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Happy Death Day (2017)

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A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Director:

Christopher Landon

Writer:

Scott Lobdell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Rothe ... Tree Gelbman
Israel Broussard ... Carter Davis
Ruby Modine ... Lori Spengler
Charles Aitken ... Gregory Butler
Laura Clifton ... Stephanie Butler
Jason Bayle ... David Gelbman
Rob Mello ... John Tombs
Rachel Matthews ... Danielle Bouseman
Ramsey Anderson ... Keith Lumbly
Brady Lewis Brady Lewis ... Frat Brother
Phi Vu ... Ryan Phan
Tenea Intriago ... Student Protester
Blaine Kern III ... Nick Sims
Cariella Smith ... Becky Shepard
Jimmy Gonzales ... Police Officer
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Storyline

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?

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Taglines:

Die. Repeat. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tree's shirt says "Dumpstaphunk" on it. 'Dumpstaphunk' is an actual funk and jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana. See more »

Goofs

Tree tells the security guard that she died sixteen times. Actually, till that point she died nine times. But the other deaths could have appeared off-screen. See more »

Quotes

[Danielle is interviewed about Lori's death. In the background, Emily whimpers, while Becky tries to calm her]
Danielle Bouseman: I just knew there was something wrong with Lori. She never wore make up, never posted any cute selfies, and she literally owned a pair of crocs. All the signs of a psycho killer would...
[angrily, Danielle turns to Emily]
Danielle Bouseman: Hello? I'm trying to get interviewed here!
[Becky and Emily go away]
Tree Gelbman: [watching this on TV] Oh my God, she is such a tool.
Danielle Bouseman: Anyhoo, Lori's little plot was super lame. ...
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Crazy Credits

End credit scene setting up plot for the third instalment in the franchise. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Foreigner/Happy Death Day (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

We Got Something Good
Written & Performed by William Bell
Courtesy of Stax
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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This movie knew exactly what it was
14 October 2017 | by stevencvgarciaSee all my reviews

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half to Death See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,039,025, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$55,683,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,479,266
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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