Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Plot Explained, How it Ties to the Games

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Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Cawthon

The Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) took the world by storm when the first game was released in 2014. It gained tons of popularity through Let’s Plays on YouTube and became a favorite for many horror fans. 

Scott Cawthon’s jump-scare-filled game about killer animatronics arrives in theaters on Oct. 27. It has an amazing cast, including Scream’s Matthew Lillard and The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson. 

People are curious about which FNaF game the movie is based on, and we’ve got the answer!

Is The Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Based on the First Game?

In 2018, Scott Cawthon stated the FNaF movie focuses on the setting and events from the first game.

Mike Schmidt is hired as a security guard to watch over Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a run-down entertainment restaurant for kids. The security guard soon discovers the establishment isn’t as family-friendly as advertised. He must survive five nights at the restaurant while the possessed animatronic mascots threaten to take his soul.

Although the movie is based on the first FNaF game, it adds a twist. The movie trailer shows Mike’s daughter, Abby, joining the security guard at the haunted restaurant. The little girl is in danger of becoming an animatronic robot, and Mike must protect her. 

Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Cast and Release Date 

This horror movie will be released on Oct. 27, 2023. It'll be the perfect watch for those who love Halloween! 

The rest of the cast members are:

  • Matthew Lillard as Steve Raglan
  • Josh Hutcherson as Mike
  • Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa
  • Mary Stuart Masterson as Female Villain
  • Jess Weiss as Chica 
  • Kevin Foster as Freddy Fazbear
  • Kat Conner Sterling as Max
  • Jophielle Love as Ghost Kid #5
  • Piper Rubio as Abby
  • Jessica Blackmore as Mike's Mom
  • Bailey Winston as Kim
  • Christian Stokes as Hank
  • Joseph Poliquin as Carl
  • Ethan Jamieson as Janitor
  • Ryan Reinike as Freddy's Security Guard
  • Theodus Crane as Jeremiah
  • Jade Kindar-Martin as Bonnie
  • Lucas Grant as Garrett
  • Wyatt Parker as Young Mike
  • Xander Mateo as Afraid Young Boy
  • Asher Colton Spence as Ghost Kid #2
  • Victoria Patenaude as Social Worker
  • Liam Hendrix as Ghost Kid #4
  • David Huston Doty as Ghost Kid #3

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