R.L. Stine's Five Nights At Freddy's 4: Don't Cry is a 2018 American horror-comedy film directed by R.L Stine and the fourth movie in the FNAF film series. It is based off the video game of the same name and the short film Five Nights At Freddy's: Don't Cry. Just like the first and second, this is rated R. This is also a prequel to the films. A fifth installment called Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location
In 1987, 11-year-old Chris Afton (Emjay Anthony) is about to celebrate his 7th birthday party at Freddy Fazbear's pizza because his father (Patrick Wilson) works there. But Chris is abused by his 18-year-old older brother Terrence A.K.A. The Big Brother (Bryce Hodgson) and the brother's friends Star (Debby Ryan), Dale (Liam James), and Kwan (Samuel Patrick Chu). But their uncle James (Nicholas D'Agosto), who warns them to stay away from the boy, protects him. During dinner, Terrence embarrases him in front of everyone by showing Chris's fear of animatronics and causing a fight with him. Chris keeps on revealing that he hates Terrence but their father breaks up the fight. Chris is taken to his room for protection and Terrence is grounded. Chris starts getting upset and loses his sense of humor.
At 12:00 A.M., Chris has nightmare and sees Nightmare Freddy (Robert Englund). He finds out that Freddy is haunting the house and looking for Chris, to torment him. Chris blocks his doors but is confronted by Freddy's Fredlets. He is about to be jumpscared by them but the clock turns 6:00 A.M. He sees a plush toy called Plushtrap (Frankie Jonas) and befriends him.
He finds out that Terence, Star, Dale, and Kwan are the nightmare animatronics. He befriends Sam (Camren Bicondova), who he has a crush on but she is one year older then him. She wants to have a sleepover at his house and he allows that. She sees him getting abused by his brother. She comforts him while the brother laughs. Chris says, Everyone pushes me around. Chris later starts thinking about Freddy.
At 12:00 A.M., Sam later finds out that Chris is afraid of the animatronics. But now it gets hard tonight. She helps him fight his nightmare and stand up to his brother. But they are out numbered until they are saved by a Krampus-like animatronic Fredbear (Danny Glover) and the clock turns 6:00 A.M.
They find out that Fredbear only torments bad people and some call him The god of punishment and respect. And that Fredbear wants to only scare the big brother and the brother's friends for making fun of Chris. Sam reveals that she once saw Plushtrap punish her abusive sister and mother. Chris tells her that his mother passed away. Sam is sorry for his lost. Sam's friend Lewis (Tyrel Jackson Williams) joins them and make a team to stop the bullies. They befriend Tucker's step-siblings Harvey (Billy Unger), Pamela (Kelli Berglund), and Howie (Spencer Boldman) and they join in.
At 12:00 A.M., they all get ready to meet the enemies and get the help from Fredbear. In the kitchen, Howie confronts the Fredlets , who shoot him in the leg with a nail gun. He tries to kill them with a shot gun but one of them survives and attacks him until Tucker kills it with a Hammer. Pamela hides under the car and sees Freddy. He leaves a jack-in-the-box. The box opens up and Nightmare Balloon Boy comes out. Harvey hears Pamela's screams and tries to save her but is attacked by a Nightmare Cupcake. Harvey grabs it and electrocutes it to death. Harvey finds Pamela and shoots Balloon Boy. They all get in Chris' room and clock turns 6:00 A.M.
Star overheard Terrence doing his evil plan and decides to help torture Chris by wanting to 'make a man out of him' but he angrily pushes her away and storms away from her, making her have second thoughts. Terrence reveals that he wants to make his brother fear him forever.
At 12:00 A.M., Chris is confronted by Freddy and tries to fight him but Freddy grabs him and tells him to fear him. Chris gets away from him and tells him to stay away but Freddy finds him and puts a scar on his arm, telling him to wake up. The alarm clock beeps and says it's 6:00 A.M.
Chris tries to hide from Terrence but Terrence finds him and locks him in the supply closet, making Chris get scared. Everyone now knows Dash's true behavior and is expelled from school for child abuse. Chris escapes and goes to his room.
At 12:00 A.M., Chris tries to get away from Freddy but he catches Chris and starts scareing him but he is saved by Star, who is sorry for bullying him. He runs away but is confronted by Nightmare and is about to be jumpscared but the clock turns 6:00 A.M.
Chris is glad that his friends are at the party and Sam gives Chris a birthday kiss but Terrence crashes the party and scares Chris while Star also starts laughing and is actually helping with the prank. Dale says, Hey, your brother is kind of a baby and Terrence says, I know, it's hillarous. Terrence and his friends decide to prank him by putting Chris in Fredbear's mouth. They grab him, complete their prank, and laugh but the animatronic closes his mouth and bites Chris. Terrence is shocked and breaks down crying with everyone being scared by this.
At 12:00 A.M., Chris sees Nightmare and tries to run away but is confronted by Freddy. He keeps on saying they're not real. The clock turns 6:00 A.M.
It's revealed that Chris is in the hospital and Terrence says, I don't know if you can hear me, but i'm sorry. But Chris' heart monitor beeps loudly and he dies. Terrence starts crying over his brother's death. Chris' grandfather William (Willem Dafoe) visits him and says, You're broken but I can put you back together. Revealing that his grandfather is going to put him in a fredbear suit and revealing that Danny is Golden Freddy.
At school, the bullies are nervous about what happened. Terrence arrives and informs them of Chris' death but Dale doesn't show remorse and makes a remark about the situation, only for Terrence to punch him.
On night 7 ,12:00 A.M., the bullies get punished by Fredbear and Terrence prepares to survive against Nightmare, saying, It's my fault for being such a jerk. The movie ends with 6:00 A.M. where Terrence commits suicide out of remorse. Then we see a locked chest but cannot be opened. Fredbear says, "Some things are left forgotten, for now."
At a mid-credits scene, we then see a crying Sam kiss Chris while the others look on in sadness before William approaches them and puts a hand on Sam's shoulder, leaving their fates ambiguous but it's assume they are part of the missing children.
- Emjay Anthony as Chris Afton - The Main Protagonist of the film. He is the human version of Golden Freddy.
- Camren Bicondova as Sam - The Main Deuteragonist of the film and Danny's love-interest. She is the human version of Mangle.
- Debby Ryan as Star - The Female Antagonist. She is the human version of Chica.
- Kyle Swann as Terrence - The True Main Antagonist of the film and Danny's abusive older-brother. He became the main protagonist of night 7. He is the human version of the Puppet.
(after putting Chris in Fredbear's mouth, Terrence and his friends laugh while others look on in sympathy but then they hear a bite noise. Terrence and his friends stop laughing and are now worried)
- Sam: (worried) "Chris?"
(Terrence walks up to the stage and checks it out)
- Terrence: (also worried) "Chris? Little brother? (he then opens up the mouth but Chris falls onto the ground and his head has a bite mark on the frontal lobe. Everyone's horrified while Terrence breaks down crying) OH GOD! OH F**KING H**L! SOMEONE F**KING HELP! (an employee picks up a phone and calls 911 while a crying Terrence cradles his brother's body) WHAT HAVE I DONE?!"
(Star and Kwan unmask themselves and are showing horrified faces)
- Kwan: (horrified) "Oh s**t. This is bad."
- Star: (also horrified) "What have we done?"
- The Bad Guy Wins: Terrence and his friends had finished making Chris' life a living hell but at the cost of accidentally killing him and having to regret it. It's William who wins at the end and turns Chris into Golden Freddy.
- Downer Ending: Chris is accidentally killed by the dangerous prank and the bullies are left to have remorse for it that Terrence commits suicide. In the mid-credits, William is about to kill Chris' friends and turn them into the future animatronics.
- Even Evil Have Standards: When Chris gets bitten, Terrence and his friends show horror and remorse at this. They are also disgusted by Dale for not showing remorse.
- The Hero Dies: Chris dies from his bite wound and Terrence commits suicide out of remorse.
- Karma Houdini: While they become hated and feared by others, the bullies don't fully get punished for what they did.
- Villain Protagonist: After Chris' death, Terrence is now the protagonist but also dies as well.