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20 Facts You Didn't Know About 'Five Nights At Freddy's'

Updated June 14, 2019 42.9k views20 items
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Nightmares are guaranteed after playing Five Nights at Freddy's. All three video games set at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza are as full of jump scares, unique design, and creepy atmosphere as anything in the survival horror genre. Even after researching the best behind the scenes factoids, gaming tricks, Easter eggs, hidden minigame triggers, fan theories, and trivia, Five Nights at Freddy's still scares us silly.

The twisted video game series keeps answers elusive, teasing out clues so gamers are curious enough to dig in to the asset files of the game, find cleaner image files of newspaper clippings, interpret minigames, and try to parse Phone Guy's messages into something resembling a cohesive whole. 

This list will have many of these conclusions - some are still theories, but we scrapped anything that could be easily refuted. Concrete answers are in short supply. In fact, many gamers consider Five Nights At Freddy's an almost-unintentional Alternate Reality Game, complete with multimedia clues and hidden details that force gamers to go outside of the game in order to play the complete game.

So go behind the scenes of Five Nights At Freddy's and learn you some interesting facts that will deepen your love and fear of this terrifying point and click series! Vote for your favorite bit of Freddy Fazbear trivia below!
  • The Killer's Victims May Have Possessed The Animatronics

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games
    In the "Give Gifts, Give Life" minigame, we clearly see the children becoming animatronics, leading us to believe that the kids are indeed possessing them. With so many more animatronics appearing in the second game, there's speculation that there may have been more murders than initially thought. 
  • Animatronics Staring At The Camera

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games
    In the original, you'll get a view from the stage of all three animatronics staring right at the camera, but only once in a blue moon. It's very, very rare for this to happen, but it will on occasion.
  • Posters Of Crying Children Appear On The Walls

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games
    Occasionally, the "IT'S ME" wall is replaced with posters of crying children, similar to Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. 
  • The Kids Were Unkind To Mangle

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games

    Phone Guy said it himself: 

     "They tried to remake Foxy, ya know? Uh, they thought the first one was too scary, so they redesigned him to be more kid-friendly and put him in Kid's Cove. To keep the toddlers entertained, you know... But kids these days just can't keep their hands to themselves. The staff literally had to put Foxy back together after every shift. Eventually they stopped trying and left him as some 'take apart and put back together' attraction. Now, he's just a mess of parts. I think the employees refer to him as just... 'The Mangle.'"