One of the most anticipated trailers of 2023 so far is for the live-action Blumhouse movie adaptation of the popular video game series known as FNAF, aka Five Nights at Freddy’s, which is set to release in October of this year.
The official trailer has yet to be released, however, it managed to find its way onto the web ahead of schedule yesterday, before quickly being taken down by Blumhouse, with many fans getting a sneak peek at what’s to come once the official trailer does drop.
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Full FNAF Trailer Description Revealed
The trailer is about 2 minutes and 40-50 seconds long, read the full description below.
The trailer starts with brief shots of a rundown and closed Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, the iconic location from the game series and prime Freddy Fazbear location, aka the titular character, also where Josh Hutcherson’s character is set to work as a security guard in.
During the opening of the trailer, dialogue can be heard of somebody talking about how Freddy Fazbear’s pizzeria was popular in the 1980s with children but continues to say that “they shut it down years ago”, however, “the owner’s just not ready to let it go yet”.
Matthew Lillard will be playing the “owner”, aka William Afton, the main antagonist who is responsible for all the mayhem throughout the FNAF franchise.
The next shot of the trailer shows Josh Hutcherson’s Mike Schmidt and Piper Rubio’s Abby walking up to the front door of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza during the later hours of the evening, with Hutcherson telling Rubio “I will work and you will sleep”, just before the two enter the dark-lit building, that looks friendly enough, besides from the darkness.
Mike then comforts Abby, with the next shots showing Mike walking around the building alone, seemingly meaning that Abby is sleeping somewhere due to how late in the day it is, as Abby is only a child, with recent synopsis info revealing that Abby will be Mike’s sister.
More dialogue can then be heard, not from Mike, with someone saying offscreen “All you have to do is keep your eyes on the monitor”, an eerie and nostalgic line for those who are familiar with the original lore, as similar to the games, Mike can then be seen in the security room that is full of different tv monitors that provide CCTV access to different areas of the building.
Mike then plays a video, labelled with “Mike”, on one of the monitors that show somebody saying “Congratulations, you have been selected as Freddy’s new security guard. Welcome to Freddy Fazbear’s, where fantasy and fun come to life”, to which Mike responds by muttering “Great.” to himself, not in an optimistic sense.
The trailer then takes a turn as the doorbell is rung by a police officer, most likely Elizabeth Lail’s Vanessa, who turns up to speak to Mike about the animatronics, asking Mike “Have you met them yet?” just before the camera pans to a drawing of Freddy, Chica, Bonnie, and Foxy alongside three children – all in the styling of a young child’s drawing.
Some brief shots of the actual animatronics are then shown, in a poorly lit environment, with more dialogue from the police officer that makes it sound as if she knows something about the animatronics in particular, something that fans of the game franchise will surely know too well.
It then cuts to Mike sleeping on the job before being rudely awakened by the 7 or so monitors going haywire with images of static and loud audio, with music then being played from the building’s speakers, with all four of the main animatronics then being revealed on stage together as a red curtain is rolled. However, they don’t appear to be moving freely at this point, just as the way they were originally designed to appear while performing automatically on stage.
While the four animatronics are shown on stage, sparks can be seen flying out of Bonnie’s guitar, it is unclear if this is a flashback or set when Mike is working, the trailer then cuts to Mike flipping through the CCTV cameras to see if he can find anything suspicious, with some of the cameras showing the animatronics just standing still – in an identical styling to the original game.
Vanessa can then be heard saying on and off screen “In the 80s, kids went missing, we searched Freddy’s top to bottom”, with brief footage shots of the environment that then cuts to a child walking through the building alone, asking out loud “Hello?” while Vanessa finished her story by telling Mike “We never found them, that’s why the place shut down.”
Seconds after, Mike can be heard asking “There are ghost children possessing giant robots? Thanks for the heads up.” with a literal shot of four child ghosts all looking as creepy as ever, wearing clothes with the same colours as the animatronics they all represent.
Mike can then be seen a bit more creeped out while in the main building, with what seems to be Vanessa saying off-screen “Technically they are animatronics”, to which Mike responds “What do they want?”, Vanessa responds with “They want to make her like them”, with Abby being shown on screen when this is said.
A closeup of Bonnie moving his head is then shown, with Mike shouting “Abby?!”, and then asking “How do I stop it?”, with the climactic moment being the main villain reveal, Springtrap, aka William Afton played by Matthew Lillard – but in full Springtrap mode.
Springtrap walks up to a screaming Abby, just after Vanessa says “It’s too late.”, then Mike shouts “Abby, No!”, just before a compilation of brief footage shots is shown quite quickly, along with footage of Mike fighting somebody in a shopping mall.
Once the quick compilation finishes, Springtrap can then be seen walking slowly through a building, humming to himself, as he walks toward what appears to be Abby in a ball pit, in which she hides inside with Springtrap walking around looking for her, the trailer ends with Freddy and what appears to be Abby in a taxi, with a full closeup of Freddy sitting still, the taxi driver asks to himself after jumping at the sight of Freddy “Why do I always get the weirdos?”, Abby looks happy to be with Freddy though in this scene.
Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s comes to theatres and Peacock on October 27, 2023.