UPDATE: The film “Half to Death” was later titled “Happy Death Day” that was released back on October 13, 2017. Please refer to the post “Happy Death Day (2017) – Movie Review” for the latest updates on the film.
“Half to Death” (‘Happy Death Day’) is said to be another promising addition to the list of Blumhouse horror films. Reportedly, the makers have pushed back “Insidious: Chapter 4” for the next year while this film directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) will be released on October 13, 2017.
The film follows a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) who must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why.
The concept of the film looks interesting, even though we don’t have enough information to visualize the whole storyline. However, horror movie fans should expect the surprise and scary elements going by the earlier films of Blumhouse productions.
The director of “Half to Death“ Landon has previously collaborated with the production house for the “Paranormal Activity” franchise while this time he has also co-written the script along with Scott Lobdell. Earlier Landon has also written the script for “Disturbia” (2007) and the three Paranormal Activity films. The last film he had directed is the 2015 film “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”.
Directed by Christopher Landon
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Rachel Matthews
Release Date: October 13, 2017
Well, there are many films featuring time loop where some of the recent ones being “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014), “Looper” (2012), “Source Code” (2011), “Timecrimes” (2007), and the 2013 Canadian horror film “Haunter”. It’s always been amazing and unique for filmmakers to explore storylines where characters experience the same period of time repeatedly. It would be interesting to see how ‘Happy Death Day’ takes the character forward.
Moreover, Blumhouse Productions has been previously involved in some of the finest horror films, including Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Sinister, Split and Get Out. The company is also in a 10-year first-look production agreement with Universal Pictures. The film “Half to Death” will also be distributed by Universal Pictures.