After years of eager anticipation, the invitation to step into the eerie world of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is finally here, as the release date of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie draws near. With Scott Cawthon, the original game developer, collaborating alongside the esteemed horror production company Blumhouse, our expectations are nothing short of sky-high.
The film predominantly takes inspiration from the inaugural installment of the series, in which we follow the harrowing journey of security guard Michael Schmidt, endeavoring to survive a night shift besieged by malevolent animatronics. The promising news is that regardless of your background or preferences, you’re presented with a plethora of options for experiencing this cinematic adaptation of the beloved video game. However, a word of caution: it’s strongly advised not to view it in the dark, in isolation, or in the company of the sinister William Afton.
Where can I watch Five Nights at Freddy’s?
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is set to make its debut on both Peacock and in US cinemas on October 27, 2023. However, for fans in the UK, the film will hit theaters two days earlier, on October 25, 2023.
Although the UK release date may cause a tad bit of confusion, for those who prefer not to venture to the cinema, fear not. “Five Nights at Freddy’s” will be available for streaming internationally on Peacock come October 27, no matter where you find yourself.
In terms of accessibility, the film will be offered on Peacock at no additional charge, but you’ll need to be a subscribed member of the streaming service to partake in the viewing experience. This move aligns with the fact that both Peacock and Universal Pictures, the movie’s distributor, are under the umbrella of parent company NBCUniversal, indicating a strategic preference to keep their content within their own platforms.
As for the question of whether the movie will be available on Netflix, the answer is a firm negative. There are no expectations for “Five Nights at Freddy’s” to arrive on the Netflix platform in the foreseeable future. However, if you’re on the lookout for other spine-chilling options, you might want to explore Netflix’s roster of newly-added content and their selection of top-tier horror movies.
For Disney Plus subscribers hoping to catch a glimpse of the animatronic horrors, unfortunately, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” will not be gracing the platform any time soon. Fear not, though, as Disney Plus has a trove of Halloween-themed movies to set the mood for a spooktacular night, such as classics like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Hocus Pocus.”
As for Prime Video enthusiasts, it’s anticipated that “Five Nights at Freddy’s” will be available for purchase or rent on Amazon Prime before the year concludes. However, it’s unlikely to be included in an Amazon Prime subscription. Typically, theatrical releases transition to digital platforms alongside physical media releases a few months after their initial run in cinemas, leading us to believe that “Five Nights at Freddy’s” will follow suit.
While the movie isn’t presently available on DVD or Blu-Ray, it’s expected that it will be in due course. Given the substantial and devoted fanbase surrounding the game franchise, it’s safe to assume that there will be a considerable demand for a Blu-Ray edition of the film. So, for the sake of these eager fans, let’s hope the physical media release arrives sooner rather than later!