‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ First Look: Animatronic Mayhem To Be Unleashed In Time For Halloween

Animatronic animals in pizza places? Already creepy. But now they’re going to get a Halloween boost thanks to Blumhouse and Universal, who will release the upcoming Five Nights At Freddy’s movie on October 27th. The film will be available in theaters and Peacock streaming simultaneously.

To coincide with the news, the first image from the movie has been released, and it teases a wild night of hiding from murderous mascots.

The film is based on the video game franchise created by Scott Cawthon that began as an indie in 2014, but has since grown into a massive multimedia franchise. Josh Hutcherson stars as troubled security guard Mike Schmidt who begins work at the Chuck E. Cheese-esque party restaurant Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, full of animatronic mascots that sing and perform for the customers. It’s on his first night at the job that Mike comes to realize that Freddy’s is a pretty horrible place to work, as the animatronic animals shed their happy persona at night and seek to kill anyone inside.

Matthew Lillard plays Fazbear co-found William Afton, a serial killer left behind a terrible legacy and a supernatural secret. Also in the cast are Elizabeth Lail, Kat Conner Sterling, Piper Rubio, and Mary Stuart Masterson

The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at the Chuck E. Cheese-esque food emporium Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be an easy one to survive.

Emma Tammi (The Wind) directs from a script she co-wrote with Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.