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Fazbear Frights #3: 1:35AM is a third volume from the anthological Fazbear Frights book series of the franchise. Written by Andrea Waggener and Elley Cooper with Scott Cawthon, it was published on May 5, 2020.
Before its official release, the book is released in Australian stores on May 4, 2020.
Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...
For Delilah, Stanley, and Devon, being left behind is practically a way of life. Orphaned from a young age and recently divorced, Delilah escapes deeper into her dreams each night, in desperate need of a wake-up call. Stanley is newly dumped, stuck in a dead-end job for a mysterious employer, and unable to connect with anyone. And Devon, abandoned by his dad and ignored by his mom, can't understand why love and friendship come so easily to everyone except him. Unfortunately, in the callous world of Five Nights at Freddy's, it's always in the depths of loneliness when evil creeps in.
In this third volume, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series' canon, featuring cover art from fan-favorite artist LadyFiszi.
Readers beware: This collection of terrifying tales is enough to unsettle even the most hardened Five Nights at Freddy's fans.
Delilah wakes up at 6:25 am, missing her six to two shift at the diner. Ever since her divorce with her ex-husband, Howard, Delilah has been living in a funk. On this day, she passed a house having a garage sale. While browsing, she finds a brown curly haired, pink cheeked, dark eyed mechanical doll named Ella, a doll that looked a lot like the child that Delilah had always wanted. Ella had many features, but the only one that worked was the alarm clock. After purchasing Ella, Delilah was relieved that she could finally get some sleep. At her apartment, she set Delilah to 1:35 pm, and took a nap.
Delilah woke up to the sound of her ringing phone. Looking over, she saw that it was 2:25 pm. Disappointed that Ella didn't work, she threw her away in a dumpster. After her shift, she returned to her apartment to sleep soundly. At 1:35 am, she heard a whispering sound coming from her window that woke her up.
Delilah had told her best friend, Harper, about this. Harper and Delilah had been best friends ever since they were in the same foster care. Harper told Delilah that she shouldn't have thrown away Ella. Things afterwards started to look up for Delilah later that day.
Then, she heard that same sound again at 1:35 am. She realized that it was Ella, and that she hadn't set her alarm off. Annoyed she wasn't going to get any sleep, Delilah decides to go find Ella. She went over to the dumpsters where she threw Ella away. She looked into the middle dumpster, but only found garbage. No signs of Ella. She then checked the dumpster left of her, to see if Ella was in there. She wasn't, but she did find a bunch of books over a pile of stuffed garbage bags. She noticed a suspicious red stain on one of them. She took no more notice of it. The last dumpster didn't have Ella in it either.
The next night she woke up again at 1:35 am. She swore she could her a tapping sound from her window. She thought about finding Ella again, but then decided to let the city garbage truck take care of the problem. She woke up at 1:35 am the next night. Paranoid, Delilah went back to the dumpsters to check for Ella. As she rummaged through them, she didn't find Ella.
Delilah decided to go over to the house where the garage sale had been. But when she got there, there was no one there. She even went inside the house to see if anyone was there. But she found no one. She then decided to try to research the doll on the Internet. She found out that the Ella doll had been discontinued for reasons unknown. She tried to find more, but hit more dead ends.
Three more times had Delilah been woken up at 1:35 am. She could feel the presence of the doll, it's eyes staring into her soul. She could hear a sound coming from her closet, but there was nothing there. She could hear a rapping sound from under the floor, but it stopped, this went on and on. Delilah felt tortured.
Every single night, Delilah wakes up at 1:35 am, only to hear strange noises and sensations. She was starting to lose her mind. She tried to move to different places of her house, but she couldn't escape. So she decided to switch to night shift at her diner job in hopes it could end the madness. It didn't. Every night at the diner at 1:35 am, she could actually see Ella. It became so much worse that she got fired.
She then stayed over with Harper's theater troupe, but she couldn't escape Ella. She left Harper's theater troupe, got into her car, and drove to a motel, but even there she couldn't escape from Ella. She could still hear her coming for her. Delilah then left the motel, got into her car and drove as far away as she could. But should could still sense Ella's presence, as the sound of her car unlocked and unlatched. She parked near a river and ran as far as she could to a factory. This was a sign of terror and dread that she never felt before. She needed to hide. Crawling through a drainage pipe, she ended up in an abandoned construction site where she found a vent opening. She crawled through it into the chute like space. As she moved more, she got stuck. But she relaxed, because no one, not even Ella, could ever find her.
Room for One More
Stanley is a night guard at a sketchy underground facility. He hates his job but continues to work there because he needs the money. One day, he finds a Minireena suddenly appear on his desk. He finds it cute, but he is also confused about how it got there and falls asleep. When he wakes up, the doll is gone. Later that night, he feels an odd pain in his throat and left arm before going to bed. Over the next few days, the pain gets worse. Both of his arms swell, his throat bleeds, and he loses his appetite. Though he is reluctant at first, his family convinces him to go to a doctor if he does not get better soon. In a side-plot throughout the book, Stanley has three nightmares at his workplace. In the first one, he gets a cab, only to find the driver is Funtime Foxy. In the second, the facilities power cuts and he encounters Funtime Freddy while trying to find the light. In the third, he is strapped to a dentist chair, with Ballora as a nurse. After he wakes from the third nightmare, he finds a Minireena attempting to crawl into his mouth, causing him to realize that his illness has been because they crawl inside him while he sleeps on the job. He tries to rush to a hospital but collapses before he can leave the building. He sees another Minireena and screams, allowing it to enter his body.
The New Kid
Devon, a lonely kid with few friends, quickly becomes friends with the new kid at school, Kelsey. Though the friendship goes well at first, Devon gets mad at Kelsey for what Devon perceives as Kelsey getting with his crush. Wanting revenge, Devon decides to harmlessly scare Kelsey by luring him to an abandoned Freddy’s he found and leaving him in an old Fredbear suit for a few hours. The prank horribly backfires when the springlocks activate and kill Kelsey. A few days later, Devon decides to return to the pizzeria to try and find Kelsey, telling his only other friend Mick to cover for him. Once at the pizzeria, he looks inside the suit but finds Kelsey has mysteriously vanished. He eventually sticks his hand inside the suit’s mouth to feel around, only for the springlocks to fail and crush his arm. Now bleeding out, Devon finally gets a good look inside the suit, finding a corpse that isn’t Kelsey’s. The last thing Devon sees before dying is the corpse’s black, curly hair. The story ends with Mick continuing to cover for Devon (unaware that he died) as well as a strange sequence where Kelsey, alive and well, introduces himself as a new kid at the school.
Detective Larson gets another call that says that the Stitch Wraith has been spotted at the old fire site. Larson noted that this wasn't the first time it's been spotted there. The story then flashes back to a man named Dr. Phineas Taggart, a mad scientist who was into studying human emotion and measuring energy. He gets shipments of robots ever week, and this week, he got an Endoskeleton. Phineas then began to create a body for his endoskeleton, placing a white faced doll's head with black drawn-on eyes and Fetch's battery pack on it. The endoskeleton then came to life. Another man, Ruben who own a food truck business went into Phineas' lab to check on him. As we went in, he saw Phineas dead, withered, with his eyes gone, leaving only black stains on his face. The endoskeleton, now animatronic found a cloak and slipped it on.