This Halloween, Freddy and the gang are dying to meet you. Five Nights At Freddy’s will be in theaters and streaming on Peacock October 27th, 2023. Ahead of that release, the film’s director has shared some very interesting info on the inspirations behind the movie adaptation.

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie director Emma Tammi recently talked to Total Film about the many inspirations behind the movie, and there’s quite an interesting collection of films and names that have helped influence its direction.

“We were constantly referencing Steven Spielberg–you know, that childhood wonderment quality alongside kind of a darker world that felt akin to Joker.

Those were some of the cinematography references that Lyn Moncrief and I were pulling. Also, just the haunted house element of it was such a big influence. Some of our scenes that have to do with our main character’s backstory and memory were also influenced by a [Terrence] Malick-esque camera style, to give them a more dreamlike quality,” the direction continued. “Those scenes that were taking place in forest campground settings. There were a lot of different types of references we were pulling to really craft something that felt unique.”

[director Emma Tammi]

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse— the producer of M3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man— brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.

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