Original Five Nights At Freddy’s Game Creator Is Still Enchanted By The Movie’s Success!

MOVIE NEWS – Scott Cawton, creator of the original Five Nights at Freddy’s game, commented on the film’s blockbuster opening weekend and his experiences at various screenings.



Five Nights At Freddy’s video game creator Scott Cawthon released a lengthy statement. In it, he thanked everyone for supporting the new film. Cawthon launched the franchise in 2021 with a small survival horror game. The latter bears the same name as the film. A total of 13 games and 28 books comprise the story of “Five Nights At Freddy’s”. This resulted in a multi-generational fan base. The film’s release gave Blumhouse the biggest opening weekend, as well as the biggest opening weekend for a horror film directed by a woman.

Cawthon took to Reddit to share his experience of going to several theatres to see firsthand how audiences would react to Five Nights at Freddy’s Pizza.

He talked about going “incognito”, so no one would recognize him, although a fan sitting next to him did spot him. Cawthon attended several screenings and shared his experiences. Basically, he was swooning over the reception the film was getting. In addition, everyone was very friendly to him, whether they recognized him or not. (You can read the full comment in the Reddit post below.)

“Anyway, thanks everyone for making opening weekend such a big success. It was beyond my wildest dreams. I do read the comments and critiques, so while I’m glad most people had a great time at the movies, I’m definitely paying attention, and I wanted you all to know that.”


Can Five Nights at Freddy’s get a sequel?


The first critics condemned the film. It has a critical score of 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience score, on the other hand, is 88%, which is a dire contrast. Metacritic’s results are also similar, so the contrast is quite severe. (Additionally, like the new Daisy Ridley film, this one didn’t have a press screening in this country either. So, the distributors couldn’t expect much from it either…) Recently, in the case of popular titles, there has been a division regarding the two scores.

The Super Mario Bros. movie went the same way, but it was a great success and even became the first billion-dollar movie of the year.

Regardless of what the critics say, financial success is often what really determines a film’s fate. From the latter point of view, Five Nights… is a box office success. At the time of writing, the film had grossed $152 million worldwide.

It’s hard to imagine that the production company would back out of making a sequel after Blumhouse’s biggest opening weekend. Lead actor Matthew Lillard has already confirmed that he has signed a three-film deal for the franchise. Thus, another film is almost inevitable.

This, along with Cawthon’s signature on his post that he’s taking criticism into account, suggests that he’s already thinking about ideas for the next script.

Blumhouse or Universal Pictures have not released any official information regarding Five Nights at Freddy’s 2. Director Emma Tammi said she would be open to returning “if this film does well”. With the writer’s strike over and the SAG-AFTRA strike coming to an end, Hollywood is slowly getting back to normal. If this theatre produces numbers like these, there is little doubt that the franchise will return to the big screen in the future.

Source: Reddit, Metacritic

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