A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?
Director Christopher Landon tested wearing the option of a baby mask for the killer in the office and scared a worker, confirming his choice. See more »
The hospital should not have lost power with the rest of the campus when the power went out, as all hospitals are fitted with a backup generator to ensure the safety of the patients in the event of power loss. It is possible that the killer sabotaged the generator, but there is no way that they would have known the power would go out so this would not seem to be beneficial to them. See more »
[Tree storms into her room. She hastily starts packing her belongings]
She finally rolls in...
[Lori looks at Tree, puzzled]
Yes. As far away as possible.
Tree, what's wrong?
Me. I was wrong. I thought that if I stopped running that I could beat it. But it's never gonna stop.
Tree, you're freaking me out.
Hello, that's me, a freak!
[Lori takes the cupcake, lights the candle, approaches Tree and hands her the cupcake]
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Rather than "The End", the film concludes with the quote "Today is the first day of the rest of your life". See more »
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Happy Death Day: Enjoyable stuff
I've been looking forward to this ever since I saw the teaser trailer, sadly it's taken me this long to get around to it.
So did it live up to expectations? Not entirely, but I walked away happy regardless.
For those unaware it's Groundhog Day (1993) with murder as we see a girl repeatedly being killed off only to start to day anew. Personally I loved this idea and was curious with where they were going to go with it.
The traditional slasher tropes are all present, some great dark humor is in the script and the cast are all on point. Notable especially is our leading lady Jessica Rothe who was excellent though I spent half the movie baffled by just how much she looks like Melissa Benoist.
I'm not sure the finale was up to the same quality as the rest of the film and that is perhaps why it's receiving a 7 not an 8. Something about it just felt inferior and saw the movie go out with a bit of a fizzle.
Regardless I can see why the film was so successful, congratulations to everyone involved because though I didn't find it as mind blowing as I'd hoped I can't deny that this is a very inventive fun little film.
Cast are all great
Some great ideas
Weak soundtrack for a movie of this ilk
Finale was underwhelming
Hearing the same dialogue repeatedly can get frustrating
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