Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s is now playing in theatres and streaming on Peacock worldwide, however, earlier screenings were shown this week in cinemas across the United Kingdom due to its earlier UK release.
In one early screening, a fight broke out amongst a group of what appears to be teenagers, as a video was posted online to social media captioned “there was a fight at the fnaf movie”.
See below for the video, as posted to X aka Twitter by a user named mikey (jojoincel).
The user who posted was asked in the post’s replies for some content, to which the user responded “Everyone in the audience was just complaining and they started fighting at the end of the movie honestly I have no idea what happened”.
The same user later posted that the people involved came out and admitted that the fight was all pretend: “In regards to the #FNAF movie fight, yes I thought it was real due to the commotion in the cinema at the time, the people involved came out and said it was a play fight among themselves.”
When asked if everyone in the screening thought it was real while recording the fight, the user said: “I think because it looked pretty real, most people did”.
Despite the fight being confirmed to be staged, millions of users on the web are seeing the original video and context, in full belief that a real fight broke out during the early FNAF movie showing.
However, as aforementioned, the fight was not real and nobody was harmed – the involved claim.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is now playing in theatres worldwide and can now be streamed at home on Peacock.