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Five Nights At Freddy’s Review

“Five Nights At Freddy’s”- Directed by Emma Tammi- Rated PG-13-Watch in theaters or on Peacock

“Five Nights At Freddy’s”- Directed by Emma Tammi- Rated PG-13-Available in theaters or on Peacock TV

The new movie, “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” directed by Emma Tammi was released on October 27, 2023. It is available to watch in theaters or streaming on Peacock TV with a subscription. The movie soon became the most-watched title in its first five days on Peacock. The budget of the movie costs $20 million, and the filming began in New Orleans and took place from February to April of 2023. This movie is an American supernatural horror film based on a video game series created by Scott Cawthon.

The video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s, is a point-and-click survival horror game. The player controls Mike Schmidt, a night security guard for the family pizza restaurant Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. The player must complete their shift that goes from midnight to 6:00 a.m. without being caught by the homicidal animatronic characters that wander the place at night.

The script, adapted from Scott Cawthon‘s video game series, cleverly combines key elements while introducing new layers to the narrative. It maintains a delicate balance between jump scares and psychological tension, keeping fans of the game engaged while offering surprises for those new to the Five Nights at Freddy’s Universe.

The movie centers around a security guard named Mike Schmidt (played by Josh Hutcherson). He was fired from a mall security position and he desperately needs a job. He accepts a night-time job at an abandoned family entertainment center.

After his younger brother Garrett was kidnapped when they were kids, Mike blamed the kidnapping on himself for not watching his younger brother. He suffered hallucinations, caused by all the paranormal activity going on around him on his shift.

His hallucinations are the same dream over and over but with a different ending each time. He meets five animatronics named Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, Foxy the Pirate Fox, and Golden Freddy. They meet a girl named Vanessa who helps Mike with his new job at the abandoned entertainment center.

Many people watched the movie for the actor Josh Hutcherson, who is most known for starring as “Peeta” in The Hunger Games. Popular social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, have made edits of the actor playing Mike Schmidt and attract more viewers. On TikTok the hashtag “mikeschmidt” has more than 1.0 Billion views.

Whether you’re a fan of the game or a horror enthusiast, this movie offers the use of lighting and shadows that add to the suspense. Cleverly playing with the audience’s perceptions as Mike Schmidt navigates the dimly lit corridors of the entertainment center.

“Five Nights At Freddy’s” emerges as a chilling delight for horror enthusiasts and fans of the game. Director Emma Tammi weaves a suspenseful tale, complemented by Josh Hutcherson’s standout performance. The clever combination of lighting and sound design adds an extra layer of spookiness, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. With a 20 million budget and a unique mix of traditional and digital success, this film not only brings the game to life but also showcases the evolving relationships of the characters.

Whether you’re a seasoned horror buff or just diving into Freddy’s universe, this movie offers a thrilling ride with a few unexpected twists.

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Nia Pedrett
Nia Pedrett, Staff Writer

Nia Pedrett is a sophomore at Silver Creek High School. She plays for the schools volleyball team and has been playing volleyball for six years. This will be her first year in journalism and she is looking forward to meeting new people and gain new writing skills 

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