Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza storefront is up on The Sunset Strip recently at what used to be Cabo Cantina at 8301 Sunset Boulevard. Just be aware that anyone hoping to step inside to fight off evil animatronics will be disappointed to learn that the pizzaria is literally a front to promote the upcoming movie “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” a film adaptation of the survival horror game that’s been terrorizing Gen-Zers since 2014.
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is attracting fans to West Hollywood for a chance to stand in front of the building in anticipation of the new horror movie.
The upcoming movie, scheduled to premiere just a few days before Halloween, boasts a star-studded cast that includes Josh Hutcherson (known for his role in The Hunger Games), Elizabeth Lail (from the series You), and Matthew Lillard (famous for his part in Scream). In this film by Universal Pictures, Hutcherson takes on the role of Mike, who embarks on a new job as a night security guard at an abandoned theme restaurant. A recently released trailer provides a glimpse of the eerie animatronic encounters that lie in wait.
This adaptation of the popular video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s, is brought to life by the renowned production company Blumhouse, with direction by Emma Tammi. It’s one of the latest entries in the ever-growing trend of video game adaptations, joining the ranks alongside notable titles like The Super Mario Bros. Movie, available on Peacock. Read on to find out when fans can catch this movie, and why using a VPN for streaming might be a good idea.
Five Nights at Freddy’s began as a video game series and media franchise created by Scott Cawthon. The first video game of the same name was released on August 8, 2014, and since then, the series has gained worldwide popularity.
The main series consists of nine video games taking place in locations connected to a fictional family pizza restaurant franchise named “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”, after its mascot, the animatronic bear Freddy Fazbear. In most games, the player assumes the role of a night-time employee, who must utilize tools such as security cameras, lights, doors, and vents to defend themselves against animatronic characters who inhabit the locations and become mobile and hostile at night. The series’ lore is gradually revealed through voice recordings, minigames, and Easter eggs featured throughout the games.
The franchise also includes spin-off games and other media, such as a novel trilogy and an anthology series, comprising an all-encompassing fictional universe. The franchise maintains an active fanbase, known for its production of fan art and fangames, and merchandise for the games is available internationally.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is scheduled to be released simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock in the United States on October 27, 2023, by Universal Pictures.