It would appear that Five Nights at Freddy's is in fact going to make it to the big screen. After a prolonged season of doubt and tarrying in the void between Warner Bros. and New Line, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon send out the following tweet indicating that it's finally been picked up by an studio iconic for its low-budget, high-impact horror films:
That's not exactly subtle, is it? So it would appear that Blumhouse Productions has picked up the slack and started fresh on Five Nights at Freddy's. If that doesn't terrify you, then you either don't know Five Nights at Freddy's, or you don't know Blumhouse Productions.
Five Nights at Freddy's is a point-and-click survival horror game. The first game set an incredibly high precedent for its multiple sequels, and the setup is typically the same. You'll play the role of a security guard working the late night shift at a family restaurant with animatronic mascots fashioned in the form of various friendly animals. Only, these animals aren't so friendly (see for yourself in the gallery below).
Throughout the course of the night, you'll monitor cameras and power levels, and you'll be keeping an eye on those creepy characters. Did that one just move? Is one missing? Are they getting closer? BWWAHH!! Five Nights at Freddy's is all about creating an air of unbearable tension and then snapping it with pants-s#!tting jump scares. Sure, it pulls so cheap punches, but it's a hell of a lot of fun.
We cringe to imagine how Blumhouse will take this concept and run with it. Five Nights at Freddy's is a low-budget game that managed to sweep the nation by scaring the pants off of everyone who played it, and Blumhouse is in that same business. The studio made a name for itself after producing Paranormal Activity with a budget of around $15,000; it ended up grossing over $190 million. These guys know how to make a lot out of a little, and we can't wait to see the first trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's.
We'll be keeping an eye on this one and reaching out for any new information. As soon as we learn more, we'll update you right away. Stay tuned!