, and camera systems. Failure to maintain the systems can create many issues for the player, including dysfunctional cameras and the inability to play audio to lure away the animatronic. The player receives guidance from a founder of the horror attraction for the first two nights, and listens to old tape recordings which were found by the attraction's workers for the rest of the nights. The game has two endings: a "good" ending and a "bad" ending. The bad ending reveals that the souls of the murdered children still haunt the animatronics. The good ending is reached by completing secret minigames in which animatronic characters bring a cake to what seems to be a sorrowful child's soul. After completing the secret minigames, the souls of the children are freed.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 (2015)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's 4
On April 27, 2015, Cawthon began posting images on his website teasing another game in the series, which was originally titled Five Nights at Freddy's: The Final Chapter. A trailer was released on July 13, 2015, hinting that the game was set in the main character's house.Five Nights at Freddy's 4 was announced with a release date of October 31, 2015. It was pushed forward to August 8 and again to July 23, when the game was unexpectedly released on Microsoft Windows through Steam. Android and iOS ports were released on July 25 and August 3, 2015, respectively. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch console ports were released on November 29, 2019.
The player character is an unnamed young boy who has delusions of being attacked by nightmarish versions of the first game's animatronic characters. The player must defend theirself with a flashlight and doors. The game's story is told through minigames, in which the protagonist is bullied because of his irrational fear of a restaurant with a yellow animatronic bear and rabbit called Fredbear and Spring Bonnie, respectively. He is guided by an animatronic plush toy, who speaks to the character when he is alone. The child is eventually killed by Fredbear in a freak accident. The game had a Halloween update with "nightmare" versions of animatronics from Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Halloween-themed reskins for Nightmare Bonnie and Nightmare Chica.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location (2016)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location
Cawthon posted a teaser image on his website on April 23, 2016 of a clown-like animatronic named Baby from an upcoming game titled Sister Location. Several teaser images of different characters and hints at their origins followed. The trailer for the game was released on Cawthon's YouTube channel, with new animatronics and a new location. The release date was announced as October 7, 2016. Cawthon made a prank release of the game on October 5, apparently releasing a "mature" edition after a decision to delay the game to make it more kid-friendly. The download link led to a clone of Cawthon's previous game, Sit 'N Survive.Sister Location was released for Microsoft Windows on October 7, 2016, followed by ports for Android on December 22, 2016 and iOS on January 3, 2017, respectively. It was also released on Nintendo Switch in North America on June 18, 2020, and on Xbox One on July 10, 2020. The PlayStation 4 port was released in Europe and North America on July 21 and July 22, 2020, respectively.
The player character named Mike (jokingly called Eggs Benedict), is a new employee of Circus Baby's Rentals and Entertainment (a sister company of Fazbear Entertainment that rents animatronics for children's parties). The animatronics were originally intended for Circus Baby's Pizza World, which never opened due to a gas leak. Mike is guided by HandUnit, an AI character similar to the Phone Guy of previous games. HandUnit instructs him about his job, often telling him to disregard safety; the animatronic Baby often gives instructions that contradict HandUnit's, and are vital to survival.
The game also has a "custom night", in which the player can use mechanics reminiscent of the first game (such as interactive doors and a camera system) which were absent from the main game. New minigames are also available, describing the fate of Mike after the events of Sister Location. A cutscene is shown after the "Golden Freddy" custom-night preset, in which a character named "Michael" speaks to his father (Springtrap) in a foreboding way.
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator (2017)
Main article: Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator
In June 2017, Cawthon hinted at the development of a sixth main game in the series. On July 2, 2017, he announced his decision to cancel the game and said that he had been "neglecting other things in [his] life for the sake of trying to keep up with mounting expectations".
On December 4, 2017, after teasing the game several days earlier, Cawthon released Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator on Steam. The game is a business-simulation game in which the player plans and runs a pizzeria, but frequently shifts into the survival-horror vein of the series' other games. The player may accept a corporate sponsor for the restaurant, but doing so causes loud video ads from the sponsor to play during the game's night shifts (making it difficult to hear approaching animatronics). The player has the option of salvaging damaged animatronics from the previous games, increasing revenue and the possibility of being attacked during the night shifts.
Ultimate Custom Night (2018)
Main article: Ultimate Custom Night
Ultimate Custom Night was released on June 27, 2018. The customizable night contains a total of fifty animatronics from previous games, which allows the player to determine how aggressive they are during the night (similar to the custom nights in earlier games). The player can select the office to play in, and has 16 themed game modes available.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted (2019)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted
On August 18, 2018, Cawthon confirmed on his Steam thread that the next main installment in the Five Nights at Freddy's series would be available as a virtual reality game. On March 25, 2019, during Sony Interactive Entertainment's State of Play live stream announcing several new games for the PlayStation 4, a trailer announcing the game was shown. In the game, the player is a technician repairing a pizzeria's animatronics. From a first-person perspective, they fix the animatronics, solve puzzles and navigate dark hallways while avoiding malfunctioning and hostile animatronics. The game was released on May 28, 2019. A non-VR version of the game was released on December 17, 2019, for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach (2021)
On August 8, 2019, on the first game's fifth anniversary, Cawthon posted a new image on his website, teasing the tenth installment for the series. It shows a "Mega Pizza Plex" containing a laser tag arena, an arcade, a large cinema and a Freddy Fazbear's Pizza restaurant; in the main square, '80s-style versions of Freddy, Chica, and four completely new animatronics can be seen playing for an excited crowd. On September 29, 2019, Cawthon's website was updated with a new teaser featuring "Glamrock Freddy" and was followed by an updated teaser featuring the character Vanny from Help Wanted as a shadow. On March 24, 2020, another teaser featuring a brand new alligator-like character was posted, later revealed to be called Montgomery Gator. On June 12, 2020, another teaser was released, featuring the game's protagonist, an unnamed female security guard. On August 7, 2020, a teaser of Vanny was released. One day later, Scott revealed the characters Glamrock Chica and Roxanne Wolf via Reddit.
On April 21, 2020, the characters' names were leaked from Funko's list of upcoming products, and the title was revealed as Five Nights at Freddy's: Pizza Plex. A few hours later, on April 22, 2020, Scott Cawthon confirmed the leaks via Reddit and revealed that the title was not official, and that the title was only for Funko's product line. The game was initially scheduled for an early 2021 release, but has been delayed to late 2021.
On September 16, 2020, during a PlayStation 5 Showcase, it was revealed that Security Breach would come to PlayStation 5 featuring real time ray-tracing. Its initial release will be on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC and will come to other platforms three months later.
FNaF World (2016)
Main article: FNaF World
Cawthon announced a spin-off from his series, FNaF World, on September 15, 2015. Unlike the main series, the game is a role-playing video game using the first four games' animatronic characters. The game is set in a fanciful world where the characters must fight enemies and progress by unlocking perks and items. Originally planned for release on February 2, 2016, Cawthon rescheduled the release for January 22 and released it on January 1.
Players and critics criticized the game for missing key features and being unstable and unfinished, for which Cawthon apologized: "I got too eager to show the things that were finished that I neglected to pay attention to the things that weren't." He decided to remove it from Steam, saying that the game would be improved and later re-released free of charge. Cawthon announced that he asked Valve to refund all purchasers the price of the game.
He released a free version of the game, featuring a 3D overworld and an updated character-selection screen, in February 2016. Cawthon posted a new teaser the following month, with characters such as the main series' Purple Guy and most of the characters from the Halloween update of Five Nights at Freddy's 4. He created minigames for the game's second update, including Foxy Fighters, FOXY.exe, Chica's Magic Rainbow, and FNaF 57: Freddy In Space.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Special Delivery (2019)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's: Special Delivery
An augmented reality game, Five Nights at Freddy's: Special Delivery, was announced on September 13, 2019. The game was released for free on iOS and Android on November 25, 2019.
Freddy in Space 2 (2019)
Freddy in Space 2 is a side-scrollingplatformshooter game and a sequel to the FNaF 57: Freddy in Space minigame from FNaF World. It was released for free on December 3, 2019 on Game Jolt. The game was made to promote a "#CancelCancer" charity livestream on YouTube, which was hosted by Matthew Patrick of Game Theory for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Security Breach: Fury's Rage (2021)
Security Breach: Fury's Rage is a side-scrollingbeat 'em up game featuring the main cast of Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach. It was released for free on April 28, 2021 on Game Jolt. The game was made to compensate for Security Breach being delayed for a second time.
Five Nights at Freddy's Plus (TBA)
Five Nights at Freddy's Plus is an upcoming officially licensed remake/reimagining of the first Five Nights at Freddy's game developed by Felipe Moraga, better known as "Phil Morg".
Ambient music for the first four Five Nights at Freddy's games is primarily stock music adapted by Cawthon. Songs includes the "Toreador Song" when the player runs out of power in Five Nights at Freddy's and "My Grandfather's Clock", played by the Puppet's music box as it winds down in Five Nights at Freddy's 2. Sister Location, Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, Ultimate Custom Night, Help Wanted, and Special Delivery have original soundtracks composed by Leon Riskin.
|2015||Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes|
|2017||Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones|
|2018||Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet|
|2019||Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #1: Into the Pit|
|2020||Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #2: Fetch|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #3: 1:35AM|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #4: Step Closer|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #5: Bunny Call|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #6: Blackbird|
|2021||Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #7: The Cliffs|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #8: Gumdrop Angel|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #9: The Puppet Carver|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #10: Friendly Face|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #11: Prankster|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #12: Felix the Shark|
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes (2015)
Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes is the first novel by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley. It was published ahead of schedule on Kindle on December 27, 2015, and a paperback release followed on September 27, 2016. The novel follows a group of childhood friends who meet in their hometown and discover unnerving secrets about the once-beloved Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. According to Cawthon, the novel "expands the mythos and reveals a human element never before seen in the games". Although the novel inhabits the Five Nights at Freddy's universe, the book and the games are not "intended to fit together like two puzzle pieces".
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones (2017)
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones, the second novel by Cawthon and Breed-Wrisley, is a sequel to Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes which was discovered on Amazon under Cawthon's name on January 8, 2017. Although the discovery sparked controversy about the book's legitimacy, Cawthon soon confirmed that it was an official publication. The novel, published on June 27, 2017, involves Charlie, the main character from The Silver Eyes, who is "drawn back into the world of her father's frightening creations" while trying to move on.
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet (2018)
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet, the third novel by Cawthon and Breed-Wrisley, was published on June 26, 2018. The novel focuses on Charlie's friends, who are searching for the truth behind what happened to Charlie in The Twisted Ones while mysterious events unfold after a new restaurant opens.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #1: Into the Pit (2019)
Fazbear Frights #1: Into the Pit is the first book in the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on December 26, 2019, and contains three short stories: "Into the Pit", "To Be Beautiful", and "Count the Ways". "Into the Pit" is about a child named Oswald. He has no friends and finds himself being bored during the summer. He soon discovers something at a nearby pizzeria. "To Be Beautiful" is about a kid named Sarah, who wishes to be beautiful and finds an animatronic who can help her with that. "Count the Ways" is about a teenager named Millie, who accidentally gets trapped inside Funtime Freddy's body, and wishes to disappear off the earth.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #2: Fetch (2020)
Fazbear Frights #2: Fetch is the second book in the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on March 3, 2020, and contains three short stories: "Fetch", "Lonely Freddy", and "Out of Stock". "Fetch" tells about a high schooler named Greg, who finds a strange animatronic, Fetch, in an abandoned Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, and decides to test some science he's been studying. "Lonely Freddy" shows a teenager named Alec trying to expose his sister as a brat while celebrating her birthday at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. "Out of Stock" is about a high schooler named Oscar, who gets a Plushtrap toy, but later understands its true colors.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #3: 1:35 AM (2020)
Fazbear Frights #3: 1:35 AM is the third book in the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on May 5, 2020, and contains three short stories: "1:35 AM", "Room for One More", and "The New Kid". "1:35 AM" shows a recently divorced woman Delilah buying an Ella doll and using her as an alarm, but later throws her out, but is still tormented by the alarm. "Room for One More" is about a young man Stanley, working at Circus Baby's Entertainment and Rental. "The New Kid" is about Devon and his friend Mick, trying to teach the new kid a lesson as he tries to take his popularity.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #4: Step Closer (2020)
Fazbear Frights #4: Step Closer is the fourth book in the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on July 7, 2020, and contains three short stories: "Step Closer", "Dance with Me", and "Coming Home". "Step Closer" follows Pete, trying to scare his younger brother with Foxy. "Dance with Me" shows Kasey, a thief, who, after stealing a pair of cardboard goggles, starts seeing Ballora. "Coming Home" is about Samantha, trying to help her dead sister, Susie.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #5: Bunny Call (2020)
Fazbear Frights #5: Bunny Call is the fifth volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on September 1, 2020, and contains three short stories: "Bunny Call", "In the Flesh", and "The Man in Room 1280". "Bunny Call" includes a man named Bob, who orders for a Bunny Call to prank his family. "In the Flesh" follows a game developer named Matt, whose character he programmed starts to act strangely. "The Man in Room 1280" is about a priest named Arthur who visits a man in a hospital who is supposed to be dead, but lives.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #6: Blackbird (2020)
Fazbear Frights #6: Blackbird is the sixth volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on December 29, 2020, and contains three short stories: "Blackbird", "The Real Jake", and "Hide and Seek". "Blackbird" features a man named Nole, who is tormented for his actions in the past. "The Real Jake" centers around the titular Jake, a dying child who finds solace in an animatronic made by his parents. "Hide and Seek" follows Toby, who accidentally unleashes a malevolent entity from an arcade game.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #7: The Cliffs (2021)
Fazbear Frights #7: The Cliffs is the seventh volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on March 2, 2021, and contains three short stories: "The Cliffs", "The Breaking Wheel", and "He Told Me Everything". "The Cliffs" is about a single father named Robert. "The Breaking Wheel" is about a boy named Reed trying to stand up to his school's bully. "He Told Me Everything" is about a child named Chris joining the school's science club.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #8: Gumdrop Angel (2021)
Fazbear Frights #8: Gumdrop Angel is the eighth volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on May 4, 2021, and contains three short stories: "Gumdrop Angel", "Sergio's Lucky Day", and "What We Found". "Gumdrop Angel" is about a girl named Angel taking revenge on her spoiled sister. "Sergio's Lucky Day" is about a man named Sergio getting a new toy. "What We Found" is about a man named Hudson getting a new security job.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #9: The Puppet Carver (2021)
Fazbear Frights #9: The Puppet Carver is the ninth volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on July 6, 2021, and contains three short stories: "The Puppet Carver", "Jump for Tickets", and "Pizza Kit". "The Puppet Carver" is about a man named Jack trying to run a pizzeria. "Jump for Tickets" is about a boy named Colton rewiring a machine. "Pizza Kit" is about a girl named Payton grieving the loss of her friend.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #10: Friendly Face (2021)
Fazbear Frights #10: Friendly Face is the tenth volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It was released on September 7, 2021, and contains three short stories: "Friendly Face", "Sea Bonnies", and "Together Forever". "Friendly Face" is about a boy named Edward getting an animatronic based on his deceased cat. "Sea Bonnies" is about a boy named Mott who flushes his brother's new pets down the toilet. "Together Forever" is about a girl named Jessica reprogramming a defunct animatronic.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #11: Prankster (2021)
Fazbear Frights #11: Prankster is the upcoming eleventh and final volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It will be released on November 2, 2021, and will contain three short stories: "Prankster", "Kids at Play", and "Find Player Two!".
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #12: Felix the Shark (2021)
Fazbear Frights #12: Felix the Shark is the upcoming twelfth and bonus volume of the Fazbear Frights series. It will be released on December 7, 2021.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced in April 2015 that it had acquired the series' film rights, with Roy Lee, David Katzenberg, and Seth Grahame-Smith scheduled to produce. Grahame-Smith said that they would collaborate with Cawthon "to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie". In July 2015, Gil Kenan signed to direct the adaptation and co-write it with Tyler Burton Smith.
In January 2017, Cawthon said that due to "problems within the movie industry as a whole", the film "was met with several delays and roadblocks" and was "back at square one". He promised "to be involved with the movie from day one this time, and that's something extremely important to me. I want this movie to be something that I'm excited for the fanbase to see." Cawthon tweeted a picture of Blumhouse Productions in March of that year, implying that the film had a new production company. Producer Jason Blum confirmed the news two months later, saying that he was excited about working closely with Cawthon on the adaptation. In June 2017, Kenan said that he was no longer directing the film after Warner Bros. Pictures' turnaround. It was announced in February 2018 that Chris Columbus would direct and write the film, also producing it with Blum and Cawthon. In August 2018, Cawthon announced that the script's first draft (involving the events of the first game) was completed and a second and third film were possible. Later that month, Blum tweeted that the film was planned for a 2020 release. However, a few months later, in November 2018, Cawthon announced that the film's script had been scrapped and it would be further delayed. After almost two years without any subsequent announcements, Blum confirmed in June 2020 that the movie was still in active development, which he reiterated in November 2020.
On November 20, 2020, Cawthon announced in a Reddit post discussing the many scrapped screenplays for the film that filming for the movie, referring to its script as the "Mike" screenplay, would begin in spring 2021. However, Blum revealed in September 2021 that the film still had script issues and that Columbus was no longer attached to the project as director.
The original Five Nights at Freddy's was well received, with review aggregator website Metacritic assigning the PC version a score of 78 out of 100.Indie Game Magazine praised the game for its simple take on the horror genre, labeling the game a "fantastic example of how cleverness in design and subtlety can be used to make an experience terrifying". They noted that its artistic direction and gameplay mechanics contributed to a feeling of "brutal tension", but criticized it for taking too long to load when launched. Omri Petitte for PC Gamer gave Five Nights at Freddy's a score of 80 out of 100, commenting that the game took a "less-is-more" approach to its design, and praising the overall atmosphere for emphasizing the fear and suspense of an approaching threat, rather than the arrival of the threat itself as in other horror-oriented games. However, the gameplay was criticized for becoming repetitive once a player masters it, noting players have "not much more to expect beyond managing battery life and careful timing of slamming doors shut." Ryan Bates of Game Revolution gave the game a 4.5 out of 5, commending the game's minimalistic presentation (particularly its audio design and lack of music) for contributing to the terror of the game, along with its repetitive gameplay that would "[reach] almost OCD-type levels, adding to the tense environment." He opined that the game was "horror done right", but felt it was too short. Shaun Musgrave of Touch Arcade gave a rating of 3.5 out of 5, noting the game's reliance on atmosphere to induce fear, opining that "if the atmosphere doesn't get to you, all that's left is a very simple game of red light-green light."Eurogamer's Jeffrey Matulef called the game "wonderfully creative", and compared the animatronic animals in the game to Weeping Angels due to their ability to only move when they are not being observed.
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 was met with mixed reviews from critics; the Microsoft Windows version holds an aggregate score of 62 out of 100 on Metacritic. Omri Petitte for PC Gamer gave Five Nights at Freddy's 2 a score of 70 out of 100, commenting that what he wanted in the sequel "was more mind games and more uncertainty. I wanted the plodding animatronic suits to find me and rip my face off in new and interesting ways. I wanted working legs. What I got was a horror game dipping heavily into deception and subtlety, a wonderfully cruel cocktail of supernatural mystery and jolts of panicked adrenaline. Enjoying the good parts, though, comes with a cost of a frustratingly steep difficulty."Destructoid also gave the game a positive review, saying that "It's absolutely terrifying to know that you could be attacked at any moment from multiple avenues", praising the introduction of new animatronics and mechanics, but also criticizing the jumpscares and called the game "too hard for its own good". In a review for the Switch version of the game in 2019 Mitch Vogal of Nintendo Life said "Five Nights at Freddy's 2 may not necessarily reinvent the wheel, but it still does a fine job of keeping you on the edge of your seat."
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 received mixed to positive reviews. Metacritic's aggregate reviews for Five Nights at Freddy's 3 has received an average score of 68 out of 100. Omri Petitte from PC Gamer gave Five Nights at Freddy's 3 a score of 77 out of 100, praising the reworked camera system, but commented on how the jumpscares from the other animatronics "felt a little stale by the third night." In a more critical review, Nic Rowen from Destructoid gave the game a 6.5 out of 10, saying that even though the game is "by far the most technically proficient and mechanically satisfying installment yet," he criticized Springtrap and Fazbear's Fright for lacking the "charm of the original cast and locations."
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 received mixed to positive reviews. The PC version of the game received an aggregate score of 51 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 6 reviews.Destructoid criticized the gameplay as being too confusing, and gave the game a review score of 4 out of 10.The Escapist gave the game a positive review score of 4 out of 5 stars saying that they liked the reworked mechanics, darker and emotional storyline, scary jumpscares, and sad ending but noted the game's bugs and glitches. Nadia Oxford of Gamezebo gave it 4 out of 5 stars in her review praising it for its intense environment, creepy sounds and graphics, and jumpscares. She criticised the game for being difficult to survive in certain environments when relying on audio cues and the Android version not containing the story-centric minigames.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location received mixed reviews from critics. Metacritic aggregated a score of 60 out of 100 for the game.Destructoid rated the game 6/10, while GameCrate rated it 7.50/10. Shelby Watson of The All State gave the game a positive review, citing it to be comparable to the first game's quality, but unlike the first game, never allowing the player to operate the mechanics on muscle memory alone. She writes, "...[E]ach night is so different, it is impossible to get comfortable with the mechanics enough that it feels like second nature. The game changes so much, you are forced to adapt and are always on the edge of your seat, waiting for what is to come."TechRaptor rated the game 9/10, calling it "Genuinely terrifying" with a "great storytelling" and praised the voice acting. Andrew Middlemas from Metro praised the graphics and the sound design, saying "I came away very impressed with this game. It's one I've tended to respect more than I've actually liked, but I really feel that is the strongest entry yet, certainly in terms of gameplay".
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator received mostly positive reviews. GameCrate called it the "best value in gaming right now", with Rock Paper Shotgun calling it "spooky as hell".The Ball State Daily News also gave a positive review, calling it "an interesting evolution of the Five Nights [at Freddy's] formula".IGN listed Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator in their top 18 Best Horror Games of 2017.
Ultimate Custom Night received mostly positive reviews. Rock, Paper, Shotgun deemed the game "an intriguing mess", with PC Gamer calling it "a neat, customisable take on the classic survival horror formula".
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted was met with positive reviews from critics, holding a score of 80 out of 100 on Metacritic. Reviewers praised the game for its effective use of virtual reality and its success in introducing new mechanics while preserving the series' feel and atmosphere, while being accessible for players new to the series. However, the game's frequent use of jump scares could make it less scary and more obnoxious over time for some players. The game is listed as one of PlayStation's "Favorite Horror Games of 2019" and is one of the top 30 best selling VR games on Steam. The game was nominated for the Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game at the New York Game Awards.
Since the release of the first game, the games have become a popular topic of discussion by fans on social media platforms such as Reddit, and are regularly featured on Let's Play videos. Popular video creators, such as PewDiePie, Markiplier, and Jacksepticeye helped the games receive additional attention with their playthroughs. In May 2015, YouTube reported that playthroughs of the Five Nights at Freddy's series were the platform's eighth-most-watched playthroughs. Channels such as The Game Theorists occasionally feature Five Nights at Freddy's-related videos emphasizing game discussion as well.
A number of fan games have been inspired by the game mechanics of Five Nights at Freddy's.
Although the Five Nights at Freddy's fandom has been criticized for immaturity, Cawthon defended them on Steam and criticized the broader community for what he called an unfair generalization.
In September 2020, a video featuring Jack Black dancing to a Five Nights at Freddy's fan song went viral on the social media platform TikTok. Black previously appeared on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April 2020 wearing a mask headpiece modeled after William Afton, where he revealed that he is a fan of the Five Nights at Freddy's series.
On August 21, 2020, Cawthon announced his plan to help fund and publish Five Nights at Freddy's games developed by fans, bundled with previous installments in their respective series. He will not be involved in any of the creative elements, but will help with marketing and publishing support, as well as appropriate licensing. The games included will be the One Night at Flumpty's series, the Five Nights at Candy's series, The Joy of Creation: Ignited Collection (consisting of the original The Joy of Creation, The Joy of Creation: Reborn and The Joy of Creation: Story Mode), Popgoes Evergreen (including the prologue game Popgoes Arcade), and Five Nights at Freddy's Plus, a remake/re-imagining of the original game. Cawthon also stated that these games will come to mobile and consoles, and may even have merchandise created for them. The first game to be released under this initiative was a port of One Night at Flumpty's for Android and iOS on October 31 and November 18, 2020, respectively. The second game to be released was a port of its sequel One Night at Flumpty's 2 on January 20, 2021, again for Android and iOS.
The first new game to be released as a part of this initiative is One Night at Flumpty's 3 on October 31, 2021 for PC and mobile devices, and for consoles at a later date.
Five Nights at Freddy's merchandise is primarily produced by two companies: Sanshee and Funko. Products include stuffed toys, action figures, posters, clothing, keychains, and stationery, among other things.McFarlane Toys also has a line of Five Nights at Freddy's merchandise, consisting mainly of construction sets;Todd McFarlane called the line "the single largest selling product, bar none, by a lot that [he's] done in 20-plus years." The merchandise, available internationally, has been a factor in the franchise's success.
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We all know about Disney. That company that has multiple furries, with the most popular being a kind hearted Mouse that brings smiles to faces on all children and adults alike. We also know them as the most money hungry/richest company in the world (I could be wrong, but even if this is wrong, I wouldn't really get sued for it, because it's a compliment) So I thought of this: What would happen if Disney bought Five Nights at Freddy's? I know that seems like a big stretch to make, considering that FNAF is a Horror Franchise... Or at least WAS a horror franchise, now just known for kids ruining it/porn/memes , but think about it. Disney wasn't always the cheerful happy go lucky company we knew of back in the day. Since the beginning of Oswald and Mickey, Walt Disney used to create cartoons that were more for older, and mature audiences, sometimes adults, as they showed many things only older audiences would understand, such as actual guns being fired at people, alcohol use, drugs, and even death (no sex or nudity though. Remember: This is still Disney we're talking about here) but even that pales in comparison to their creepy imagery shown in older cartoons, and even movies. Even today, they still use the horrifying imagery in some aspects of their parks' rides. Haunted Mansion is an obvious on, cause it obviously based around cryptic scenery. And let's not forget Pirates of the Caribbean, especially since there's real human remains in the underground grotto scenes (You're welcome, Disney lovers who aren't complete fanatics and didn't know this, I just ruined your childhood. Please thank me in the comment section) but enough about the rides, what would happen if Disney bought the FNAF Franchise? Well, Despite being 99% go lucky and cheerful, the 1% of the horrifying imagery is still pretty huge, and is still scene today. And considering we live in a generation where FNAF has the potential to be terrifying again all thanks to the magic of VHS Found Footage videos on YouTube, I know Disney is considered kid freindly, but this is the same company that made Epic Mickey, which was made in the modern day, and brought back the scary aspect of Disney. And now that there's a Sally Dark Ride confirmed for FNAF which has no release date, and no one owns it... yet, I feel like Disney can actually pull it off, and buy FNAF. Granted, they will have to tone down the gore aspect of it, but even so. And on top of that, Disney is least likely to leak any designs for upcoming games, Unlike FUNKO...
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Five Nights at Freddy's 4
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Erik Von Detten
Mark Watters (composer)
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (lyricists)
Walt Disney Home Video (Presenter)
Walt Disney Television Animation
Walt Disney Animation (Australia) Pty. Ltd
Walt Disney Animation (Japan) Inc.
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
October 14, 1997
The score is composed by Mark Watters, with songs written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
In 1983, several years before the events of Five Nights at Freddy's 2, two brothers, Chris (7, later 8 years old) and Terrence (17 years old), suffer from their own dysfunction relationship. A year ago (and even further back), they use to be very close, but Terrence becomes bitter and Chris mourns over his brother not showing affection to him. However, under all his bitterness, Terrence still loves his little brother, but doesn't show his soft side to him or anyone else, rather keeping it to himself.
One day, Chris meets a plush that resembles Fredbear, which has a life of its own. The Fredbear plush comforts Chris and the two become friends. Meanwhile, Terrence is neglected by his father, William Afton, who incidentally shows more affection to Chris. This results in Terrence having depression from being neglected and jealousy of his younger brother. In some cases, Terrence wishes to see his mother again.
To try and fix the issue, William leaves Terrace and Chris with his older brother, Vincent Afton, who secretly plans on destroying William’s reputation by committing some crimes at his restaurant, Fredbear’s Family Diner.
As Fredbear and Chris get to know each other better, Chris mentions having a fear of nighttime, darkness, and the animatronics of Fredbear's Family Diner. On some occasions, Chris has nightmares of the animatronics.
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Chris, a 7 (later 8) year old boy who fears the dark and suffers from recurring nightmares. He is the younger brother of Terrence.
- Erik Von Detten as Terrence, a rising high school senior and Chris' 17 year old brother who is neglected by their father. He is consumed by jealousy over Chris, but still loves him, though he doesn't want to show his soft side. He is also seen wearing a Foxy mask at times.
- Scott Innes as The Fredbear Plush, a plush that resembles Fredbear who befriends Chris and later, Terrence. He teaches Chris how to face his fears and to gain a stable relationship with Terrence.
- Dennis Hopper as Nightmare Freddy, the nightmare version of Freddy Fazbear. He is treated as an equal with Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica, and Nightmare Foxy, though he sometimes leads them when forming plans to harass Chris.
- Dan Castellaneta as Nightmare Bonnie, the nightmare version of Bonnie the Bunny. He is the dumbest and most gullible member of the Nightmare group.
- Whoopi Goldberg as Nightmare Chica, the nightmare version of Chica the Chicken. She is the most fierce and hostile member of the Nightmare group. She likes to mock and poke fun at Nightmare Bonnie.
- Jim Cummings as Nightmare Foxy, the nightmare version of Foxy the Pirate Fox. He is the annoying, wise-cracking member of the Nightmare group, and also the most cunning, and is the meanest of the Nightmares. He later becomes the arch-enemy of Terrence.
- Ron Perlman as Nightmare, the true form of Nightmare Fredbear and Chris' true fear.
- Christopher Plummer as Nightmare Fredbear, the supreme leader of the Nightmares.
- Candy Candido as Plushtrap, one of Nightmare Fredbear's minions and the arch-enemy of the Fredbear plush.
- Paul Schoeffler as William Afton, the father of Chris and Terrence and owner of Fredbear’s Family Diner.
- Niketa Calame as Chloe, a 7-year-old girl who cares for the well-being of Chris.
- Andrew Keegan as David, the friend of Terrence, Bruno, and Charlie. He wears a Freddy Fazbear mask.
- Jason Marsden as Bruno, the friend of Terrence, David, and Charlie. He wears a Chica mask.
- Jason Weaver as Charlie, the friend of Terrence, David, and Bruno. He wears a Bonnie mask.
- Kath Soucie as unnamed girl with toy animatronic figurines.
- Soucie also voiced an unnamed girl with Spring Bonnie plush and an unnamed boy with a balloon.
- Tony Jay as Vincent Afton, the uncle to William’s children, he serves as a major antagonist who plans on destroying William’s career by murdering people in Fredbear’s Family Diner.
The film was released exclusively for video release on October 16th, 1997.
Home Video Release
Walt Disney Home Video released the movie on VHS in April 1998 and like the 1992 sequel, It also becomes one of the most purchased VHS sales in the year, making this, along with the other films were a cult classic, as its predecessor.
The film earned a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 185 reviews, with an average rating of 9.8/10.
The site's consensus reads "While the themes of the film are heavily focused on brotherhood, facing your fears, adolescence, and the struggles of a dysfunctional family, the final chapter of Five Nights at Freddy's is a remarkably vivid and emotional story."
- The film is rated PG (for some scary images, action, and language).
- Scary images include:
- Nightmare versions of the original Fazbear Crew, Fredbear, and a Spring Bonnie plush.
- An even more frightening version of Nightmare Fredbear that serves as his true form.
- Two of the villains using either a sharp knife and pirate hook to harm the heroes.
- While fighting the true antagonist of the film, the heroes seem hopeless (at first).
- The main villain is killed off-screen (the shadows are only seen) by his own henchmen after he is defeated by the heroes.
- The secondary villain wields a knife as he plans to harm people with it.
- Action includes:
- Our main heroes fighting the villains towards the end of the film.
- Heroes dodging attacks and using some fighting techniques.
- Some of the villains argue and will push, punch, or pull on one of their ears. Used for humor effect.
- One of the villains got kicked by a heroic character, gets slammed into a tree, and is knocked unconscious.
- Language includes:
- "Heck" is used sometimes.
- Some uses of "Oh my God", "Stupid", and "Idiot(s)".
- 1 use of "Doofus" and "Moron".
- Some uses of "Shut up".
- One the characters teases another character by calling him a "Baby".
- Scary images include:
- Much like Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and All Dogs go to Heaven for being dark and frightening, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is considered to be an emotional, dramatic, and somewhat mature film.
- The film also concerned many parents for the film's dark themes which focus on depression, anxiety, murder, neglect, PTSD, and a few others.
- The visuals of the film are similar to All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996).
Five Nights at Freddy's
November 13, 1987 (Premiere)
November 29, 1987
February 14, 1990 (re-release)
November 2017 (30th anniversary re-release)
The film tells the story of five animatronics (of a failing, low-budget pizzeria), who are capable of feeling human emotions, as they reflect on their past lives and look after each other as their pizzeria is soon-to-be shut down.
The film was a box office success, received critical acclaim, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy of 1987. Following it's success, it became known as a cult movie franchise with 6 well-received sequels under the same title.
In 1992 (as revealed in the post-credits of Five Nights at Freddy's 2), Freddy Fazbear's Pizza started off as a well-renowned family entertainment pizzeria a few years prior, but is planned to be shut down by the end of the year. Reasons for being shut down are because of the low-budget cost of the pizzeria and the shady past behind previous restaurants from the same company that of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Fazbear Entertainment, the company, also failed to sell the restaurant, as other companies did not want to be associated with the shady company.
The animatronics that reside in the pizzeria are programmed with highly advanced artificial intelligence, being capable of thinking for themselves and expressing human emotions. Freddy Fazbear (John Goodman), an animatronic bear and main mascot of the pizzeria, grieves over nobody visiting the pizzeria. He has attempted to keep the pizzeria open, but failed. Even negotiating with the employees is pointless. Freddy's friends, Bonnie the Bunny (Barrie Ingham) and Chica the Chicken (Loni Anderson) encourage Freddy to look after what is left of the pizzeria.
For the time being, they all take care of each other and discuss some incidents and events that has happened from previous years ago. Freddy mentions a mass murderer whom the animatronics nicknamed the "Purple Man" and is responsible for the "Missing Children Incident".
Foxy (Burt Reynolds), a discontinued animatronic fox, has a separate show stage and lives in solitude. He is rather grumpy and bitter. Freddy and Bonnie attempt to get Foxy to leave his stage and socialize, but Foxy refuses to leave. After several attempts, Freddy and Bonnie give up. In private, Foxy mourns over the loss of a very close friend who is another animatronic. Eventually, Chica chases away Foxy from his stage and talks to him about his problems. Foxy only explains very little, as he is still grumpy. Knowing she shouldn't pressure him on his personal problems, Chica makes pizza for Foxy to put him at ease. Foxy redeems himself and apologizes to Freddy, Bonnie and Chica for the way he's been acting and they forgive him.
Several months later (leading up to November), 22-year-old Mike Schmidt (Steve Perry) works as the night watch security guard for Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. For the first five days of Mike's job, Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy (with each animatronic showing up on different nights) attempt to befriend Mike, but he appears scared of the animatronics, believing they're "coming to life" at night to harm him. Eventually, Freddy is able to tell Mike that there is nothing to fear, as the animatronics are simply programmed artificial intelligence with an above average IQ. Freddy then tells Mike of some past experiences that were traumatic. Mike confesses to Freddy he has experienced traumatic events as well.
Meanwhile and unbeknownst to Mike and the animatronics during the week, an animatronic bear dubbed "Goldie" (Thurl Ravenscroft), with fur shining bright yellow/gold, spies on Mike while the animatronics become friends with him. Goldie mistakes Mike for the previously mentioned "Purple Man". Goldie seeks Foxy for assistance to murder Mike and leave behind no traces. Foxy backs out from helping Goldie, which infuriates him, believing Foxy is siding with the "Purple Man". Before Foxy could tell him he is mistaking, Goldie tries dismantle Foxy, but Foxy escapes. Foxy is unable to tell Mike (who is finished with his shift for the night) that he is in danger, but gives the news to Freddy, Bonnie and Chica.
Upon arriving at the pizzeria for his last work day of the week, Mike is prevented from working his usual shift by Bonnie and Chica. Mike asks what's going on and they explain that another animatronic is out to kill him, and they swear to protect him. When Goldie arrives to finish his commitment, Foxy attempts to convince Goldie not to cause harm, but ends up picking a fight as he taunts Foxy (who ends up getting knocked unconscious). Freddy tries to calm Goldie down, then an angered Goldie makes Freddy experience hallucinations from his past. Freddy is strong enough to surpass the hallucinations and forcefully holds Goldie to the ground, pleading for Goldie to come to his senses.
Goldie realizes his mistakes, eventually leading to self-loathing. Freddy privately speaks with Goldie. Goldie confesses to Freddy that he wants revenge on the "Purple Man" after witnessing him doing horrifying things. Freddy forgives Goldie of his hostile actions, but also tells Goldie to let go of the past as it will only hurt him more than he already is. Freddy also offers Goldie to perform on stage with him and his friends, but Goldie doesn't accept the offer. Instead, Goldie resides to darkness as there are things he needs to think about. Freddy leaves Goldie to his own devices. Goldie secretly tells himself that the purple uniform Mike wears made him experiencing horrible flashbacks.
Before the end of the week, Mike is fired from his job for "tampering with the animatronics". As Mike prepares to leave and eventually search for another job, the animatronics bid him farewell and swear to always remember him. Mike does the same.
One morning (even with no audience around), Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy sing together on their show stage like they use to in the daytime.
- John Goodman as Freddy Fazbear, a jolly, high-spirited animatronic bear and the main mascot of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.
- Barrie Ingham as Bonnie, a goofy, hysterical animatronic rabbit. He is a guitarist and one of the mascots of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.
- Loni Anderson as Chica, a motherly, worrisome animatronic chicken. She is a master chef/baker and one of the mascots of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.
- Burt Reynolds as Foxy, a bitter, grumpy, and annoyed animatronic fox. He is a pirate and wishes to be left alone. He is also a discontinued character in the pizzeria, leading him to be a former mascot.
- Thurl Ravenscroft as Goldie, a ghastly, but traumatized animatronic bear. His fur is the color of gold/yellow. He tends to look back into his past, which hurts him mentally, causing him to become hostile.
- Steve Perry as Mike Schmidt, a young man working as the night-watch security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. He becomes friends with Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy.
Production for Five Nights at Freddy's started around the very late 70s and very early 80s.
From the director of "The Secret of NIMH" and "An American Tail", comes a musical adventure for kids and grown ups alike! - Theatrical Poster
Five Nights at Freddy's held it's premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 13th, 1987. The film was released in theaters across the nation on November 29th, 1987. It was later re-released in theaters on February 14, 1990.
For a limited time in 2017, from November 27th through December 1st (5 days of the week), Five Nights at Freddy's was once again re-released in theaters across the nation in honor of the film's 30th anniversary.
Five Nights at Freddy's was successful in home video sales, resulting in the film (and entire franchise) becoming a cult classic. The home video release, on VHS format, was released on May 8, 1991, part of the "Walt Disney Classics" collection. On September 5, 1998, it was released as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection for the film's 20th anniversary.
DVD and Blu-Ray Releases
On September 5, 2006, the film was released as a 2-disc Special Edition DVD, including a sneak peek of Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and a theatrical trailer from the film. In October 19th, 2007, the film was released as a Platinum Edition DVD, including various games, The Making Off, Deleted Scenes among others.
The film was then released as a Blu-ray anniversary Edition for the 20th anniversary on November 10th, 2010. The Blu-ray release includes the making of Five Nights at Freddy's, storyboard comparison, and concept art.
The film was well-received during its premiere and opening week, and later achieved critical acclaim among audience and critics, praising the film for it's touching story, songs, characters, and visuals. The film holds a rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 190 reviews, with an average rating of 9.7/10.
The site's consensus reads, "Stunning visuals, lovable characters, catchy songs, and every attention to detail of the animation, Five Nights at Freddy's is something special that will keep "kids and grown ups alike" entertained for years to come."
After the success of the film, three critically acclaimed sequels were released. Five Nights at Freddy's 2 was released in 1992, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 in 1995, and Five Nights at Freddy's 4 in 1997.
In 1999, the non-canon, spin-off sequel, FNAF World (which would feature the protagonists and antagonists of the main film franchise) was released, also receiving critical acclaim.
In 2000, the story of the franchise continued with a canon, spin-off sequel, Sister Location. While the film was not popular upon release, it was a box office success and generally favorable.
From the first film up to Sister Location, the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise became an iconic movie franchise. Alongside the popularity of The Nightmare Before Christmas, the franchise also became one of the most popular trends at Hot Topic and other pop culture stores in the late 2000s.
The film franchise also gained popularity among Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Collectible pins, rides, snacks, merchandise, as well as character meet-and-greets with the Fazbear Crew and the Toy Animatronics made their way to fame shortly after the release of FNAF World.
A television series called "The New Adventures of Freddy Fazbear and Friends" premieres on Disney Channel television and Disney Toon, with Freddy, Foxy, Chica and Bonnie as main protagonists and with new characters.
The series tells the adventures that animatronics have after the events of the first film. A 7-year-old girl named Katty Smith (who is the daughter of Mike Smith) joins her adventures, who will help the main characters in each situation that corresponds. Throughout the series, apart from Katty were also appearing new characters from the previous sequels, such as Mangle, Goldie (appearing as a reformed antagonist in the episodes of Golden Freddy Returns 1 & 2) and other new characters as Martin Lockwood, Arnold, Poppie the wolf cub, among others.
The series was created by Mark S. Bernthal, who would later create the Jungle Cubs series and began its release on November 5, 1993 and ended on November 9, 1996, having 4 seasons with 137 episodes in total.
After the success of the film, Disney Interactive has created several specific video games in the film, which were very popular throughout the years:
- Five Nights at Freddy's (Videogame): It was the first official video game of the movie. It was released on August 12, 1990 for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, with subsequent conversions to numerous systems including Windows, Amiga, Game Boy, NES and Master System. Later in 2004, a new version of the SEGA video game will be released, but unlike the 16bit video game, it is completely in 3D and is published by Activision and developed by Paradox Development.
- Disney's Animated Storybook: Five Nights at Freddy's: It was an interactive game released in CD-ROM format by Disney Interactive Studios in 1993, which is intended for children.
- Disney's Five Nights at Freddy's: Foxy's Treasure Quest: It's another video game that was released by Disney Interactive Studios in 1998. This game is about Foxy having to embark on a new adventure to find a hidden treasure. The game stars Foxy, while Freddy, Bonnie and Chica serve as instructors.
- Disney's Five Nights at Freddy's: The Magical Adventure: It is a platform game with 3D graphics that was developed by Paradox Development and published by Activision for the PlayStation, Wii U, Xbox and Microfost Windows in 2001 in the United States. It was the sequel to the 1990 SEGA video game, Five Nights at Freddy's, which was very popular during the 16-bit era. The video game tells us the events of the first film, but not only that, since they also tell us the events of the second, third and fourth films, this being a kind of combination. The playable characters are Freddy, Foxy, Mike, Jeremy, Mangle, Fredbear, Chris, Terrence among others, since Bonnie, Toy Bonnie, Chica, Toy Chica, Balloon Boy, SpringBonnie and Fredbear Plush are characters that only help how to play. Like The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure and The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, we have final bosses that the protagonists must face, for example Golden Freddy, The Animatronics Withered, Springtrap, William Afton, The Phantoms, The Nightmares and Nightmare Fredbear / Nightmare that would come to be the final boss of their own level of the fourth film, We can also unlock mini-games, every time we pass from level to level.
- Fazbear Kart: It was a racing video game released in 2006 for the Wii U, Playstation 1 and 2 and Xbox platforms. It is a kind of video game similar to Mario Kart, but with characters from Five Nights at Freddy's.
- Disney's Five Nights at Freddy's: Faz, Fazbear Rhytm: It was a video game that was released for the Playstation console in 2008. It is about a kind of musical rhythm game developed by Ubi Soft Montreal and Ubi Soft Shanghai and published by Ubi Soft. With a game similar to the Dance Dance Revolution series, the game features characters and songs from Five Nights at Freddy's.
In 2018, Disney confirmed a real life movie of the classic animated with actors and real animals, will be directed by Jon Favreau (director of The Jungle Book (2016)) and Bill Condon (director of Beauty and the Beast (2017) ), would feature the cast of voice actors such as John Goodman (who will reprise the role of Freddy in the movie), Billy Eichner, Emma Thopson , Robert Downey Jr., Bennedict Cumberbatch and Chris Patt.
And would be scheduled for release on March 14, 2020.
- November 13th, 1987 (El Capitan Theatre)
- November 29th, 1987 (Cinema Release)
- Febreary 14th, 1990 (Re-Release)
- October 16th, 1991 (United Kingdom/Brasil)
- August 13th, 1990 (Japan)
- November 24th, 1989 (Portugal/Germania)
- December 5th, 1993 (Korean)
- Febreary 12th, 1992 (Spain)
- October 6th, 1990 (México)
- June 19th, 1988 (Los Ángeles)
- It is the first film directed by Don Bluth and produced by The Walt Disney Company.
- It is the first and only film in the entire franchise to have a G rating.
- Five Nights at Freddy's has the smallest voice cast in the franchise, while FNAF World has the largest voice cast overall.
- It's the first time that Steve Perry, plays the role of his character in the film, Mike Smith.
- Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy all make cameos in Disney's 2018 animated feature film, Ralph Breaks the Internet in the Oh My Disney website.
- You just got trolled, as this movie never existed.
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