Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes… Are We Still Talking About This?


Ana Perkins, writer

Five Nights at Freddy’s started off as a game that at face value seemed like a creative but simple horror game. The only way to beat the game is to survive five nights. The game was a success with that formula alone but then players began to notice the “changes” that randomly appeared as you played. People started taking noticed to the need for explanations begins to build on top of each other, as the series progressed, but that not quite what we are here to talk about. If you want to learn more about the game series, click here for another article.

Scott Cawthon has been busy with the Five Nights Brand from the spin-off game known as FNAF Word to talks about a possible movie. What you may not have known is that Scott had been working with Kira Breed-Wisley to write a book that was originally called Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Untold Story with the original release date being December 22, 2015. If you know anything about Scott’s style, you know thing change. The book was released on December 17 and renamed Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes.

Silver Eyes is the story of Charlie, the daughter of the owner of Freddy Fazebear’s Pizza, who returns to her hometown with her childhood friends in honor of the friend they lost. The book is very different from the game series due to it not being about the mascots but the human aspect that is rarely ever seen in the series. It tells the story about those who lived and if it is better to have actually lived.

The tragedy affects everyone with some having deeper scares than others, in both kids and adults. Families are destroyed, people move, close friendships are forgotten, and then there are those can’t leave. “Some tragedy’s will leave a personal scar that people just ignore but know it’s there,” said junior Canaan Karr. In both a physical or mental sense, they’re trapped by their own guilt of living in fear or forcing themselves to leave in the past due to a fear of forgetting those who are gone.

The book can get pretty deep and it’s not going to be for everyone. For me personally, I felt like I wasn’t able to enjoy the story as much since I was already accustomed to how the games are. I expected more secrets and was looking like I needed more but it wasn’t there for me. Yet I still liked it because I was tired of questioning everything and I liked the characters.

I recommend at least giving it a try and form your own opinions.