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Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Takes To Reddit To Discuss Movie's Success

Five Nights at Freddy's series creator Scott Cawthon shared some stories about FNAF's success.
Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Takes To Reddit To Discuss Movie's Success
(Picture: Blumhouse Studios)

The Five Nights at Freddy's movie has smashed box office records and impressed long-time fans and those new to the series alike. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon, who also worked on the movie, responded to its success in a 1 November Reddit post - his first public announcement since its release.

"Thanks, everyone for making the opening weekend such a big success," Cawthon wrote. "It was beyond my wildest dreams. I do read the comments and critiques, so while I'm glad most people had a great time at the movies, I'm definitely paying attention, and I wanted you all to know that."

Cawthon explained that he went to multiple showings of his own movie, wearing a disguise in the form of glasses and a beard. "No one recognized me, as I expected," Cawthon said. Despite the fact that no one recognized Cawthon, he described several hilarious interactions with fans in the theater as he attended the showings.

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Scott Cawthon created Five Nights at Freddy's almost a decade ago. (Picture: Blumhouse)

"On Thursday I went to the very first showing at 2 PM; not many people were there. But just before the movie started a teenage boyfriend and girlfriend walked in; the girlfriend was dressed as Toy Chica, and they sat right next to me," Cawthon explained.

"She was obviously a super-fan (him not so much), and I heard her say as she walked in, "What if Scott Cawthon was in here?" A few seconds later after they sat down, I heard her whisper, "That kind of looks like Scott Cawthon.", gesturing to me. He glanced over at me and then whispered back to her, "Dear, he's old." To that, I say- Two things can be true at the same time.":

Cawthon's interactions with fans only got more hilarious and bizarre, with one group simply getting up and moving away from him after sitting next to him in the theater. "I swear I put on deodorant... maybe not enough?" Cawthon joked.

With the widespread success of Cawthon's first Five Nights at Freddy's movie, many fans are wondering if a sequel might be coming in the future. While Cawthon himself hasn't announced anything regarding a potential Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Movie, it seems pretty likely that one could be coming, as multiple people working on the first film have expressed interest in making a follow up.