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
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.
Though I personally could've used more blood, Happy Death Day is a breath of fresh air into the horror genre and proof that both horror comedy and PG-13 horror should not be dismissed. It's a fun introduction into an intimidating genre. Handling it's leading ladies transition very believably, HDD delivers every step of the way.