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
This horror movie is so perfectly crafted. I don't like slasher type movies but this is so so different. Jessica Rothe, Tree, delivers a phenomenal performance and Israel Broussard, Carter, is absolutely adorable in every way. I love that he is so sweet and so taken by Tree, and tries to help her even though her wacky explanation doesn't make any sense. The time loop was executed well and it does keep you guessing, such a good job with so many suspects to be considered. Awesome movie. I already ordered the sequel.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Oh It's like 'Groundhog Day!"
I just got freaky on bluray and now i can add this film and it's sequel to complete my collection from director Christopher Landon!
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.
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.
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.
The brilliant mix of “Groundhog Day” and “Scream”!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Here’s a film that gave me a mashup of “Groundhog Day” and “Scream” that I never knew I wanted! The film is a pretty great little horror film about a college student that keeps repeating the same day that she’s murdered on and must find out who the killer is in order to stop the time loop. The film never takes itself too seriously and its self-aware attitude also helps while the entire cast does a pretty great job as well. Great fun for any fans of horror.
I hate scary movies. I can't handle them. I didn't really want to see this, but I had moviepass at the time and figured if I hated it I'd just leave. Turned out to be such a good film I bought it! This movie leans heavily on the comedic side of the spectrum. There may be a few jump scares and there are definitely some gruesome things that happen, but nothing that will keep you up at night or give you nightmares. My entire family adores Happy Death Day and its sequel, and we quote it every time someone has a birthday. 'Cause it's their birthday and they ain't gotta pick up the phone!