Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

Jessica Rothe (La La Land) plays a sorority sister who, after waking up with a hangover in someone else's dorm room, must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why. From the director of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

2017Rating: M, Horror, violence, offensive language & sexual references96 minsUSA
HorrorMystery
Director:
Christopher Landon ('Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse', 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones', 'Burning Palms')
Writer:
Christopher LandonScott Lobdell
Cast:
Jessica RotheIsrael BroussardRuby ModineRachel MatthewsCharles AitkenJason BaylePhi VuDonna Duplantier

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Happy Death Day / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Happy Death Day is a weird film. Starting off like a Scream-type slasher, it veers unexpectedly into straight-up comedy early on, complete with a jaunty musical montage of the lead actress getting murdered over and over.

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Vulture

Vulture

The movie is no big deal, but its Groundhog Day conceit is kind of irresistible, and the genre blend seems right for this age of women seeking stability and empowerment.

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Variety

Variety

"Happy Death Day" is "Groundhog Day" dipped in blood, and if the movie isn't all that clever, it's just clever enough to get by.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Becoming a decent person requires an awful lot of dying in "Happy Death Day," a snappy horror-comedy with a gentle romantic spine.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's Groundhog Day meets Scream, although lacking the first film's novelty and the latter's postmodern smarts.

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Stuff

Stuff

Far more entertaining and original than the title and the marketing are really hinting at. Nice job all round.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

In a genre filled with countless tales of unhinged killers stalking and slaying pretty young things, part of Happy Death Day's appeal stems from both leaning into and playing with the usual tropes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although concentrating on delivering easily digestible situations and scene progressions, Landon does demonstrate some enticing visual flair that gets rather diminished by the repetitiveness of the plot.

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