Friday, October 27, 2017

Movie review: Happy Death Day

4 of 5 Stars

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.

Happy Death Day is like Groundhog Day on acid and much more fun than I expected it to be.  Jessica Rothe is a pleasure to watch as she attempts to unravel the truth about who is trying to kill her.  It's not who you think and although it's a horror movie, it's not all that scary.

Release date: October 13, 2017 (USA)
Director: Christopher B. Landon
Budget: 4.8 million USD
Producer: Jason Blum
Screenplay: Scott Lobdell

In it's first two weeks out the film has a worldwide gross of  more than 56-million dollars.  Not in the mega-movie arena, but it's certainly a success considering the modest budget under 5-Million.

If you haven't seen this one yet, it's certainly worth a look.

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