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?
The Bayfield University Baby killer costume was designed by Tony Gardner, who also designed the Ghostface mask, the horror icon of the Scream films, and which is a reworked version of the Father's Death Halloween costume. See more »
At one point, Tree plots out a way to kill Tombs. She goes to the hospital, pulls a knife on the officer, takes his gun, tells him that Tombs is about to escape and to go get help. She then goes into his room where he escapes, they fight and she shoots and kills him. She's then seen celebrating her birthday. There is no way that she'd be free that night - she would at the very least be charged with the murder of Tombs since there's no witnesses to see that he did in fact free himself. From an outsiders point of view, she took an officers gun, untied Tombs, and then killed him. See more »
[after erasing the names of Nick, Tim and Stephanie from the suspect list, Tree checks on Danielle. They walk together, chatting]
[someone bumps into Danielle, making her drop her books]
[Tree bends to pick Danielle's books. Suddenly she noticed a birthday card among the books, similar to the one she received. Thinking incorrectly that Danielle is the murderer, Tree looks at her murderously]
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The opening Universal logo gets abruptly sucked into oblivion and then restarts, referencing the film's time loop element. This happens twice before the logo finally plays uninterrupted. See more »
I think people going to see this movie are expecting wayyyy to much from a slasher movie. I'm rating it based on what I expected, and I was certainly impressed. This movie wasn't trying to be anything more than another murder movie, but what made me want to see it was the idea of taking Groundhog Day (which it fully admitted to ripping the idea from) and turning it into a slasher film. I was actually surprised it held back on gore and blood. I was fully expecting it to be all the tropes of gross-out killings, but it was instead focused more on character development and the story. I admit the characters are a bit one-dimensional, but again, it's a slasher movie. It's trying to win any academy awards here. In many ways I think it's parodying those one-dimensional characters of college trope characters and the "last girl" in horror movies because it goes all-in on establishing the main characters as somebody you're meant to hate at first. The ending genuinely took me in a direction I didn't anticipate, and then it took me back to what I was expecting, but did it in a way that I felt fresh. All in all, I had fun watching this movie, which I think what this movie was meant to be: Fun.
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