A college student (Jessica Rothe) is trapped in a time loop that forces her to keep reliving a birthday that ends with her murder at the hands of a masked madman. As she repeats the same day over and over again, she tries to figure out her killer's identity so she can avoid a grisly fate. Directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).~Jack Rodgers
Let me start by saying I'm not a fan of slasher films. I am a fan of unconventional films. So slasher meets Groundhog Day works well for my unconventional needs. It's not really horror, it's more of a comedy. Got plenty of laughs.
They first twist was a bit of a let down, I won't spoil it, but there was a reason for it.
There is opportunity to figure out who the killer is if you know what to look for.
I absolutely enjoyed this film so much. Fantastic unique slasher film. Kind of gave me Scream vibes on some scenes but not all the way this movie was really uniquely made and hilarious. I laughed a lot and it wasn't really scary for me a couple of jump scenes but overall a fun slasher mysterious movie. Loved the casting and pacing of the film. I unfortunately wasn't a fan of the sequel. So I'm glad I have this Blu Ray copy to remind me of the first one I fell in love with.
Happy Death Day wears a lot of hats - it's a tongue-in-cheek slasher film/mystery with a foot firmly planted in the genre of the fantastic (though the sequel kind of ruins the latter). Even having seen it before and knowing the reveal, the twists and turns hold up upon re-watching it.
Went into this thinking it would be another cheesy horror movie, only to find that it was smart and funny. The "Groundhog Day" premise has been used before, but I thought they gave it a clever twist with the main character's sometimes comical deaths. In some ways it reminded me of the first Scream film. It had comedic elements, strong female lead, the mystery of figuring out who the killer was. I also thought it was impressive that they made the main character kind of unlikable in the beginning and had you rooting for her by the end. I really liked it and its sequel.
If you like the movie Groundhogs day or the show on Netflix Russian Doll (and enjoyed the movie Scream) you will probably like this movie. Make sure to watch this one and not the sequel as the sequel is not as good.