Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has yet to receive an official age rating for its theatrical release in the United Kingdom by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the organization that classifies UK film and video age ratings.
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Something that many FNAF fans in the UK are curious to find out is how old people will have to be to go see the upcoming horror in the cinema as opposed to streaming on Peacock once it releases on October 27 – just a couple of months from now.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Age Ratings
So, how old will audiences have to be to actually go watch the highly anticipated Blumhouse adaptation of the FNAF games?
FNAF Movie: United States Age Rating
It was long speculated that the live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie would receive a PG-13 age rating in the US. The speculation ended up becoming a reality once the MPA revealed that the movie had been rated PG-13 for “strong violent content, bloody images and language.”
However, the official BBFC UK age rating for the upcoming adaptation of the popular horror video game series has yet to be revealed. Theatrical age ratings in the UK include U, PG, 12, 12A, 15, and 18, with 12A meaning that anyone younger than the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
FNAF Movie: United Kingdom Age Rating
Currently, the only Five Nights at Freddy’s movie-related BBFC age rating is for the trailers that have been released so far – which have all been rated 15, meaning that these trailers can only be shown in cinema showings with audiences aged 15+.
PG-13 age ratings can be either a 12, 12A, or 15 in the United Kingdom meaning that Five Nights at Freddy’s will most likely be rated a 15 by the BBFC sometime soon.
It’s possible that the movie will be rated a 12 or 12A, but judging by the fact that the BBFC has rated every single FNAF movie trailer a 15 so far, it’s extremely likely that this will be the overall age rating for UK audiences.
If so, people under the age of 15 will not be allowed to go to the cinema to see the movie and will have to instead opt to watch it at home via its streaming alternative. This may be a bit tricky for some streaming users as viewing Peacock titles can come with extra steps when not browsing the platform from the United States.
As mentioned, the BBFC has yet to officially provide an age rating for the movie itself, only for its trailers released by Blumhouse so far. It’s still possible that Five Nights at Freddy’s will be stamped with a 12A UK age rating, however, it seems likely that it will be for 15+ audiences just judging by the details broken down above.
Blumhouse’s live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s releases in both theatres and on Peacock on October 27, 2023.