The Foxy animatronic for the ‘FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’ movie had its arm spontaneously combust once during filming.
With the franchise being known for its murderous haunted band of Chuck E. Cheese-style animatronics, getting this bloodthirsty band ready for the big screen was key for the FNAF creative team.
This meant building full-size practical costumes for Freddy Fazbear and his decrepit band of animals, which was almost certainly quite the process. Speaking in a new interview, Five Nights at Freddy’s designer Robert Bennett revealed one of the worries he had when crafting the terrifying team of animatronics at the heart of the film.
Bennett told SFX Magazine his “biggest concern” was “getting humans in [the] costumes” of Freddy Fazbear and his super-sized robotic band:
“My biggest concern was getting humans in these costumes. When you go to Chuck E. Cheese, the animatronics are big. So with these animatronics, in order to have a presence on set and with the actors, they had to be fairly big.”
Director Emma Tammi explains how useful having real animatronics on the set of Five Nights at Freddy’s was for giving her cast some nightmare fuel… especially after one of them spontaneously combusted during filming.
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