Get ready to be scared this Halloween! The highly anticipated Blumhouse-produced adaptation of the popular horror video game series, “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, is set to be released on October 27, 2023. The movie will be available both in theaters and on Peacock, Universal Pictures’ streaming service.
Producer Jason Blum took to Twitter to make the announcement, and horror fans have been buzzing ever since. This will be the third time that Universal has released a Blumhouse production simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock, following the “Halloween Kills” (2021) and “Halloween Ends” (2022) releases.
The movie is directed by Emma Tammi, and stars Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Kat Conner Sterling, Mary Stuart Masterson and Matthew Lillard. It is produced by Blum and Scott Cawthon, with executive producers Bea Sequeira, Russell Binder and Christopher H. Warner. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is providing the animatronic designs and technology.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” will be a low-budget production, meaning that it doesn’t require huge ticket sales to turn a profit in theaters. Universal has also experimented with day-and-date Peacock releases for other films, such as the DreamWorks Animation sequel “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy “Marry Me.”
So mark your calendars for October 27, 2023, when you can watch “Five Nights at Freddy’s” in theaters or on Peacock and get ready to be scared!