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Five Nights At Freddy's: First Trailer Blows Fans Away With Its Accuracy

At long last (and following a few leaks), the first trailer for Blumhouse's adaptation of "Five Nights At Freddy's" has arrived. This teaser is an eerie, vibe-filled affair, beginning with a hokey commercial for Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria before launching into some of the franchise's more well-known horror elements. Fans also get their first looks at some of the film's cast — which includes the ever-reliable Matthew Lillard — and the kooky animatronic animals who cause much of the grief in the series.


"Five Nights At Freddy's" has had a long road to getting to the silver screen, but it'll finally arrive on October 27, 2023, and fans could not be more excited. Blumhouse boss Jason Blum built up a good bit of hype yesterday by first sharing the official poster for the movie, followed by individual character posters. 

When the full teaser dropped last night, it sent a shockwave through the online "FNAF" fandom. Judging from the reactions online, longtime players of the series are surprised to see just how faithfully the movie captures the franchise's aesthetics, while even newcomers have suddenly had their interest piqued.


Five Nights At Freddy's looks like a winner to fans

The tone of the trailer seems to have genuinely surprised a good number of viewers, especially as it goes for a mix of horror and kitsch, embracing the camp of the series. Most of the immediate responses to Blum's trailer tweet were simple exclamations of joy, but now that people have had some time to sit with the trailer and rewatch it (again and again), fans are expressing specific things they're looking forward to. Some fans are freaking out over what have been called "1:1 recreations" of the animatronics from the games. The use of security camera footage — mimicking the infamous gameplay element from the games — has been a huge source of excitement for fans, with some posting side-by-side comparisons between the teaser and the source material.


Others have been complimentary toward the film's casting, particularly when it comes to Matthew Lillard as main antagonist William Afton. One fan on YouTube gushed, "I absolutely love Afton's appearance. He seems like a kindly, compassionate grandpa. Exactly the last person you would suspect to be a sadistic serial killer." Another fan even edited footage of Lillard to make a callback to Markiplier's playthroughs of the "FNAF" series:

The only thing that seems to be giving fans pause is the more overtly "robotic" designs of Freddy and the gang, who have red eyes and spindly cybernetic legs in this incarnation. 


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Five Nights At Freddy's | Official Teaser

It remains to be seen if the "Five Nights At Freddy's" movie will have truly been worth the wait, but this first look is extremely promising. Fans will no doubt be counting down the days until October 27.