• Happy Death Day (2017)

Happy Death Day

Release Date: October 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna DuPlantier

Director: Christopher Landon

Genres: Thriller , Horror , Dark comedy

Production Co: Blumhouse Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest , Revenge , Survival , Fall , Escape , 2010s , Pursuit , Friend , Brooding , Suspenseful , Murder , Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Todd GilchristTheWrap

    Landon, who wrote four of the “Paranormal Activity” films, knows a lot about reverse engineering scary scenarios from mundane situations, but as with later installments of that series, he overcomplicates the logistics and mythology of the premise, aiming for something more raucous (and fun) in tone but lacking the intensity — or inevitability — to make its repetition feel truly chilling. show more

  • 50
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Although concentrating on delivering easily digestible situations and scene progressions, Landon does demonstrate some enticing visual flair that gets rather diminished by the repetitiveness of the plot. show more

  • 70
    Sarah WardScreen International

    Thankfully never taking itself too seriously, the latest Jason Blum-produced comedy-thriller is happy to carve out its spot as the horror-themed, millennial-focused Groundhog Day, and to have fun doing so. A dynamic lead performance and a willingness to keep things short and snappy also ensure viewers won’t mind venturing into rehash territory. show more

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