Five Nights at the Spa 4: Kooky Carnevil (2021)

R | 2h 46min | Animation, Comedy, Horror | 17 September 2021 (USA)


Kaia, Lydia and Meredith Bortz free-roam in an evil carnival to win games against Allie Indian and Alexandra and Ainsley.

Directors, Producers and Writers

Directors and Writers: Robert Schwentke, Taylor Sheridan

Producers: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Seth MacFarlane, Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips


Dakota Johnson, Landry Bender, Lauren Taylor (see full cast below)

Character Gallery

Robot Hell on Earth Team




Cast overview, first billed only:

  • Dakota Johnson-...-Meredith and Ainsley Bortz and Allie Indian
  • Landry Bender-...-Kaia Bortz
  • Lauren Taylor-...-Lydia Bortz
  • Amy Poehler-...-Alexandra Bortz



Written by Robert Schwentke and Taylor Sheridan

Genres: Animation | Comedy | Horror | Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including scenes of assault, graphic nudity, language and some violence and terror - all involving females | See all certifications >>

Parents Guide: View content advisory >>


Country: USA

Language: English

Release Dates

17 September 2021 (USA, theatrical release)

21 December 2021 (USA, home release)

Company Credits

Production Companies


  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (USA)
  • Paramount Pictures (UK)
  • Warner Bros. (Worldwide except US and UK)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (DVD) (US and UK) (2021)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Blu-Ray) (US and UK) (2021)
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (DVD) (Worldwide except US and UK) (2021)
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Blu-Ray) (Worldwide except US and UK) (2021)


  • The film was originally scheduled for release on October 23, 2020 so that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media would release it with Snake Eyes (2021) and that New Line Cinema would release it with Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021).
    • On September 17, 2020, the film was pushed back six months to April 2, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • On October 2, 2020, the film was pushed back two months to June 25 with No Time to Die (2021) taking its previous spot.
    • On October 6, 2020, the film was pushed back three months to September 17 with Meredith's New Jerseyan Life: Video Chatting with Zachary taking its previous spot.
      • On December 3, 2020, it was announced that the film alongside other films by Warner Bros. Pictures releasing in 2021 would be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day of their release.
  • The title is a reference to The Simpsons arcade game, Kooky Carnival.
  • This is the first main Five Nights at the Spa film where the antagonists don't wear eye bandannas and bathrobes or bikinis. Instead, they wear a visor that shoots lasers out of their eyes, Alexandra and Allie wear a sweater, sweatpants and boots and Ainsley wears a daredevil outfit and roller skates while all three wear gloves as they did in second and third main films.
    • This is also the first main film to not be rated TV-14-LV on TV, rather having a TV-14-LS rating instead.
  • The film takes over the fourth main film role from Five Nights at the Spa: The Warehouse Time Forgot, which was pulled from the release schedule and cancelled on July 16, 2020 and revived as a second reboot film on November 19.
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