People Are Freaking Out Over A Blank Five Nights At Freddy’s Image

People Are Freaking Out Over A Blank Five Nights At Freddy’s Image

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the Five Nights at Freddy hype train revving up once more. Here we go again!

Today, the Five Nights at Freddy fandom is going haywire over the image you see above. Yes, that image of nothing.

To understand why an image of Literally Nothing can be so evocative to hardcore FNAF fans, you have to understand the context. Earlier this year, I detailed how the official site of FNAF developer Scott Cawthon had a single image on it:

Many fans interpreted this image to mean that Five Nights at Freddy’s was done as a series — the hat is supposed to be a way of Cawthon saying, hey, thanks for all the memories, folks. Freddy is hanging his hat now. (Supposedly!)

Recently, the image on the website has disappeared. Given Cawthon’s history of using his website to tease things, people are speculating all sorts of things right now as to what the blank image means. Some people are wondering: is Freddy not actually hanging his hat; is there a FNAF 4 in the works?

Predictably, FNAF YouTube has gone haywire over this information as well. Here is a small selection of videos trying to analyse the meaning of a blank image:

There’s more on Twitter and Tumblr as well, but a good deal of the fandom meets on YouTube, so that reaction is the most remarkable.

I’m not sure this signals the coming of Five Nights at Freddy’s 4…not that the existence of a new game is that outlandish. That said, the lack of a hat could easily be interpreted as Cawthon cementing the idea he’s not making any more games. Or maybe this is a way to acknowledge that Freddy will live on in the movies or something.

Or maybe the blank image means absolutely nothing. Who knows! All we can do is sit back and enjoy the hype train, because it’s already left the station.


  • I have no issues with a FNAF4 if they do something to further the mythology, which at this point is potentially more solid and interesting than most big budget games honestly.

    • So very true. I also hope they dont screw up the movie, makes me not want it just for the chance that it could.

    • I haven’t played the games at all, nor do I intend to, but damn if those GameTheory videos aren’t interesting, I tell you what.

      • It is honestly worth a try. Even if you have watched the videos- they try and find a way to pin it to real life. theres something strangely satisfying about playing this game series

        • I think it’s the whole thing of ‘50% given to you and 50% imagination’ for the story, having to construct a lot of it yourself from the clues really pays off and is so effective.

          • Yeah. I just hope that the movie falls through because no doubt it won’t be nearly as captivating as the games

          • I don’t hope that at all.

            Once upon a time comicbook movies were pure ass. They were shocking. Movies such as Roger Cormans Fantastic Four, the Captain America movie, a whole bunch of low budget rubbish people never put an effort into that never inspired. Then, finally they cracked it and developed good movies. The same can happen with videogames, you just need the right combination. FNAF has the potential to be one of those. Minimalistic horror storyline, a premise that absolutely loans itself to the cinema, even to the found footage genre via security cameras etc, it could be awesome??? So I wouldn’t wish it not to happen. I mean, even if it did, and even if it sucked, it wouldn’t stop the games from being fun.

          • No but when I mention the game in passing- I would not like to hear people say “oh you mean this is a movie based off a game like Resident evil and House of the Dead?” the latter is absolute fucking garbage that oddly enough has Sega written all over it literally. Resident evil was ok, but there can be no forgiveness for House of the Dead

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