Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie Designer Calls Out Fan Over False Criticism


  • The designer of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is standing by the appearance of the animatronic characters despite fan criticism.
  • The film’s animatronics were created using costumes, not digital enhancements, as some fans speculated.
  • The movie will incorporate elements from later games and the franchise’s lore, offering a thrilling cinematic experience for fans.

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie designer, Robert Bennett, replied to fan backlash regarding the appearance of the film’s chilling animatronics, refusing to back down despite criticism.

Blumhouse Pictures brings the terrifying world of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria to the big screen. Josh Hutcherson stars as the lead character who confronts a relentless group of deadly animatronic animals in Five Nights at Freddy’s.

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During a recent interview with SFX Magazine, Bennett, a creature designer for the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, discredited fan criticisms regarding the appearance of the movie’s animatronic characters. Bennett acknowledged that the majority of feedback had been overwhelmingly positive. “Everything I’ve seen has been superpositive. I know there was a big to-do about the red eyes in the poster, but once again, that’s one of the fan lore things that I didn’t even know about,” he said.

He also specifically mentioned one fan who said they wanted to see real animatronics instead of computer-generated images after watching aFive Nights At Freddy’s trailer. “I watched a couple of YouTube reaction videos to the trailer. This one guy was like, ‘It looks great, but I just wish they’d show the actual animatronics, it’s all CG,'” Bennet recalled. Contrary to fan criticisms, the FNAF designer clarified that the film’s animatronic characters were created using costumes and not digitally improved, as some speculated. Bennett said, “Well, no, it was all our costumes. Everything in that trailer is our costumes and nothing was touched up with digital. So it’s fun that the fans appreciate how accurate they are.”

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The movie sees Hutcherson portraying Mike Schmidt, who takes up a job as a security guard at a haunted pizza place and arcade. The FiveNightsatFreddy’s movie will incorporate elements from later games and the expansive lore, introducing the menacing animatronic Springtrap. In the FiveNightsatFreddy’s game, Springtrap stalked the player at the eerie Fazbear Fright location. By including Springtrap, the film will delve into the franchise’s dark origins, shedding light on the blood-stained history.

Fans can expect a thrilling cinematic experience that expands upon the first Five Nights at Feddy’s game’s premise while incorporating elements from later games and the broader lore. However, there will be some deviations from the source material, and the filmmakers will try to provide the ultimate experience to the viewers by giving them a satisfying big-screen adaptation. Seeing how fans react to this much-awaited feature film will be exciting.

Five Nights At Freddy’s is scheduled to hit theatres on October 27, 2023.

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Source: SFX Magazine (via The Direct)

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