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Five Nights At Freddy's: What Is The Bite Of '83?

The "Five Nights at Freddy's" franchise is full of fun horror games that are worth recognition for their gameplay alone. They're challenging and scary yet fairly easy for new players to pick up and play. Of course, there's more to the popular series than its gameplay mechanics. There's also deep lore behind the entire thing that makes the games as intriguing as they are fun to play. Each game drops some fascinating tidbits about the overarching story, such as key characters, shocking revelations, and landmark moments, like the infamous Bite of '83.

For those unfamiliar, the Bit of '83 is among the most notable events in the entire "Five Nights at Freddy's" timeline. As revealed in "Five Nights at Freddy's 4," back in 1983, a kid identified only as "the Crying Child" was bullied by his older brother and his friends while at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Upset, he timidly did as they requested and approached the Fredbear animatronic, placing his head inside its mouth. In a horrifying turn of events, the robot shut its mouth on the Crying Child's head and killed him.

This moment wasn't shown in vivid detail in "Five Nights at Freddy's 4," though there's a chance it could be at the movies very soon.

Will we see the Bite of '83 in the FNAF movie?

Given its status as a staple of the horror video game realm, it's no surprise that "Five Nights at Freddy's" is on its way to the movies. The inaugural trailer for the Emma Tammi-directed feature reached the internet on May 16, 2023, giving moviegoers — and Peacock streaming service subscribers, since the film will release there and in theaters simultaneously — an idea of what to expect from the story. As it turns out, the teaser indicates that we might get to see the Bite of '83 in live-action form.

In addition to a look at the man behind the animatronics, William Afton (Matthew Lillard), the animatronics themselves, and new Freddy Fazbear's Pizza night security guard Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson), the "Five Nights at Freddy's" teaser offers what seems to be a training video for new pizzeria employees. The dated look of the footage makes it seem as if it could've been recorded back in the 1980s. Perhaps one of these videos will hint at or outright show the 1983 incident in the film or a similar one known as the Bite of '87: a 1987 animatronic attack explored in the games that led to the downfall of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.

Either through the video game series or the live-action movie, which arrives on October 27, 2023, hopefully, we'll learn more about the Bite of '83 down the line.