A Blumhouse slasher horror flick Happy Death Day (previously titled ‘Half to Death’) has a very aptly used Groundhog Day reference point when a college girl finds herself trapped in a time loop to relive her murder day over and over again until she figures out her killer.
This movie is very much original in which a college student Theresa “Tree” (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) goes through the ordeal of living her death day multiple times after getting killed on her birthday by a hooded figure wearing a mask.
In her time loop, she wakes up the next morning in a dorm room of her classmate Carter Davis and after a couple of times reliving the day, she figures out that she is in a time loop and she has to find out who wants to kill her.
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Happy Death Day has nice character development and the changing shades of its lead character keep the plot engaging. The film is not that scary rather keeps you guessing all the time with enough suspense and thrill. Also, the killing scenes are not that gore or bloody, although in a slasher film we tend to see more graphical violence.
Director Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity), true to the character of any other Blumhouse production has kept this very simple yet entertaining. Happy Death Day moves on two lines: one is to find the killer and the other is the transformation of Tree from a self-centered jerk to an understanding and caring self.
The film also sends a general message: ‘Live like today is the first day of the rest of your life.’
‘Happy Death Day’ is available for rent or buy on iTunes and Vudu.
Film Name: Happy Death Day (previously titled ‘Half to Death’)
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Actors: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Directed by: Christopher Landon
Release date: October 13, 2017
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