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'Five Nights at Freddy's' is out now: How to watch the twisted video game adaptation

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Ready for a scary good time? (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photo: Everett Collection)

Looking to have a hauntingly good time? Then you might want to stop by Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria this Halloween season, and visit with Bonnie, Chica, Foxy and Freddy Fazbear himself … this week, the popular horror video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s is finally coming to the big screen, courtesy of Blumhouse, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and the Josh Hutcherson Renaissance. Joining Hutcherson in the cast is You Season 1 star Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Matthew Lillard. Much like the videogame, the film follows the new late night security guard working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, where the old animatronics seem to have developed minds — and vendettas — of their own.

The cheeky, nostalgic new horror movie is out now in theaters and on streaming. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s.

Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer:

When does Five Nights at Freddy’s come out?

Five Night at Freddy’s is out now in theaters and on Peacock.

Will Five Nights at Freddy’s be in theaters?

Although Five Nights at Freddy’s is headed straight to streaming, you also have the option of experiencing the terrific terror of animatronics come-to-life in a theater.

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Will Five Nights at Freddy’s be streaming?

On top of its theatrical release, Five Nights at Freddy’s will be available to stream on Peacock starting this Thursday, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

How to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s:


For $6 per month, an ad-supported Peacock subscription lets you stream live sports and events airing on NBC and thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation and The Office and even recent theatrical releases like Book Club: The Next Chapter, the Super Mario movie and, of course, Five Nights at Freddy's. For $10 monthly you can upgrade to an ad-free subscription which includes live access to your local NBC affiliate (not just during designated sports and events) and the ability to download select titles to watch offline.

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Is Five Nights at Freddy’s based on a video game?

The new film Five Nights at Freddy’s is, as the name suggests, based on Scott Cawthon’s popular horror video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s. As the source material for the movie, the game similarly follows a new security guard at the abandoned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, where Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Foxy, Bonnie and Springtrap lurk.

Interested in checking out the game? Five Nights at Freddy’s is available on most popular gaming systems and platforms.

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