Based on the video game franchise, this follows a troubled young man who takes a job as a security guard at an abandoned diner with an animatronic band.
Review © 2023 by Flytrap
Five Nights At Freddies
Written by: Scott Cawthon, Seth Cuddeback, Emma Tammi
Directed by: Emma Tammi
Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Matthew Lillard, Mary Stuart Masterson
Complete cast and crew are HERE
Running time: 129 Mins
After a couple of nights, mostly sleeping on the job, the guard starts noticing that there are “strange happenings” happening, mostly around the robot band. This doesn’t keep him from bringing his little sister to the job, where “stranger happenings” start happening.
This one is pretty entertaining and a relief from some of the gore fests that folks seem to like these days. There is more story and background that starts to flesh out the whys and whats that bring everyone together. Everyone is very good and the effects (that appear to be mostly practical, giving it points) are very believable.
But there are no big surprises; even the main surprise villain is pretty predictable and plot holes abound.
I’ll give this one a mild recommendation. You can stream it on Peacock or see it in the theater. There is a brief scene after the credits roll, but nothing after that.
Flytrap rating: 7/10
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