During our interview, I mentioned that the atmosphere of the film was “fun” and hoped to hear that shooting the film was just as delightful. Fortunately, Tammi tells me, “It really was.” She elaborates, “It was a great group, both cast and crew, and everyone was so excited to be a part of this adaptation.” And based on Tammi’s infectious joy in talking about the process, I have no reason to doubt her. She tells me that there were plenty on set who were already fans of the game, “And if they didn’t know the game well, their kids did.” she says. Chances are, those cast and crew members have been on the receiving end of a lore dump from their kids, and that sort of palpable elation won’t be forgotten while working on set.
“Everyone had a connection to “Freddy’s” in some way and knew what an amazingly exciting task we had to make this come to life for the big screen,” Tammi says. “So everyone was really excited, [it was a] super talented group.” Kat Conner Sterling, who plays Max in “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” is a huge fan of the franchise and has been posting TikToks for months (within SAG strike guidelines, of course), expressing how it feels to be a part of this series. “Everyone was also just a genuinely great person and the collaborations were just off-the-charts wonderful,” Tammi tells me, with a beaming smile.
That connection is obvious on screen and will be even more visible when audiences get the chance to see it for themselves on October 27, 2023, when the film arrives in theaters and on Peacock.