We’re almost halfway through October and thus it’s almost Halloween! I’m pretty sure that means I’m legally required to provide you with more horror movie reviews. So, here we go!
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.
I had heard quite a lot about this film and most of it rather positive! So, I was curious to finally see this flick that twists Groundhog Day into a horror story.
The good news: it’s pretty well done and the story works. Does that mean it’s perfect? Hell no. Does it make sense 100% of the way? Not really. Would I watch it again? Unlikely. But it is the perfect film to add to your list if you sit down on Halloween to binge horror flicks all day!
I like the idea of the movie and it translates well to the horror genre. Even though you may have seen something similar on other films or TV shows, it still feels fresh enough to be entertaining. Happy Death Day comes with enough surprises and twists to keep you on your toes.
The repeating scenes are shot perfectly – I really paid attention to that! I was actually pleasantly surprised how well-made and well-acted this film was. I had not exptected that much from it. While Happy Death Day is not a perfect flick, it’s certainly a fresh bit of air that keeps you hooked. So, I’m definitely prepared to overlook any of the flaws and instead embrace what we have.
Happy Death Day is cheesy at times, but it also fully decides to run with that. So it’s easy to forgive that and simply enjoy the film. It’s fun, it’s new and inventive, it’s a cool watch!
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!