Yeah, of course, to call it the slasher version for Groundhog Day (1993) is the easy deal. But regarding the film’s plot, that’s the way everybody is calling Happy Death Day (2017). And, one must admit it, it’s a great film to get compared with. Tree Gelbman is a snobby young woman who gets murdered at her birthday party. But she wakes up again the morning of her death, alive and facing the same day. And then she gets killed. And wakes up alive that same day. Again. And again. Like Bill Murray trying to find love, but with a bloodier consequence. But this nightmare turns into her quest to find out what the hell is going on, and solve her own murder before it even happens. And yes, meanwhile she gets killed. Again and again and again.
Happy Death Day (2017) is written and directed by Christopher Landon, writer of Disturbia (2007) and some of the Paranormal Activity installments. Also, he was director of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), one of the funniest pieces we’ve seen in the last decade about a zombie aftermath. The cast is formed by lots of young good looking faces like Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews or Charles Aitken, among others. The movie is produced by Blumhouse Productions, a company behind some of the most interesting titles in the horror genre of the last days, with titles like Paranormal Activity (2007), Insidious (2010), The Purge (2013), Sinister (2012), Split (2016) and Get Out (2017) just to name a few.
Happy Death Day (2017) is currently in post-production and comes out in the USA the Friday the 13h of October this year. Also, will get released in Europe on November. But a first official trailer has already been punished by Universal Pictures, and oh boy, it looks cool! Except for the annoying hip hop music, I can’t stand that. But well, that’s me. Check it out here: