Convention - PGW 2023 : Five Nights at Freddy's Takes Center StageĀ 

By Mulder, Paris, Porte de Versailles, 31 october 2023

The much-anticipated Paris Games Week is back, and this year, it's bigger and better than ever. The Paris Games Week Next Level, 2023 edition, kicks off on November 1st and runs until November 5th at Porte de Versailles from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM daily. This event is one of the world's most attended gaming conventions, known for its emphasis on the gaming experience. Unlike events like gamescom or E3, the PGW primarily focuses on allowing visitors to get hands-on with the latest and upcoming titles, giving attendees a chance to dive into the world of video games, and even cinema.

For fans of horror and the iconic Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, there's a thrilling addition to the PGW this year. A dedicated booth to the horror genre will be on-site, where visitors can access exclusive previews related to the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's movie, set to release the following week. The atmosphere promises to be spooky and reminiscent of the franchise's unique charm, offering an extended Halloween experience for those who just can't get enough of the thrills.

The film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy's, set to hit theaters on November 8th in France, is creating quite a buzz at the Paris Games Week. For those looking to extend their Halloween adventure beyond October 31st, this dedicated booth provides an opportunity to get a sneak peek at certain scenes from the movie in a unique setting. Just imagine yourself sitting on a stool with surveillance screens, feeling like a night guard as you watch the terrifying animatronics. A photobooth experience is also planned, ensuring fans can fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere.

While the film is generating considerable excitement, it's essential to remember that Five Nights at Freddy's is, at its core, a video game franchise. It was created by Scott Cawthon, an American game enthusiast who developed 75 games between the '90s and the early 2000s. Several years later, he took advantage of the Steam Greenlight program (now discontinued), allowing developers to publish their titles without a traditional publisher. While Scott's initial creations didn't make significant waves, it was Five Nights at Freddy's that catapulted him to prominence. In this game, players step into the shoes of a night guard tasked with watching over animatronic robots with an eerily animalistic appearance.

Scott Cawthon retired from game development in 2021, and he might be feeling quite fortunate today. After all, a movie based on his creation is hitting the big screens. This project has been in the works since 2015 when Warner Bros. initially acquired the rights (Blumhouse is now producing the film). Still, the early reviews may trigger some unpleasant memories for Scott.

Five Nights at Freddy's is a franchise that has seen its fair share of ups and downs, with critics having mixed opinions in the past. However, it has successfully built a dedicated fanbase over the years. The presence of Five Nights at Freddy's at the Paris Games Week is a highly anticipated event for horror game enthusiasts. The exclusive movie previews will allow fans to delve even deeper into the franchise's terrifying world by recreating the night guard experience. The Paris Games Week Next Level promises an immersive and entertaining experience for attendees. Despite mixed reviews, the impending release of the Five Nights at Freddy's film is generating considerable anticipation. One thing is for sure: Five Nights at Freddy's continues to make waves and terrify fans of all things spine-chilling.

So, if you're attending the Paris Games Week in 2023, don't miss the Five Nights at Freddy's booth, where you can experience the essence of the franchise's horror and get a sneak peek at the upcoming film. It's an opportunity to celebrate a franchise that has left an indelible mark on the world of horror gaming and cinema.

Paris Games Week, a highly anticipated event that returns November 1 2023, is an exhilarating showcase of the latest in the world of video games and interactive entertainment. This annual extravaganza, eagerly awaited by gaming enthusiasts, provides a captivating platform for gamers and industry professionals alike to experience the cutting-edge technology, innovative game releases, and immersive gaming experiences. Hosted in the vibrant city of Paris, this event has evolved into a hub for both established gaming companies and independent developers to reveal their latest creations. With a rich history and a passionate gaming community, Paris Games Week is more than just a trade show; it's a celebration of the gaming culture that brings together players, developers, and fans from around the world. Whether you're interested in experiencing the thrill of playing unreleased games, attending insightful industry conferences, or immersing yourself in the art and culture of gaming, Paris Games Week is the ultimate destination where all facets of the gaming universe converge.

Our review can be read here

Synopsis : 
A troubled security guard starts work at Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria. On his first night, he realizes that nights at Freddy's are no picnic, and that he may never see the light of day again.

Five Nights at Freddy's
Directed by Emma Tammi
Screenplay by Scott Cawthon, Seth Cuddeback, Emma Tammi
Story by Scott Cawthon, Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre
Based on Five Nights at Freddy's by Scott Cawthon
Produced by Scott Cawthon, Jason Blum
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, Matthew Lillard
Cinematography : Lyn Moncrief
Edited by Andrew Wesman, William Paley
Music by The Newton Brothers
Production companies : Blumhouse Productions, Scott Cawthon Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates : October 25, 2023 (United Kingdom), October 27, 2023 (United States), November 8, 2023 (France)
Running time : 109 minutes

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photos : Boris Colletier / Mulderville