Five Nights at Freddy's Storylines and Plot Holes That Left Us Scratching Our Heads

Five Nights at Freddy's Storylines and Plot Holes That Left Us Scratching Our Heads
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Had these questions been answered, the ratings might not have been so poor.

Although Five Nights at Freddy's has been a box office success and praised by fans of the original games for its cinematography, design, and numerous references to the source material, many casual viewers find the movie lacking in elements essential to a good viewing experience.

Among the factors that triggered bashing reviews on Five Nights at Freddy's are some major plot holes. Although the story is quite simple, it left some key questions unanswered, which certainly had its part in worsening the general audience's impression.

Why does Abby have a connection to the ghosts?

Even before she sets foot in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria, Abby seems to have more information about the ghosts that live there than anyone else. She can clearly communicate with them through her drawings.

But how and why did this happen? Does the old abduction of her brother give her this ability? Or do the spirits somehow know that she can help them? That remains a mystery.

How did Golden Freddy leave Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria?

The movie says that children are trapped inside the animatronics and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. So how does Golden Freddy leave his prison and come to Abby's house to take her to the pizzeria? And why don't the ghosts just call for her, since they have the connection?

The appearance of Golden Freddy was a fun Easter egg for game fans, but it didn't really make sense.

What happens to Aunt Jane?

The last time we see Aunt Jane is when she is lying on the floor with her head hidden behind the sofa. We assume she's been injured or even killed by Golden Freddy, but we never learn her fate.

Yes, she was not the most pleasant character, but the movie could at least mention her at the end.

Who possesses Mr. Cupcake?

Well, there are five animatronics and five dead kids haunting them. But Chica is holding the sixth character, Mr. Cupcake, who seems to be as sentient as the others and often acts on its own.

This makes you wonder who possesses Mr. Cupcake and who could fit into such a tiny animatronic. Unfortunately, the movie doesn't answer that.

How did no one notice the bodies inside the animatronics?

The shocking reveal at the end is that the children's ghosts are trapped in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria because the serial killer hid their bodies inside the animatronics. Now that's horror fuel, but it raises a lot of questions.

How come no one noticed the bodies rotting inside the animatronics? Didn't they smell? After all, the kids were murdered when the pizzeria was a popular place and the animatronics were performing every night.