FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Whatever you think of the premise of Five Nights at Freddy’s, this PG-13 horror film based on the wildly popular gaming franchise knows its young fan base well. From the tactile details of its arcade setting to the design of its animatronic characters and how it handles its frights, the film takes obvious care to deliver a fun gateway horror film for those old enough to find this year’s Haunted Mansion too cute but too nervous to take on The Nun. I’d place it in the same space as 2019’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with creepy imagery, jump scares, and good use of sound, but nothing that should keep anyone up at night.

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