Five Nights At Freddy's Is Getting A Haunted House Experience, Because Of Course It Is

Five Nights at Freddy's
(Image credit: Scott Cawthon)

Scott Cawthon's Five Nights at Freddy's has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon within the world of gaming. Most people who venture to the gaming side of YouTube know exactly what it is, and soon people who venture to horror houses will be able to see what all the fuss is about.

The Fright Dome at Las Vegas' Circus Circus will be adding a new haunted house attraction to their event services, specifically the animatronics and the pizzeria from Scott Cawthon's Five Nights at Freddy's.

The page on the site indicates that the Fright Dome owner, Jason Egan, has teamed up with Scott Cawthon to bring the new Five Nights at Freddy's haunted house to their line-up, including the infamous Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria.

The attraction will include the now internet-famous animatronic puppets, such as Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy. The Fright Dome event will open the doors starting on September 30th, giving you plenty of time to show up at the Circus Circus to experience the horrors of the video game icons brought to life.

Throughout the month of October, Fright Dome will be taking over the Adventuredome at Circus Circus and will scour the 250,000 square foot venue with six different haunted houses and four new "scare zones", one of which includes the recreation of the pizzeria from Five Nights at Freddy's.

This year will actually mark the 14th anniversary for Fright Dome, as they've managed to keep things alive and frightful since 2003.

This collaboration is actually perfect because Five Nights at Freddy's is a property ripe for a real life entertainment attraction. It's based on popular kid's pizzerias like Chuck E Cheese. The game itself is usually centered around players taking on the role of a character in a stationary security position (or as a frightened kid hiding from his nightmares) where players must utilize a selection of tools to thwart off the killer animatronics from coming in to murder you.

The games have fairly basic playing mechanics, but the limited interactivity, cramped spaces and the absolutely terrifying environments help bring Five Nights at Freddy's to life. The name is based around the concept of the first two games where you attempted to make it through five nights working the night shift at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria over the course of the summer.

The general theme of the series is based on the low-budget horror movies from the 1980s, such as The Puppet Master and Child's Play. It's not too surprising that Hollywood already tapped Cawthon's popular series for a movie. So it makes it even less surprising that a Halloween-themed attraction outlet would also tap the series to make a haunted house-style setup based on the series.

Scott Cawthon, meanwhile, is busy working on another spin-off based on Five Nights at Freddy's called Sister Location. The new game is also scheduled to release this October, so you could practically make it an event by heading to Fright Dome's haunted house and experiencing Freddy Fazbear and friends in real life and then picking up a digital copy of the game on Steam this Halloween.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.