A new horror film broke the audience record in Finland

The horror film based on the game Five Nights at Freddy’s attracted a record number of viewers.

The film, directed by Finnish-born Emma Tamme, features familiar characters from the horror game. Finnkino

Five Nights at Freddy’s -film is a film based on the game of the same name, which premiered in Finland on October 27.

Finnkino and STT say in their press releasethat the film attracted 49,181 viewers to the theaters in its first weekend, which breaks the first weekend audience record for horror films in Finland.

A new record left SE: Second chapter behind the film’s record. SE: Second chapter -elokuvan was watched by 42,745 viewers during the first weekend in 2019.

Finnish-born director

Five Nights at Freddy’s – the film was directed by a half-Finnish director Emma Tammi.

The story follows a security guard who starts his new job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While on the first shift, he notices that night shifts in a pizzeria are not exactly easy to survive.

Director of film distribution at Finnkino, which distributes the film Mika Nieminen commented on the record-breaking weekend in the bulletin.

– Internationally, there has been concern in the film industry about youth films. Five Nights at Freddy’s huge crowd rush shows that young people are ready to go to the movies when the content is interesting to them. The FNAF audience is overwhelmingly youth and young adults.

The film features leading actors such as Josh Hutcherson (Ultraman, The Hunger Games franchise), Elizabeth Lail (You, Mack & Rita), Piper Rubio (Holly & Ivy, Unstable) and Kat Connery’s Sterling (We Have a Ghost, 9-1-1).